Last May, Monisha Misra reluctantly accepted her first customer. Nine months later, she’d eclipsed $100k in total sales — all on the side from her day job.
BoardsByMo.com is a charcuterie board prep company, and the early success and attention in that arena has spun off other revenue streams including virtual live charcuterie board building classes.
Service businesses can get a bad rap.
After all, there are still clients to deal with, there’s actual labor involved in fulfillment, they’re just not as glamorous as other more “passive” income models.
But you should know that more side hustle show guests started with a service-based business model than any other.
Josh Belk is a full-time college student, he works full-time in web design, and in what little spare time, he’s started a $6,000 a month mobile detailing business with his younger brother.
This idea came about when Josh connected the dots between obsession and opportunity.
On the obsession side, Josh would always see his brother out in the driveway cleaning his car.
A service business is one of the fastest side hustles to get off the ground, and you can scale it by hiring other people to deliver the work.
But is there an advantage to staying as a solo operator?
To find out, it’s time for another Side Hustle Showdown. This time looking at: freelancing vs building an agency.