From hating photo booths to seeing an opportunity in the market and taking her photo booth side hustle to 6-figures in 18 months…
That’s the story of today’s guest, Cat Bloch.
Cat told me you would never “catch me dead” using a photo booth at a party.
That was until she came across a modern photo booth, and it completely changed how she looked at this popular wedding venue and Gala attraction.
Where there’s pain, there might also be profit…
That was the case for today’s guest, Pete Mockaitis. Pete was seeing some traction with his podcast, the HowToBeAwesomeAtYourJob Podcast, but was struggling to keep up all the off-air tasks — the show notes, the editing, the social media.
For Pete Mockaitis, that pain turned into AwesomePros.co, a niche drop-servicing company that he co-founded with Brian Kearny and is now doing $10k a month in recurring revenue.
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.