April Whitney was staring at a future of pharmaceutical copywriting, which has cubical farm written all over it, and wanted out.
Today, April’s view is quite a bit different. She’s a personal trainer, she sells a fitness program online at smalletics.com, but more interestingly, she’s become the leading voice in the niche of petite fitness.
Jodi Carlson has been running her blog LeaderConnectingLeaders.com part-time since 2014 and has slowly built it up to $5-6k a month in revenue.
The earnings come from a combination of mostly digital product sales, as well as advertising, and affiliate relationships.
The surprising thing – to me at least – is that she’s done this in a niche that theoretically doesn’t have any money.
You might remember Jacques Hopkins from episode 223, where he broke down how he turned his hobby of playing piano into a solid $20k a month online business at Pianoin21days.com.
Things were going great; he had a bunch of happy customers, he’d quit his engineering job to focus on it full-time, and he was doing what he loves.
In this special 300th edition of The Side Hustle Show, I’m excited to feature 5 listeners who took action on specific ideas they heard on the show or read on the Side Hustle Nation blog — and turned that action into concrete results.
Those results range from their first $1000 on the side, up to a $700k e-commerce empire, but the point is they made something happen.