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How 25 Side Hustlers Made Their First Entrepreneurial Income

What’s the story of your first job-free income?

To celebrate the 4-year anniversary of The Side Hustle Show, I asked the Side Hustle Nation community to join me in creating a really fun episode.

I asked people to tell me how they first started making money on the side, and got 25 different voicemails!

In this episode, you’ll hear first-hand the steps your fellow listeners took to put themselves back in the driver seat of their own financial well-being. And no matter how you shake it, that first sale is a powerful one.

How 25 Side Hustlers Made Their First Entrepreneurial Income

OZY Readers’ Favorite Side Hustles | Wildcard | OZY

We asked, you shared. For the past week, our original series, The Evolution of the Side Hustle: How Gigs Are Killing the 9-to-5, has charted the changing nature of the daily grind as the digital economy introduces new ways to meet rent with innovative side gigs. Inspired by our coverage, OZY readers have been sending us stories of their own weird and wacky side hustles; here are some of our favorites.

EXPLODING PROFITS

My side gig is blowing things up. I work on fireworks displays for multiple companies as well as for events ranging from football games to touring rock concerts. I also make side money teaching courses to people who want to become licensed to handle pyrotechnics.

OZY Readers’ Favorite Side Hustles | Wildcard | OZY

5 Real Estate Side Hustles You Can Start on the Cheap

Chad Carson is a 30-something semi-retired real estate mogul, who together with his business partner, oversees a portfolio of 90+ rental units.

In fact, he and his wife are in the middle of an exciting adventure — a year abroad in Ecuador with their two daughters.

But of course he didn’t start there. Fresh off the football field at Clemson, Chad’s real estate career started more modestly by “bird dogging” and house hacking — two of the tactics he shares in this week’s show.

You can learn more about Chad and his real estate business at CoachCarson.com, where he writes about using real estate investing to retire early and do what matters.

5 Real Estate Side Hustles You Can Start on the Cheap

How We Make $10-15k a Month from Blogging in Less Than a Year – Side Hustle Nation

Today’s contribution comes from Grace Moser, who, together with her husband Silas, took action on one Side Hustle Show episode in a big way.

In this post, she shares their incredible results and best-practices from starting a blog from scratch in late 2015, and turning it into a 5-figure a month income stream today! Wow!

Silas and Grace are two adventurers who blog at ChasingFoxes.com about lifestyle, travel, and food. They enjoy creating awesome content for their readers, spending time with each other, and traveling full-time.

Take it away, Grace!

How We Make $10-15k a Month from Blogging in Less Than a Year – Side Hustle Nation

The 134 Best Udemy Courses for Entrepreneurs, Freelancers, and Side Hustlers – All Just $10 Through Jan. 10th! – Side Hustle Nation

But today I want to share some of the top courses on Udemy for entrepreneurs, freelancers, and side hustlers.

How do I know? These are the courses that Side Hustle Nation readers have purchased in the past year, thanks to the magic of affiliate link tracking.

Disclosure: Speaking of affiliate links, this post is full of ’em.

Limited Time New Year’s Promo: Get each of these courses for just $10! No promo code needed through January 10th.

I’m confident you’ll find something on this list you’ve been meaning to learn about to take your business to new heights this year.

The 134 Best Udemy Courses for Entrepreneurs, Freelancers, and Side Hustlers – All Just $10 Through Jan. 10th! – Side Hustle Nation

Candy Heart Hustle Becomes Six-Figure Second Income – YouTube

Unable to find branded candy hearts for a client, a marketing executive decides to make her own. She also ends up making a six-figure income with 90% of the work being done in one season of the year. Check out the show notes at SideHustleSchool.com/3

Side Hustle School features a new story EVERY DAY of someone who started a hustle without quitting their job. You’ll learn how they got the idea, how they overcame challenges along the way, and what the results are. You need a hustle!

Side Hustle School – Jan 03, 2017 – Candy Heart Hustle Becomes Six-Figure Second Income – YouTube

This 80-year-old woman makes money by watching internet surveillance cameras all day

An 80-year-old woman in Northern Ireland makes money by watching internet cameras all day, and she’s fighting crime in the process.

From her home in Ballyhalbert, Barbara Morrow scans up to six different camera feeds a day, waiting and watching for suspicious activity from inside stores and on city streets more than 5,000 miles away.

“I just like catching shoplifters,” she says. “I think I should have been a vigilante or something.”

This 80-year-old woman makes money by watching internet surveillance cameras all day

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Episode 26: How to Start an E-Commerce Empire With Less Than $100 (Arsha Jones of Tees in the Trap) – Side Hustle Pro

On today’s episode, Arsha shares:

How she developed the Capital City Co mambo sauce in her kitchen and ended up on the front page of The Washington Post
How she launched her first t-shirt shop with no shirts and no supplies
How haters reporting and shutting down her Etsy shop gave her the motivation to launch her own e-commerce site
Why you should test and validate your ideas before spending a lot of money on branding and inventory
Her number one secret to Facebook marketing

Episode 26: How to Start an E-Commerce Empire With Less Than $100 (Arsha Jones of Tees in the Trap) – Side Hustle Pro

7 drone-based business ideas for 2017

Drones have arrived. We’ve seen a plethora of ideas springing up around drones and their potential uses for business – aerial surveying and reporting, real estate assessment, wedding photos, sports action photos, to name a few.

And with plenty of new software and hardware coming out all the time, the opportunities for drone-oriented startups are virtually limitless. But what really interests me are the “crossover” opportunities between drones and other technologies that will give rise to truly new innovation that will change the way we live and work.

Here’s a list of some of those crossover opportunities that seem ripe at the moment. Hopefully you’ll find them interesting. And if you have any fantastic startup ideas using drones, please add them to my huge small business ideas list.

7 drone-based business ideas for 2017 | VentureBeat | Business | by David Mercer