WEEKLY RECAP: Why You Should “Return Every Handshake”

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Episode 862

THEMES & TAKEAWAYS:

We’ve just finished week 19 of Season III! This week, we featured coffee importing, dog loving, and terrarium building… among others. And in less than 3 weeks, I’ll be in Los Angeles, Phoenix, Denver, Austin, and Seattle—and that’s just week 1!

In this action-packed recap: I want to share a powerful, important strategy you can use while building an initial audience. I’ll also bring you an audio update from a previously featured side hustler.


WHERE ARE THEY NOW:

Today, we have an update from Mike McRitchie who was featured on the show in Ep. 320.

Listen to the Weekly Recap to hear from Mike!

You can also check out his website, MikeMcRitchie.com, and while you’re at it, check out LinkedIn Pro!


EPISODES FROM THIS WEEK:

Here’s what we heard this week on Side Hustle School! Listen to this week’s recap for a more comprehensive highlight reel.

  • Ep. 856 – A customer service agent engineers a side hustle trans-fur-mation to full-time dog training business
  • Ep. 857 – A telecom sales manager perks up with an opportunity to import and sell coffee for a small coffee farm in Mexico
  • Ep. 858 – When one man’s love for terrarium building blooms, he uses his marketing skills to make $10,000 and become a “plant influencer”
  • Ep. 859 – Leaving the corporate world behind, a mom and military wife now earns 6-figures helping people learn the world of virtual assistance
  • Ep. 860 – Two friends create water purification systems that save drinkers from foul chemicals—and save the planet from disposable bottles
  • Ep. 861 – A designer with an enthusiasm for both maps and art merges the two to create hand-printed mazes that zig-zag through the hearts of iconic cities

Inspiration is good; inspiration combined with action is better. Now get back to work!

Yours in the revolution,

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Head on over to our online submission page, and we’ll be in touch if your story is chosen.

And if you’re still working on something but have some questions, we want to hear from you too! Most Weekly Recap episodes include Listener Q&A.

Call the Side Hustle Hotline at 844-9-HUSTLE (844-948-7853), record your question and send it to podcast@sidehustleschool.com, or just send us an email!

Here’s what’s coming up next…

Each week I’ll feature more stories from people who are starting side hustles without quitting their job. Here’s a sneak peek of what’s coming next week:

  • This corporate employee turned wedding planner hated seeing young couples struggle with her floral design fee for their weddings, so she creates an alternative option: affordable, DIY wedding bouquets
  • When the world of finance and banking proves less alluring than he hoped, this Aussie makes waves by creating his own swimsuit label
  • And much more!

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