Side Hustle Spark 203: Chris Guillebeau’s Failure Friday (new feature at Side Hustle School)

Here’s a link to the first episode of Side Hustle School’s Failure Friday.

Quotes from Chris’s show notes:

“…Failure Friday…a collection of short stories all about mistakes, missteps, disasters, and of course, failure.” 

“The stories will vary, but often it starts with an idea, what they thought would happen and what really happened—and of course, what they learned.”

And, here’s

https://teasetea.com


And now, time for book recommendations…or shameless commercialism…or both. Okay, there are definitely book recommendations…

These seven books are go-to sources of inspiration and valued experience. These are affiliate links which, if you use to preview and buy the product, won’t raise the product’s price and will earn me a commission. At that point, I’ll be that much closer to buying that unclaimed island in the Caribbean. Please don’t ask for the island’s coordinates. It is mine and you can’t have it. ;->

These books cut across so many lines of productivity and accomplishment. Whether you use these links or go elsewhere, get your hands on these.

Side Hustle Spark 114: 5 More Side Hustle Lessons

This buffer.com post by Courtney Seiter–5 Side Hustle Lessons I Learned From My Day Job–still offers helpful insights, despite its 2017 publication date.

Anything written before the pandemic started is probably viewed through a different lens anyway, right?

It’s well worth the six-minute read.

As always, I hope you tailor any idea or ‘aha! moment’ into something helpful

Side Hustle Spark 103: Side Hustle Failures

This post from AcceleratedFI reviews the writer’s side hustle flops and there is tons to learn here.

Some of the oops moments:

  • Violating someone’s patent
  • Following the allure of ‘cost per click’ and creating sites around products [i.e. tooth implants] he knew nothing about.
  • Inventing a product, but victimized by poor performance at the Asian factory.
  • And in his ‘garlic press’ venture…”This meant if I sold them for $10 and Amazon took a $4 cut for fulfillment/shipping fees, I was netting $6 and my cost was $7.50. I’m losing $1.50 on every sale I make…”

The post does lead off with:
Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by PSECU, a Pennsylvania-based credit union but hey, I’m there to glean a little information, so, not a problem.

Jim has since moved on to more successful ventures and offers his free PDF of his 7 favorite side hustles here.