In this episode we discuss side hustles: Those projects you pursue after work, at night, or on weekends to supplement your income or fulfil a passion. Our guests include Chris Guillebeau, author of Side Hustle: From Idea to Income in 27 Days, and journalist Catherine Baab-Muguira, who wrote a revealing story in Quartz about millennials and side hustles. Plus, our producer takes to the streets to find out from everyday people what kind of side hustles they have going on.
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In this episode we talk to Manoush Zomorodi, host of WNYC's Note to Self and author of Bored and Brilliant. How Spacing Out Can Unlock Your Most Productive and Creative Self. Back in 2015, Manoush wondered if being plugged in all the time to a constant stream of entertainment and information actually made our lives worse. She noticed that we're never bored - and she wondered, what is that lack of boredom doing to us?
Discussed in This Episode
- How the side hustle represents a potential backup plan
- How you decide what the right side hustle is for you
- Using the Side Hustle Selector
- Channelling your "inner Girl Scout"
- The difference between a side hustle and a Shark Tank-eligible venture
- The story of the fish tank reviewer
- Chris's podcast
- This company that helps online business builders
- Where you can list your services
- Catherine Baab-Muguira's story, "Millennials are obsessed with side hustles because they're all we've got"
- The line between side hustle and hobby
- How there's no shame in the side hustle
Our Upgrades of the Week
Every week we like to let you in on the upgrades we've made in our own lives. This week we talked about quieter running, Twitter in night mode, reading in the morning, and getting eight hours of sleep a night.