Side Hustles

  • My Gig-Winning Quote Template for Thumbtack.com thumbtack quote template life well hustled

    I’ve gotten a few requests for it, so I thought it might be helpful to share the quote template that I use on Thumbtack.com; as you may know, I side hustle fairly hard as a face-painter. It’s not my main source of income, but on any given month, I land 1-3 gigs and can count […]

  • Side Hustle Income Report, May 2017: $786.04 income report may 2017

    Total Side Hustle Income for May 2017: $786.04 Hello again! Welcome to another month of sweet side hustling cash. In fact, it’s been my best month yet. I like to post these income reports to show people that there’s real money to be made from side hustling. It’s not always a quick and easy buck […]

  • Avoiding the Side Hustle Burnout avoiding side hustle burnout life well hustled

    Side Hustle Burnout. It’s real but avoidable. As Jax wrote over on Project Beach Life, there are a few very good indicators of when it’s time to quit your side hustle, and I think I’ve found a few of mine. For reference, I’ve taken up a life of side hustling for the past eight months, ever […]

  • Side Hustle Ideas for Emcees, Hosts, and Entertainers side hustles ideas for emcees

    Side Hustle Ideas for Emcees, Hosts, and Entertainers. There’s plenty of them. If everyone were a good public speaker, then it wouldn’t be such a coveted skill. As a follow-up to my previous post on ways to improve your public speaking, I give you this brain-storming list. If you are a good public speaker, you should make money from […]

  • Side Hustle Income Report, April 2017: $727.61 side hustle income report april 2017 life well hustled

    Total Side Hustle Income for the month: $727.61 Another month, another side hustle income report! Spring is finally starting to happen here in Michigan, and as a result, the pocket change is coming more easily. Nicer weather means it’s time for parties and vacations – two things that will always need face-painters and house-sitters. Without further […]

  • Emceeing as a Side Hustle: 5 Ways to Improve Your Public Speaking emcee as a side hustle improve public speaking

    *Post may contain affiliate links. Read my disclaimer here. I’ll keep repeating it forever and ever: public speaking is a valuable skill. I don’t mean only in that it’s a good skill to have. Which, although true, I mean it in the sense that you can actually make money from it. How? By emcee-ing. Or […]

  • Side Hustle Income Report, March 2017 – $515.52 income report march 2017

    Putting your income on blast for the whole world to see? Seems crazy, but I love reading other bloggers’ income reports. It feels like a permissible form of snooping. To pay it back to the universe for my nosiness, I thought I’d throw my own hat into the ring. My focus for these income reports, however, is not […]

  • 9 English Words with Amusing Latin Roots English Words with Amusing Latin Roots

    Follow your dreams, people. During the time I worked as a trivia hostess, I also wrote question sets for the company. ‘All things trivia’ is my bread and butter, and I’ve started dabbling in writing infotainment articles and pitching them to various websites. They aren’t always accepted, but I’m too proud of some of the […]

  • Advertising Your Side Hustle and Driving in Clients Like a Pro 5 Tips for Advertising your Side Hustle

    *Post may contain affiliate links. Read my disclaimer here. As I’ve mentioned, a personal side-hustle is face-painting. It doesn’t pay all my bills, but that’s to be expected with a “side” business, right? However, the growth within the last six months has been exponential, so maybe it’s not entirely far-fetched to think that in a […]

  • Stop Selling Your Side-Hustle Short! STOP selling your side-business short

    A recent Craigslist ad has spurred my ire. As I’ve mentioned previously, my main side-business (out of many) is face-painting. It was my first paying job eleven years ago, and I’ve stuck with it ever since. However, it’s only within the last year I’ve decided to treat it like a business. I took a deep […]

  • How to Land a Gig on Thumbtack.com how to land a gig on thumbtack

    Wondering why you can’t land a gig on Thumbtack.com? Don’t worry. You’re not alone. There’s tons of unspoken do’s and don’t’s of how to land a gig that might not seem overly obvious upon first glance. I won’t lie, starting out is tough. That’s the downside of directory sites like Thumbtack: if you’re a new player in […]

  • How I Avoided a Money Scam on Thumbtack.com How I avoided a money scammer on thumbtack.com

    This isn’t a post I planned on, but it’s fresh, and I need to get it out there. When you are side-hustling and freelancing to survive, you directly open yourself up to a world of money scams – moreso than you would, say, at an office job. There’s many ways these a**holes can try to con you out […]

  • Creative Side Hustles for the Extroverted Introvert creative side hustles for extroverted introverts

    Extroverted-introvert: it sounds like oxy-moronic bulls**t, but I stand by it. To me, an extroverted-introvert is someone who needs just enough socialization and more than plenty of alone time. This is me to a T. I live alone, work alone, and don’t go out unless I make an effort to. I’m perfectly happy to hermit around […]

  • 3 Life Lessons from your Pub Trivia Host 3 Life Lessons from your Pub Trivia Host

    Hosting pub trivia, or entertainment side-hustles in general, are good moonlighting gigs, but great for the extroverted introvert. “That’s not a thing,” you say, to which I respond that nature is full of oxy-morons (but don’t press me for examples). You enjoy people and socializing, but at the end of the day, you crave your […]

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