030R - Unpacking the Side Hustle

030R | The Side Hustle “Unpacked” | Friday Roundup

In today's podcast we have the biggest announcement in the history of ChooseFI thanks to Alan from PopUp Business School, so be sure to listen and get your responses in ASAP.

In Today’s Podcast we cover:

  • The Friday Roundup after Episode 30 with Alan Donegan of PopUp Business School
  • Brad’s thoughts on not doing what everyone else is doing: July 4th, Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, etc.
  • Jonathan’s wife loved the episode with Alan and she is going to use these skills on a side hustle herself
  • You don’t need a lot of money to start a business – the big takeaway from the episode for Brad
  • Bartering skills and maximizing unused resources were two takeaways for Jonathan’s wife
  • Mutual benefit from establishing relationships even when you can’t see where the value might come from
  • Sell your value first and then create the product or service
  • You won’t know if your product or service is legitimate until you actually make people buy. That’s the only real feedback
  • Feedback from Luis on the ChooseFI private Facebook group on his wife’s side hustle
  • How Brad’s business history set him up for success, as he failed and learned along the way
  • How to find low-cost ways to attempt new businesses
  • The different mental approach when using a side hustle as a means to get to FI
  • Brad’s personal approach to his side hustles and what would happen if they ‘went away’
  • Huge announcement of a competition: Alan will work with one winner one-on-one for 12-24 months to help them build their own side hustle business
  • Submit your voicemail submission on our website and tell us why we should select you
  • How this will impact the entire ChooseFI community
  • We’ll bring in our other in-house experts on this project as well
  • Small world stories of meeting other members of the FI community
  • Email from Evan from Bellingar Estates Winery in Oregon
  • What to think about mentally in good times and bad in the financial markets
  • Itunes reviews of the week and giveaway

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7 thoughts on “030R | The Side Hustle “Unpacked” | Friday Roundup”

  1. DW and I have been in Brad’s corner on holidays and birthdays ever since our first Valentine’s Day dinner, which was held in a nice empty restaurant not on Valentines Day in 1991. We purposefully stay home most holidays and reschedule all birthdays for convenience.

    We were married at the Jersey shore. Several weeks after Labor Day when everyone had left.

    BTW, if you ever have an itch to go to Vegas or Orlando-style theme parks (hopefully not often), the best time for it is the first two weeks of December. (Businesses looking for conference space on the cheap often take advantage of this.) Best time to go to a nearby romantic bed and breakfast is usually the Saturday after Thanksgiving. Travel to your parents or in-laws a day or two after Christmas and have a second one there. If you have to go somewhere on Thanksgiving, try to do it early morning on Thanksgiving Day itself. Never go to the beach, pool, etc. on Memorial Day, Labor Day or the 4th of July if you don’t have to. Drive late at night or early in the morning if you have to go.

    Rescheduling important days, travel and events is a Supreme Life Hack. Our kids wonder why anyone obsesses over doing something on any particular day and why people waste much of their lives waiting in line with the lemmings.

    Oh, and as a general rule, do all your shopping as early in the morning as possible.

  2. I’m wondering where he would stand on people starting blogs. There’s free models out there which lower the barrier to entry and get you started. However, everyone pushes the Bluehost route, which will soon create a reasonable maintenance expense on a project that may take years to develop a income stream, if you do at all.

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