As some of you may have seen on my instagram feed or on my Facebook page (shameless plugs here), last week I was featured on one of my favorite podcasts, Side Hustle School. As an avid listener of the show, it was such a thrill to hear my episode all about this blog and the Pack This Journal. And as you’ve probably noticed, the journal has been a huge project and focus for me over the last 9 months or so, and it is something I am extremely proud of. So to hear it be featured was definitely a highlight for me. I really credit the show to the success of the journal, as I’ve learned SO many tips and tricks from listening to the show diligently over the last year and a half.
In this post, I want to tell you a little about the podcast itself, as well as the process it took to get me on this very popular podcast. Read below, and also click on the link at the very end to hear my episode!
What is Side Hustle School?
According to the Side Hustle School website:
If you’re trying to make a big change, a hustle can help you build a foundation to move on to something else. If you love your day job, that’s great too—the hustle will provide a creative outlet and a backup plan. When you have more than one source of income, you’re no longer dependent on a single employer. You’ll have much greater opportunity. You’ll learn new skills. Oh, and you’ll also have … more money.
When you have more than one paycheck arriving every month, you feel better about yourself. You look to the future differently, and you consider a wider set of options as you make decisions.
It’s also fun. Starting a side hustle is like “playing entrepreneurially” without making a huge commitment. The stakes are low and the potential is high.
Basically, it is a daily podcast, usually less than 10 minutes, telling stories about how people have started and income generating project. It has tangible takeaways, and I am confident
How the process works
The process of getting on Side Hustle school is pretty easy, although it is a bit time consuming and tedious. First, you have to start by filling out this form on the SHS website. Then it is the waiting game. If they think you could be a viable story, Whitney or someone from the team will reach out to you directly via email. Then you have to fill out a whole lot of questions – even more than you already did. They do not interview you over the phone, so be prepared to write a lot. I wanted to give them as much detail as possible, and I still feel like they left some stuff out of my eposide. But you don’t get to write the story, so make sure you tell them what you want and highlight all the good things about your project. Remember, you have to be making over $500/month to be considered. They did ask me this, and thankfully the answer was yes. All through my Etsy shop which is so cool.
Again, just answer them with your responses quickly and efficiently. I wrote back almost immediately, and I think that went a long way, and my episode aired soon after. Be on top of it and show you care. This a great opportunity to be featured in a very engaged community. My sales skyrocketed the day my episode aired!
Fun fact: I did submit my story back in October in anticipation for the journal launch because I knew I wanted to be on the show. I figured it took a few months to get in the que, and I felt so confident my journals would be making me money! Thankfully they did. So it never hurts to put yourself out there before you are ready. You never know what the next few months will hold, and you need to believe in your product or service before anyone else!
As the episode explains, I am really working on new iterations of the journal as we speak. I am about 10 journals away from selling out of my first initial investment! Which is so crazy, and I want to make this an even bigger and better version two for you. Right now that means updating the quality as much as possible, making the content print just a little better, and the most exciting thing of all is the kids version I am working on! This version is going to have maps to color, different activities for kids to fill out, as well as the glue dots, a pencil, AND crayons that make this fun adventure for kids of all ages.
I cant wait to share it with you, so please be on the lookout for V2 of the Pack This Journal coming this summer!
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