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The Side Jam interview series is for all entrepreneurs who have a passion for side gigs. It highlights innovative ways to make extra money on the side, and the creative individuals who have the guts to say “Why the heck not?”

Learn Real Estate Wholesaling to Make Extra Income – Side Jam Interview #10

 

Make Money by Starting a Real Estate Wholesaling Business

Welcome back everyone — Thanks for stopping by for another Side Jam Interview! With this post, you’ll learn more about Andrew, who started a side hustle in real estate wholesaling to make extra money.

Have you ever thought about starting a side hustle? Need to make some extra money, but not sure how to get started?

One of the best ways to start is by making a list of everything you enjoy doing. And then get creative — brainstorming how you can earn an extra income by doing what you love.

Enjoy the outdoors? Start a landscaping business.

An animal lover? Look into dog walking or pet sitting.

Aspiring writer? Try selling short stories online through Amazon.

Have an eye for fashion? Check out consignment shops to start flipping designer clothing, or even start a fashion blog.

Pretty much any topic you can think of can conceivably be turned into a way to make money.

You just need a little know-how, some imagination, and a desire to succeed. And yeah, some endeavors may be less successful than others. But that’s the beauty of learning something new — it’s all a process, trial and error.

While you won’t be massively successful at everything you attempt to do, you will always be better off than when you started. Whether it’s financially, educationally, or personally. (That’s my mantra, anyway!!)

But moving onto this week’s post — you’ll be hearing about a side hustle that Andrew and his wife turned into a super-successful side business.

 

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How to Make Money Self-Publishing on Amazon – Side Jam Interview #9

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Earning Money by Self-Publishing on Amazon 

Hey everyone — Welcome to another Side Jam Interview! With this post, you’ll learn more about Jarek, who has self-published books and short stories on Amazon.

Have you ever thought that maybe you had a story to tell?

Words of advice or wisdom to share with the world? Or a cautionary tale to help others avoid some mistakes you’ve made?

Maybe a story of joy, gratitude, forgiveness and healing. Or even still – a fictitious story from a far-off land, a castle or kingdom, or even an alternate universe.

All things that exist in your imagination or memories, opening yourself up to share with the world.

I can tell you I have definitely thought of such things.

Briefly.

Because my world exists mainly in bullet points and summations. I enjoy making lists, prioritizing, and then crossing each item off one by one. It’s a sense of completion that gives me extreme gratification.

I’ve never felt the pull toward creative writing. But you never know. Some day I may decide I have a book in me.

What about you?

Do you think self-publishing a book might be a bit outside of your comfort zone and level of expertise?

Well, think again.

A myriad of online publishers have made it a lot easier to produce that tome you’ve envisioned in your mind.

So get ready to put your author’s hat on, and start making some mental notes.

Because Jarek is about to give us some valuable insight into writing and self-publishing your very own book on Amazon.

 

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Police Training Program Actor – Side Jam Interview #8

Making Money on the Side – Acting in a Police Department Training Program 

Welcome to the next Side Jam Interview! This week we have a special guest who offers a very interesting and unique way to make extra money on the side.

Accomplished actor Giovannie Espiritu takes time out of her super-busy acting and teaching schedule to answer the questions on my site.

I mean, how cool is that?? I am sooo excited to get started with this interview — and also so grateful to everyone who helped me make this connection.

So we’re going to jump right into this one, without waiting a moment longer —

 

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The Introduction

And now, here is some background about Giovannie:   

Actress and filmmaker Giovannie Espiritu was nominated alongside Academy Award Nominees Alfre Woodard and Amy Irving for Best Supporting Actress at Method Fest for the Mynah Films feature film “Fiona’s Script”. Her primetime credits include a recurring role on ER (NBC), Bones (FOX), Gilmore Girls (ABC), and Trauma (NBC).

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Blogging to Make Extra Money – Side Jam Interview #7

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Can You Make Money on the Side by Blogging? 

Welcome to the next Side Jam Interview! In this week’s post, you’ll learn more about Brian, who’s been blogging about personal finance for several years. He actually manages several blogs, all in his spare time.

We’ll explore what makes blogging so awesome, how you could potentially make money blogging, and why it’s so much harder than you’d think it would be. (And I will be the very first to wholeheartedly agree with that sentiment!)

Brian’s got quite a bit of knowledge and experience under his belt. In addition to blogging about money and other finance topics, he and his family successfully dug themselves out of debt. And he’s using his real-life experiences to carry the message forward to others.

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Selling Products on Amazon – Side Jam Interview #6

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Side Jam Interview #6 – Selling Products on Amazon

Hey everybody! Thanks for stopping by for the next Side Jam Interview!

When I started this interview series a month and a half ago, the main purpose was to highlight unique, interesting, and creative ways to make extra money on the side.

I wanted to interview people about side hustles they’ve tried, and find out the real scoop:

  • Is it legit or a scam?
  • Were you able to make money?
  • How much effort was involved?
  • Did it require any prior skills?
  • Was it ultimately worth the time put into it?

And the responses I’ve been getting do not disappoint. Not only have I been receiving an impressive amount of information, but the enthusiasm infused with each response has been absolutely infectious!

I honestly feel so blessed to not only work with some truly amazing folks, but also because of the connections I’m making. Yes, believe it or not, this self-proclaimed introvert is starting to network.

 


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Sharing Money-Making Success Stories

With this next installment, I’ll be introducing Marc who started an online business with his wife. They were able to manage a successful business selling products on Amazon, and basically made a killing!

Hearing great stories like this really keep me motivated to continue doing what I’m doing. Not necessarily because I expect to have this massive success myself. (Although there’s no true reason why that couldn’t happen.) But because I love sharing the good that’s out there in the world.

I want others to realize they can try new things, learn a new skill, and find interesting ways to make money on the side. If it exists in your imagination, there’s more than likely a way to turn it into reality.

 

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