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 Invest Money – 6 Easy Steps for the New Investor

How to Invest Money - 6 Easy Steps for the New Investor

6 Basic Steps on How to Invest Money for Beginners

This post was originally published on The Money Mix.

So … you’d like to learn how to invest your money, but are afraid the concept is out of your reach. Indulge me here for this next one — because you may be surprised!

Picture this:

You have a great job and make a good income. Your student loans are long gone, and you’ve even obliterated all of your credit card debt. Now you’re ready to save and invest.

But you’re not quite sure how to invest your money.

Well, I have good news. Because I’m going to introduce you to six simple steps on how to invest your money. It’ll be unlike many of the other “how to” articles on investing. In fact, this might just be your favorite one, because it’ll be so super-easy to follow and then implement.

But wait —

Before you even think about investing a dime, we need to set the foundation. Because without that, it’ll be somewhat difficult (if not totally impossible) to have a successful investment strategy.

So first I’ll list out the basic steps of investing, and then we’ll get into further detail to help you work through each one.

Here are the 6 steps:

  1. Work from your budget
  2. Determine how much you can save
  3. Decide on the best accounts to start with – taxable vs. tax-deferred
  4. Find the best investment options
  5. Diversify
  6. Monitor and rebalance

Okay, so some of the above terms may seem a bit — intimidating.

I get it. I’m not exactly a financial wizard either.

I mean, someone throws out a phrase like “index funds“, and my eyes immediately start to glaze over.

But have faith. Because there’s a method to the madness. This stuff can totally be learned — even if you don’t have a Masters degree in Finance. You just need a little bit of background, and some explanation using simple, everyday language.

So here we go.

Let’s get into the juicy details to get you started on your investing journey.

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

Bookshelf full of books - self-publishing a book to make extra money


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.


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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A Simple Gift – Lessons Learned When You’re Officially Mid-Life

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‘Tis the Gift to Be Simple

Today is my birthday — I am officially 45 years young.

In honor of this “monumental” occasion, we’re going to dig deep into the cavernous chronicles of the past. And explore history as you’ve never experienced it.

What does this mean exactly?

I’ll be reaching back into my memories, which may or may not be 100% accurate — but at least they’re crystal clear in my recollection. And that’s all that matters. (Ha!)

But kidding aside, I will attempt to recount and present a few nuggets of wisdom. Things I’ve learned over the past 25 years or so. These are things I wish I knew back when I was in my early 20’s, and maybe I’m still learning about today.

Because life sure is one whirlwind of a process. And boy, when you talk about lessons learned — I could Kaizen the heck out of many decisions I made back in the day.

But first — we will backtrack just a few days ago. When all of the festivities were just getting started. It stems from several different discussions, all about gift-giving, wants, and needs. And what it means to give a Simple Gift.

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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 —


Giovannie Espiritu actress
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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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