How to Make More Money w/ a Side Business – EP 129

We’ve talked about side hustles and selling our gently used items to bring in more cash and now we’re introducing the idea of a side business! If this feels next level, it is. BUT we hope this episode helps give some sunlight and water to those seedling ideas that may be sprouting in your mind about putting your skills and talents to work in a way that benefits your budget big time!


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A future episode will be about negotiating raises, job hopping, and making more in the workplace.

Today is about what mindset shifts do we need to make and what strategies can we use to make more money.

Notable Notes:

What the Internet has to say:

This article from Hack The Entrepreneur gives us the top tips for shifting our mindset to think like an entrepreneur

What Jen + Jill have to say:

  • Decisiveness 
  • Accountability 
  • Humility
  • Confidence
  • Resilience 

More from the Internet:

This article from Entrepreneur provides some unique ideas of ways to make the most of $100 from some of the top business leaders

More from Jen + Jill:

  • Buy or flip – find out what it’s worth and best place to sell
  • Test before you invest – test out your idea (ex of spending $100 on FB adds to see what the interest is)
  • Don’t forget service
    • “The best way to drum up business with a zero marketing budget is to service the crap out of existing clients.”
  • Sell or service
  • Utilize your expertise
  • It’s never about the money

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Lightning Round

How we started our side business ventures

  • Jill- selling road side plants!
  • Jen– t-shirt business
  • Jill– this podcast!
  • Jen- self publishing

Check out the side business starter kit:


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