The DL on Side Hustles (with survey data!) & My Favorite Creative Website

Jul 21, 2021

What do you do for work? Do you have a day job with an employer or do you work for yourself? Might you have a side hustle, which you are either content to keep it a side hustle or you hope to one day expand it into a full time gig?

According to a 2021 survey from Side Hustle Nation.com 45% of working Americans have a side hustle (about 70 million people!). 

In this week's Sisters Talk Shop podcast Lisa and I dive deep into side hustles.

What are the most popular side hustles of 2021?

Who is earning the most money from their side hustles?

How much time are people devoting to their side hustles, and what are some of their biggest struggles

We look at the survey data and offer insights into starting a side hustle with advice from both present-day thought leaders and our own experiences. 

Side Hustles

This is a must-listen for any aspiring female who is...

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Starting an Etsy Shop

Jul 02, 2021

As a creator, I have always loved Etsy. A big fan of orange, I love their logo and branding. I love that they provide a popular platform for small creators to compete with larger ones. And I love being able to heart things and then look at all the things I love on one screen, similar to Pinterest. 

Which is why I was so excited when my sister Lisa told me she had an interview lined up for us with an Etsy creator for one of our Sisters Talk Shop episodes.

Catlyn Toth

Have you ever day dreamed about starting your own Etsy shop? I can't wait for you to listen to this episode and discover how Catlyn Toth took a passion for doodling and turned it into this fabulous Etsy sticker shop!

In the midst of the pandemic, Catlyn, who is a 3rd grade teacher, needed a creative outlet. Since she was young, drawing and art had been in her blood. Her great grandmother was an amazing artist. 

She was watching Star Wars one night...

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4 Inspiring Women, 1 Inspiring Website

Jun 23, 2021

How is your summer going? It's been a couple weeks but I am guessing you might not have even noticed my absence in your inbox as you are out enjoying all this amazing weather! June is my favorite time of year. My peonies bloom:

Peonies

And the garden is full of little green shoots.

I wanted to re-cap the AMAZING women we have featured on the Sisters Talk Shop podcast this past month. Here is an overview;

06. Living Your Best Life with Melesha Bailey of Love 4 Life Wellness

Melesha Bailey

Melesha and I have been in the same business group for a few years now and I have only ever known her as the vibrant lovely kind-hearted lady that she is, but previously she was sick and overweight. One day she was fed up and made a decision that changed her life so dramatically that she was off all her medication in a matter of three weeks with a renewed love for life. She is now...

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Thought about retail? Starting an athletic apparel brand

May 29, 2021

I grew up living and breathing retail. My mom had a gift shop she ran with two other local ladies, and my first year of life was spent sleeping under a cash register.

This week on the Sisters Talk Shop podcast Lisa and I interview two ladies from our hometown of Farmington, Maine who also decided to go into retail. Only they started a clothing brand. 

Have you ever been frustrated that certain items of clothing only come in say black or blue? After not finding running leggings that were both comfortable and colorful, they decided to make their own. 

Their Spandits! running gear is sewn in Maine and comes in durable and FUN fabrics. We talk to them about how they went from an idea to a full-blown operation.

If you have ever wondered what it is like to start your own business selling a real-life product, this episode is for you!

LaFaye Pye of One Happy Business
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