Episode 2
Welcome to the second edition of my brand new video blog #Ambitionista TV!

This episode is for you if want to quit your soul-sucking day job and pursue a new and exciting path.  If you know ALL the glory is on the other side of your comfort zone and you’re up for the challenge:

If you saw last week’s video, you know that I’m no stranger to the side hustle.

I realized around age 24 that I couldn’t work the corporate path. I hated the office politics, I hated being told when I could take a vacation and I felt like I was selling my soul. I knew there was something bigger out there for me and I was willing to do whatever it took to figure it out.

My side hustle helped me quit my day-job and gave me the mental space and flexibility to explore my passions.

Here’s how to get started:

STEP 1 Decide how much extra money you need every month.  Let’s use an example of $1,000/month as a starting point. Divided by 4, that’s $250/week

STEP 2 Decide how much time you have to invest in your side hustle. Most of us can come up with at least an extra 10 hours a week.

STEP 3 Consider what skills and resources you have that you’re not utilizing

STEP 4 Consider what you really enjoy doing and can imagine doing after-hours that would energize you…

(remember, you’re trading your life energy for this gig)

Now the trick is to stop thinking of your income as an hourly number. The side hustle is all about productivity. You get paid when you get a client or make a sale.

And here’s your list of side hustle business ideas:

(I’m sharing ideas you can use to get started with low-cost and few credentials. These are primarily service-based freelance gigs)

Help tourists:

  1. Rent your spare room > AirBNB
  2. Rent your car > GetAround, RelayRides
  3. Become a driver > Lyft / Sidecar / Uber
  4. Become a tour guide > Vayable

Help your neighbor:

  1. Small Gigs > TaskRabbit / GigWalk / RentAFriend
  2. Teach Something > Meetup, Udemy, Skillshare
  3. Sell Clothes > Tradesy, Threadflip
  4. Rent/Sell Items > Loanables, eBay, Amazon, Craigslist
  5. Cook > Personal Chef, Catering, Baking, Classes
  6. Childcare or Senior Care
  7. Cover Letters + Resumes
  8. Hairstylist or Makeup Artist
  9. Photography or Videography
  10. Housekeeper or Professional Organizer
  11. Pet Care or Pet Groomer
  12. Auto Detailing
  13. Lawn Care or Landscaping

Help business owners:

Must-have websites > eLance, oDesk, Freelancer, Fiverr, PeoplePerHour, Thumbtack, FancyHands, TextBroker, 99Designs, SocialMediaExaminer

  1. Virtual Assistant (online, work anywhere)
  2. Personal Assistant (in-person, location specific)
  3. Writer, Editor or Blogger
  4. Graphic Design + Web Design
  5. Social Media Manager
  6. Event Planning
  7. Nightlife Promoting
  8. Bartending or Waiting Tables


Now, I’d love to hear from you!

Share Your Side Hustle Story: 

> What are you thinking about using for your side hustle?

> What have you tried?  What worked, what didn’t?

> What advice would you give to a woman who’s just getting started?

Much love in advance for contributing in the comments below. I can’t wait to hear your perspectives.

From my heart,

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Mira Joleigh is Los Angeles based a success coach for ambitious women in their 20s. She helps her clients find their passion, rock their confidence and make money doing what they love. In her spare time she enjoys hiking, dancing, hosting social events and planning her next adventure!  Mira can be found tweeting daily @MiraJoleigh.