For some people, the thought of quitting their day job to pursue the entrepreneurial life is exhilarating. For many others, it’s terrifying. After all, a stable job that delivers a regular paycheck is a blessing. And not everyone has the means or the desire to take on the risks and responsibilities of working for themselves.

But what if we could quickly and easily create an additional stream of income without giving up the security of a full-time job? Enter the Side Hustle.

My latest book, Side Hustle: From Idea to Income in 27 Days, will give you a proven process that thousands of people are using to create more freedom for themselves. You need a side hustle, and this book will guide you to success.

Born for This

Win the career lottery and find the work you were born to do. My new book is the culmination of years of research on people who’ve found or created their “dream job.” From the outside, it looks like these people have been lucky. But in reality, they’ve followed a process of trial-and-error to get exactly what they want.

Born For This debuted on April 5, 2016. I went out on the road to 30+ cities to meet readers and talk about finding the work you were born to do.

The Happiness of Pursuit

When I set out to visit every country in the world, I never imagined that the greatest lessons would come from the community I found online and throughout the planet.

The Happiness of Pursuit debuted on September 9, 2014. I went out on the road to 40+ cities (more to come at some point!) to meet readers and talk about quests.

The $100 Startup

In ancient times, people who were dissatisfied with their lives dreamed of finding magic lamps, buried treasure, or streets paved with gold.

Today, we know that it’s up to us to change our lives. And the best part is, if we change our own life, we can help others change theirs. This book will start you on your way.

The $100 Startup quickly became a bestseller and, more importantly, helped thousands of readers create freedom by making something valuable for others.

The Art of Non-Conformity

You don’t have to live your life the way others expect. You can do good things for yourself and for other people at the same time… here’s how.

My debut book was based on the original ideas from this blog. For the AONC book, I traveled to 63 cities in North America (every state and every province) to meet readers. It was eventually translated into more than 20 languages.


A Brief Guide To World Domination
A Brief Guide To World Domination

My original manifesto on how to take over the world while helping others at the same time.

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279 Days To Overnight Success
279 Days To Overnight Success

The sequel to World Domination, on how to create a full-time career as a writer in less than one year.

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The Tower
The Tower

What if life were like a video game?
What truly matters?

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Tips on Writing and Publishing

As I’ve been writing 1,000 words a day, I’ve also spent more than four years annoying my publishers with questions and requests. I try to share whatever I’ve learned with other authors and writers.

168 Hours: What I’ve Learned Tracking Every 15 Minutes of My Week

For the past two weeks I’ve been tracking every 15 minute interval of my life. I’ve borrowed this time-tracking practice from Laura Vanderkam, who writes helpful books including 168 Hours, which outlines the practice in a lot of detail.

One of Laura’s principles is that “you have more time than you think.” Through her research, she’s found that most people who claim to work more than 50 hours a week tend to over report their work hours, sometimes dramatically so. In other words, a lot of the time they think they’re working, they’re not. It’s not just that their priorities are out of order; they also waste a lot of time.

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Don’t Make Important Decisions Out of Desperation

One of the best things about having more than one source of income is that it provides security when something goes wrong. You’re not dependent on your employer—so that even if a job loss would be a major problem, at least it wouldn’t be an all-out disaster.

But what if you don’t have that security set up, and you lose your job… what do you do?

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What Is Your Personal Moonshot?

A moonshot, according to the ubiquitous WikiPedia, is a “is an ambitious, exploratory and ground-breaking project undertaken without any expectation of near-term profitability or benefit and also, perhaps, without a full investigation of potential risks and benefits.”

For a long time my moonshot was going to every country in the world. Then I accomplished that goal (without ever getting to the actual moon—it’s not a country, after all) and had to figure out what came next…

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I’d Like to Hear Your Stories About Failure

In many of the talks I’ve done, I’ve noticed that one topic comes up over and over: failure.

What’s your biggest failure?

Are you afraid to fail?

How are people able to recover from failure?

Even though I have a daily podcast that tells success stories, I believe we can also learn a lot from failure. And here’s the thing: I don’t know if the learning objective is always to “bounce back.” Some failures may be, well, permanent.

In any case, I’d like to hear from you. Maybe your failure story will help someone else avoid a similar mishap, or maybe the act of naming it will help you move on.

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Where Do Side Hustle School Stories Come From?

Every day on Side Hustle School, I tell a different true story of someone who creates a new source of income without quitting their job. Sometimes people ask, “Where do the stories come from?”

Great question! Many of them come from our listeners and readers. Do you have a side hustle? If so, I’d love to hear about it! We’ll feature some of the stories far and wide to 40,000 daily listeners.

—>Tell Us About Your Side Hustle 

If you don’t have a project like this yourself but know someone who does, will you send them this link? Maybe we can help them get more business, and they can also help a lot of people by sharing their story with people who are starting out.

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201 More Stories of People with Day Jobs Creating Side Hustles

Listen to Side Hustle School:

in iTunes or Stitcher
on the website

On January 1, I began a new project: to share a story every day of someone who starts an income-generating project (a “side hustle”) without quitting their day job.

The project failed and I decided to give up. Just kidding! We are relentlessly moving along, publishing story after story—and it’s getting better and better!

I recently completed the first 100 200 300 days. There’s much more to come, but I’m excited about everything I’ve learned since beginning back in January.

If you’re just joining in, you can also catch up on any recent episode from the links below.

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The money you have is enough. Chris makes it crystal clear: there are no excuses left. START. Start now, not later. Hurry.
Seth Godin

Decide for yourself what you want, then find a way to make it happen.