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What's up, hustlers! Got a good one for y'all today, courtesy of my friend David Carlson, author of the book, Hustle Away Debt: Eliminate Your Debt by Making More Money. I've been wanting to do something around hustling here for weeks, as it's something that's completely changed my OWN life over the years (who woulda thought you could be a professional blogger?). So when I came across David's book again while reading his blog, I thought I'd ask if he'd be open to giving out a few copies of it. He obliged, and now here we are passing on the good word! So a) thanks for being up for it, David! And b) get ready to answer another fun question for your chance to win one of these THREE copies down below ;) But first, here's a quick summary of it per Amazon:
Hustle Away Debt, Carlson’s new book, gives millennials drowning in debt – student and otherwise – a lifeline. Carlson details his secrets to getting out of debt through the concept of “side hustles.” He shows how side hustles can help you develop new sources of income that allow you to pay off debt faster. He also shows how this can lead you to explore new fields you might not have otherwise worked in and how you can pick up useful skills for your full-time job – all while developing your earning potential to the fullest.
I've never really thought about it in terms of picking up new skills and enhancing your 9-5 like that, but I'll agree 100%. Out of the 68 hustles I've featured on my own blog series over the years, they definitely seem to bring much more to the table than just money. Especially when you can find something you're *passionate* about and would probably do for free anyways! But today's not about doing anything for free or for fun, it's about shedding all that debt once and for all and finding new streams of income. So if this is a book you think can help you with that, answer the following question below and you'll be entered to win a copy!
What's one of the craziest, or highest paying, side jobs you've ever done?
I've done over 40 jobs in my lifetime, some full-time but mostly on the side, and here are a few of the ones that stand out for me :)
- Sandwich maker ($8/hour - you know those pre-made sandwiches you can buy at 7-eleven or wherever? People like me stood in gigantic refrigerators for 8 hours a day making them for you.)
- Stamp Factory Drone ($10/hour - that time when I was on an assembly line with a hundred others making sure all the stamps were coming out and packaged okay. The crazy part though was that none of us were allowed to have pockets on our clothes to prevent theft! Because a stash of stamps could literally be worth hundreds of dollars!)
- Totaled Car Washer ($5/car - Did you know auction houses sell off totaled cars? Did you know if you spend 15 mins cleaning and vacuuming them first they actually sell for hundreds of dollars more? (Even though they're the same pile of crap?))
It's pretty interesting how many random jobs are out there :) Time to share one of yours! UPDATE: Here are our 3 winners this week! House cleaner Jennifer, clam digger Patrick and bug buster, OthalaFehu. Enjoy your books, hustlers! ****** PS: You can learn more about David and his book on his blog, YoungAdultMoney.com. PPS: To see who won last week’s giveaway, click here.