Real-talk on what it takes to build and enjoy the side hustle life

The Side Project That Hit a Crossroads
Apr 8 • 13 min
If you’re any kind of believer in side projects, side hustles, or side gigs — whatever you choose to call them — let my experience be a lesson to you. This episode kicks off a 7-episode personal story of excitement and embarrassment due to a major…
Sidegig Returns!
Jul 26, 2019 • 1 min
Sidegig is back. Same great topics, a whole new format. Fast-paced conversations, ideas, stories, and tools from those living the sidegig/side hustle life.
The Elephant in the Room…
Nov 15, 2018 • 2 min
We’re excited to announce our partnership with ‘House of Who’ to bring you a brand new podcast called ArtistCEO - a podcast by women, about women in business…
BONUS: Our best advice for listener Sandra as she grows her side-hustle
Oct 31, 2018 • 55 min
In this final and very special bonus episode of Season 3, we are joined by Sidegig listener, Sandra - who’s a design professional working full-time while working her way towards growing her side-hustle.
3.6 Our top email-list-building tips for side-hustlers
Oct 25, 2018 • 24 min
With millions of resources and tips to “help” start and grow an email list for your side-hustle, how do you know which ones will actually work and have the potential to generate some serious income for your business? In today’s episode, we help you get…
3.5 How Preston cold-pitches his way to five-figure partnerships
Oct 17, 2018 • 31 min
As a business owner, a good pitch can propel your business to the new level. But how do you compel potential sponsors to listen? After all, you’ve got one chance to make or break. In today’s episode, we discuss the do’s and don’ts for cold-pitching…
3.4 How Ian ranks #1 in Google for client-driving keywords (and other SEO tips & tricks)
Oct 10, 2018 • 33 min
In this episode, we dive deep into how Ian Paget ranks #1 in Google for client-driving keywords + some of his top SEO tips to building and gaining credibility for your freelance business.
3.3 How Ryan landed his first big client + the strategy he uses to find new ones
Oct 3, 2018 • 36 min
If you’ve ever wondered how some freelancers get hired by big companies or if you’re having a hard time formulating a strategy to finding clients and knowing exactly what they want - then this episode is for you.
3.2 How Ian handles low-ball clients & charges what he’s worth
Sep 27, 2018 • 30 min
Finding the confidence to negotiate competitive rates is something many freelancers struggle with. And it’s no fun handling clients who lowball your freelance rates. Ryan, Ian and Preston discuss what to keep in mind to become more comfortable charging…
3.1 When should you go back to a full-time job? (And why one of us did.)
Sep 19, 2018 • 39 min
Working a side-hustle with your full-time job is no easy task. But if done right, it’s like getting the best of both worlds. A predictable income along with the autonomy. We’ve got news for you; one of us has taken a 9 to 5 job (again) and it’s one of the…
3.0 Sidegig Season 3 is here! We’re back with our best season ever + some extra surprises and bonuses
Sep 12, 2018 • 1 min
We’re back with a jam-packed Season 3 of ‘Sidegig’, Millo’s podcast for side-hustlers. Join Ryan, Ian, and Preston this season as they answer some of your top questions about running a sustainable and thriving side-hustle.
BONUS: Andy quit his job…now what?
Jan 30, 2018 • 2 min
From the company that brings you ‘Sidegig’ comes an all-new weekly podcast called ‘My Freelance Life.’ The show tells the story of Andy, a desk-jobber-turned-full-time-freelancer. In this quick episode, you’ll hear the trailer for the all-new show.
2.8 When’s the right time to give up on your side-hustle?
Jan 24, 2018 • 28 min
What if you’ve been building your side-business for a while now and you’re just not seeing the traction you had hoped for? Should you throw in the towel? Quit? Give up? That’s the discussion we get into today—and it’s an eye-opening conversation for…
2.7 When is the right time to quit your job and take your side-hustle full-time?
Jan 17, 2018 • 36 min
While not everyone with a side-hustle aspires to quit their day job, plenty of people can’t wait until that perfect moment to give their 2-week notice and start working for themselves. The only problem: identifying that perfect moment.
2.6 How do I avoid burnout when building a side-hustle?
Jan 10, 2018 • 33 min
When you’re basically working two jobs—hustling on your side-business and working at a day job—it can be really easy to burnout. That’s why today’s episode of SideGig is all about identifying, avoiding, and overcoming burnout when building your…
2.5 12 Entrepreneurs who have motivated & helped us on our side-hustle journey
Jan 4, 2018 • 36 min
On today’s episode the three of us brainstorm a list of 12 entrepreneurs who have inspired, motivated, and helped us as we’ve built our own successful side-businesses and turned them into full-time gigs.
2.4 The biggest challenges you’ll face when building a side-hustle
Dec 13, 2017 • 35 min
Building a side-hustle is not easy. It’s filled with a whole set of unique challenges including how to balance 2 jobs (your day job + your sidegig) with your personal life, when and how to talk to your boss about your sidegig, how to avoid burnout, and…
2.3 Our top 31 tools for growing a successful side-business
Dec 6, 2017 • 0 min
With millions of resources and tools to “help” you grow a business, how do you know which ones will actually be worth the time to set up or the money you pay each month? Today’s episode will help you get started on the right foot.
2.2 How to start your first side-hustle (hint: it has nothing to do with a logo or business cards)
Nov 29, 2017 • 43 min
If you think the first steps to starting your side-business include building a website, printing business cards, or getting a shiny new logo, we’ve got news for you—you’re dead wrong. We explain why in today’s episode.
2.1 We’re back! + Want to actually make progress on your side-hustle? Then you need some space.
Nov 21, 2017 • 43 min
We’re back with an all-new season of ‘Sidegig’ and today we catch up after a long break between seasons PLUS we share some of our top tips for places you can actually get work done on your side-hustle.
1.7 Should you tell your boss you have a sidegig?
Jun 5, 2017 • 32 min
In the final episode of season 1, we answer the question: should you tell your boss you have a side-business? And the real answers we give might just surprise you.
1.6 Finding balance between work & family when growing a sidegig
Jun 5, 2017 • 35 min
If the thought of adding one more thing to your plate makes you curl up on the floor and rock back and forth, this episode is for you. Here’s how each of the three Sidegig co-hosts balance a side business with family, work, volunteer obligations, and more.
1.5 How Preston grew a profitable site beyond his full-time paycheck
Jun 5, 2017 • 32 min
Preston is the founder of Millo (the company that produces this podcast). In this episode you’ll hear all about how Preston went from experimenting with blogging as a poor college student to bringing in more revenue on his side-business than he does at…
1.4 How Ian used Twitter to jumpstart his sidegig & quit his day job
Jun 5, 2017 • 40 min
Ian worked at a creative agency when he started his Twitter account, @Logo_Geek. Now, with a group of over 80,000 highly engaged followers, he lands speaking gigs, judging opportunities, and enough logo work to give him the confidence he needed to quit…
1.3 How Ryan gained expert status and grew his side-business to $160K per year
Jun 5, 2017 • 42 min
In this episode, we dive deep into Ryan’s story. From college student to failed inventor to $160,000-per-year side-hustler, you’ll learn exactly how Ryan has achieved expert status in his field, getting published in places like Inc, Forbes, and more.
1.2 9 Business models perfect for side-hustling
Jun 5, 2017 • 31 min
If you’re convinced starting a business on the side is the right decision but you’re not sure where to start on ideas, this episode is for you. It’s not an exhaustive list, but it’s a list that’ll get you thinking and make it easier to start right away.
1.1 Why everyone should have a side-hustle (especially if you have a job)
Jun 5, 2017 • 25 min
In episode one, we discuss why everyone (yes, especially you with a desk job) should have a side-hustle. From added confidence, to more money, and lots of reasons you may not think of on your own, if you’re not hustling on the side quite yet, this episode…
Season 1 Trailer — What to expect from ‘Sidegig’ this season
May 24, 2017 • 1 min
Here’s what you can expect from our new podcast, ‘Sidegig’ in its debut season.