Discovering that most sign language resources are trapped in the 1980s, a special needs teacher makes better ones. Shelley Rideout's "Bright Signs Learning" business brings in up to $15,000 a month! Chris Guillebeau concludes with an assignment to make a list of five markets that might be ripe for improvement.
- Whatever your skills are, there's a traditional path … to using them in a career … and at least one nontraditional path. … So if you have a degree or special training of some kind … and you're trying to figure out … how to do this side hustle thing for the first time, … one of the best starting points … is to look at that education or training you had. … How is that skill valuable and useful? … Who might benefit from what you know how to do? … Let's look at a special education teacher … named Shelby Rideout. … After making puppet sign language videos for her toddlers, … she stumbles upon an underserved market. … She then goes on to turn her homemade videos … into more commercial ones, … selling them on Amazon and elsewhere, … marketing through celebrity parents, … and bringing in up to $15,000 a month. … When Shelby first graduated from college … with a degree in elementary and special education, … she didn't go into teaching. … She went into acting. … She moved to New York City and started trying to land gigs. …
- Starting a service
- Becoming a reseller
- Becoming a subject matter expert
- Selling products
- Affiliate referrals
- Hosting events
- Coding and programming
Skill Level Beginner
1. Sell a Product
2. Provide a Service
3. Become a Reseller
4. Subject Matter Expert
5. Earn Affiliate Income
6. Host an Event
7. Coding and Programming
8. Everything Else
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