Dustin Lee of RetroSupply Co. talks about unconventional methods that designers use to build a reliable side hustle. If you're not sure how to build a passive income with your creative skills, then this video can get you started.
- So far we've been talking about the most common ways of building a side hustle. Creating a digital asset, selling knowledge, making fonts, selling merchandise. These are all popular methods. Not to mention, these methods have been proven to be profitable time and time again. However, that doesn't mean that these methods are the only ways of building a successful side hustle. In fact, some of the most fascinating and fulfilling side hustles I've seen people create don't fit perfectly into any specific category. Remember, some of the most profitable business ideas have been strange mixes of ideas.
For example, during the Great Depression a Kraft salesman in Saint Louis, Missouri was having a hard time selling the powdered cheese mix that Kraft had just created. He cleverly came up with the idea of attaching the Kraft macaroni noodles with the cheese powder and selling that as an inexpensive dinner option. All the sudden sales went through the roof. So much so that Kraft wondered how is this salesman from Missouri selling so much of this cheese powder? And they quickly adopted the concept on a national scale.
The point is, your idea doesn't have to fit into one of these categories that I've shared with you so far. You can mix and match ideas to suit your audience and your strengths as a creative. In the next few movies I'm going to share with you some ideas and inspiring examples of people who have built successful side hustles in unconventional ways.
- What is a side hustle?
- Selling design resources
- What does selling fonts entail?
- Making and releasing your own fonts
- Teaching your creative skills to others
- Selling merchandise featuring your designs
- Building your passive income strategy