How to Start a Side Hustle While Working Full-Time Hey everybody, Chris Holdheide here with And today, I'm going to be talking about how to start a side business while working a full-time job. So like a lot of you, you all have a full-time job...

How Long Does It Take to Make an Online Course

Are you in the process of creating your first online course?  If so you might be wondering how long will take to create my first course?  As I'm going through the process myself I'm learning that it doesn't take as long as you think it might. How long does...

How Much Does It Cost to Create an Online Course

Thinking about creating an online course but not sure how much it could cost you to get started. Currently, I'm in the process of creating my first online course and like any side business, there is always going to be some sort of cost involved. How much does it cost...

How to Start a Successful Blog – A Helpful 5 Step Guide

It's amazing that I started blogging over 10 years ago all the way back in August of 2008. Starting a blog has been one of the single most important things I've done in my life. It has been the one side business that has earned me more than any other.  In fact, last...

10 Amazon Merch Tips & Hacks the Gurus Are Not Telling You

If you’re reading this, odds are that you are already familiar with Amazon’s Print-On-Demand (POD) service, which started back in 2015 and it’s been only grown since then. But if you’re not in the loop yet, today you are getting a real treat, as we’re going to give...

What Kind of Side Hustle Do You Want To Start?

Create Online Courses

Do you have a skill you could teach others?  If so creating a digital course is a great way to start earning income.

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Affiliate Marketing

Wanna start your own internet marketing business selling other peoples products.

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Drop Shipping

Want to start your own ecommerece business but without all the cost?  Then drop shipping is the answer.

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Freelance Writing

Is writing your thing?  Then why not put it to good use and earn some extra money on the side.

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Social Media Managment

Do you like using Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest?  Then social media management consultant is for you.

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Want to drive for Uber or Lyft and earn extra income?  Then rideshare could be the right option for you.

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Chris Holdheide

Chris Holdheide


Hi, my name is Chris Holdheide and I am the founder of Side Hustle Academy, and  I’ve been doing various side businesses since 2004.

In that time I’ve done everything from network marketing to internet marketing.  The question is are you interested in starting your own side business?

To learn more about my journey check out my about page here.

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