I’m very excited to write this post today because I’ve teamed up with Emily Bezak Writes to share her brand new Side Hustle Starter Kit! But before I reveal what’s inside, here is some background on my own side hustles.
I’ve written this blog for 12 years. I cannot believe it. I look back at some earlier posts and cringe. This has been a fun side project for so many years. I even quit once but I came back. I just can’t quit you, blog. The thing about this blog though is I never intended it to “take off.” It’s a way for me to share and brand myself. I have some ads running (that I don’t even think I’ve made enough to collect anything from yet) and I’ve worked with a few brands over the years, but it’s certainly not an extra income.
Maybe it’s because I only post a few times a month if that! But it’s more so a fun creative outlet for me to write what I want to write about. With an extension into my social channels. And if I ever wanted to go out and start a business on my own, I have years worth of content built up.
My other side hustle I legit make money on (but I am in no way setting the world on fire): Beautycounter. Yes, an MLM, I know. But I do NOT treat it that way. I promote it, but I have never asked anyone to check it out, ever, unless they ask a legitimate question like “does anyone have a good tinted moisturizer recommendation?” (Yes, yes I do.) I have loved Beautycounter products for years and wanted a discount, so I became a consultant about a year and a half ago and found I really like it. It’s fun to try and recommend products and I’ve been a skincare enthusiast since I was like, 10 so it’s been a great gig. Plus, this company is legit in its mission, vision and values and its stance on clean beauty (NOT a buzzword for Beautycounter but an action) and the environment. It was just acquired for a cool $1 billion, too. Something most MLMs cannot say.
So those are my little hustles. Just for fun, on the side. My day job has always been my priority and livelihood but I’ve found putting myself out there and working on my personal brand has also caused success for my day job, so it’s truly a win. We shall see how I continue to evolve.
This brings me to the Side Hustle Starter Kit! I met Emily several years ago online (is there any other way to meet people nowadays?) and we were connected through Ellevate Pittsburgh. I have watched her thrive over the last year+ and am so proud of all she has done to start her own business, Emily Bezak Writes. Here, she provides services like content and digital marketing, copywriting and more. She’s a true motivator for those who want to branch out on their own. But the question is – where to start? Enter, this kit.
The physical kit
What a beautiful kit! Emily delivered my kit to me right away. It includes:
- Dot-grid, soft notebook for notes and brainstorming
- 100% soy wax candle in the scent of your choice (I chose New Business aka Vanilla Buttercream – yum)
- Set of 4 greeting cards with inspirational, literary quotes and colorful self-adhesive envelopes
The digital kit
Digital downloads also come with the kit including:
- Trello board templates for staying organized with client work and your own marketing
- Emily’s outline and step-by-step process for a killer SEO blog post (I am using it for this post as we speak – I hope I did it mostly right!)
- Emily’s 5 steps to start your side hustle this weekend
There is no time like RIGHT NOW to start something new and start earning extra income. This is the perfect thing for those who are newbies and need a place to just start. Don’t like your job? Side hustle. Want to branch out and do more? Side hustle. Want to have extra creativity flowing? SIDE HUSTLE.
Emily so generously gave me a code to share to get 15% off your kit. Use code DEANNAMAMA15 at checkout. And shipping is always free. Big thank you to Emily for gifting me this! What are you waiting for?