Day 1 of 30: Build an Arsenal of Ideas

(This post is from my experiment to build a side hustle from scratch in 30 days following the book “Side Hustle: From Idea to Income in 27 Days)

Today is Day 1 and I am extremely nervous

I could not have picked a worse time to start a side hustle. I just moved. Because of the move, I was away from work and will have a smaller paycheck next week. I didn’t finish my side hustles. I have new bills coming up.

Yet, I still want to see….I still want to see what I can do with this idea of building something from scratch.

My goals from the side hustles I intend to build from scratch

  1. Earn at least $100 from my side hustle within 3 months (This is a pathethic number, but I got to be realistic and I got start somewhere.)
  2. Learn new skills (resume writing, course building, etc.) that can benefit me later
  3. Test the waters in a new way professionally
  4. Do something different with my life

My idea:

Since I am a freelance writer and dropout with plenty of experience in learning, customer service, looking for jobs, etc…I thought I would capitalize on that

So I decided to create two side hustles, one for a course that teaches people how to get a work-from-home customer service job in 30 days on uDemy. The other will be creating resume templates and selling them on Etsy.

I might take these side hustles in different directions depending on my interests and demand but this is the general idea.


  1. Purchase Udemy course on creating resume templates and watch one section
  2. Purchase second Udemy course on course building?
  3. Set up and modify writing routine so I can submit articles/blog posts for extra money. (This is not a primary side hustle, but if I can make a buck here and there using Bamidele Onibalusi’s Earn Your First $1,000 Writing Challenge, why not?)


Income: $0


-$11.92 Udemy Course

Written by

Techie. Writer. Entrepreneur. Investor. Badass College Dropout. Believer. #prayerwarrior #restoretheroar #blacklivesalwaysmattered #getafterit

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