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Side Hustle Pro spotlights bold black women entrepreneurs who have scaled from side hustle to profitable business. Join Chief Side Hustler turned full-time entrepreneur Nicaila Matthews Okome for your weekly installment of Side Hustle Pro and learn actionable strategies to start small and get going–wherever and whoever you are. Side Hustle Pro features interviews with inspiring black women entrepreneurs including interviews with Myleik Teele of CurlBox, Lisa Price of Carol's Daughter, Nicole Walters of The Monetized Life, Maya Elious of Built to Impact, and more!

Side Hustle Pro Nicaila Matthews Okome

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    • 4.8 • 1.5K Ratings

Side Hustle Pro spotlights bold black women entrepreneurs who have scaled from side hustle to profitable business. Join Chief Side Hustler turned full-time entrepreneur Nicaila Matthews Okome for your weekly installment of Side Hustle Pro and learn actionable strategies to start small and get going–wherever and whoever you are. Side Hustle Pro features interviews with inspiring black women entrepreneurs including interviews with Myleik Teele of CurlBox, Lisa Price of Carol's Daughter, Nicole Walters of The Monetized Life, Maya Elious of Built to Impact, and more!

    306: Latched and Hooked Founder Tiffini Gatlin Is Pioneering Synthetic Hair Without Scalp Irritation

    306: Latched and Hooked Founder Tiffini Gatlin Is Pioneering Synthetic Hair Without Scalp Irritation

    This week in the guest chair we have Tiffini Gatlin, CEO and Founder of Latched and Hooked Beauty. Tiffini is an innovator with over 15 years of experience in direct to consumer sales. Latched and Hooked Beauty has a scalp-first approach to textured hair care with a mission to diversify the hair extension space with high-performance synthetic hair fibers and clean formulas that don't irritate or cause inflammation of the scalp.
    Since her business launch five years ago,Tiffini has garnered the support of companies like Visa, Paypal and Google for Startups who awarded the brand with a $100k non-dilutive cash award to support her company’s vision to make beauty simple and accessible for Black women.
     In this episode she shares:
    The ups and downs of her entrepreneurship journey Why she started Latched and Hooked Why she wasn’t afraid to reinvent herself over and over again and so much more! Check out this episode and others on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and YouTube 
    This episode is brought to you by: 
    Trade And Travel
    Through Trade and Travel, you can learn how to trade as a side hustle and supplement your income with trading. sign up for the Trade and Travel program at sidehustlepro.co/tradeandtravel
    Thrive Causemetics
    Get 15% off of your first purchase order when you visit thrivecausemetics.com/hustlepro.
    Links mentioned in this episode
    latchedandhooked.com
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    Announcements Join our Facebook Community
    If you’re looking for a community of supportive side hustlers who are all working to take our businesses to the next level, join us here: http://sidehustlepro.co/facebook
    Guest Social Media Info Side Hustle Pro – @sidehustlepro
    #SideHustlePro
    Latched and Hooked- @LatchednHooked 

    • 1 hr 5 min
    305: How Storyteller Renae Bluitt Amplifies Black Women Entrepreneurs with her Documentary & Brand, She Did That.

    305: How Storyteller Renae Bluitt Amplifies Black Women Entrepreneurs with her Documentary & Brand, She Did That.

    This week in the guest chair we have Renae L. Bluitt, a Los Angeles and New York City-based storyteller who serves as an advocate for Black women’s accurate representation in the media. With over a decade of experience, Renae has gained valuable insight into Black women entrepreneurs' narratives — a passion that she channeled into her first film as Creator and Executive Producer of the documentary, “She Did That.”

    In episode 305 Renae shares:
    How she knew when it was time to turn her side hustle into a full time hustle Her 4 year journey of producing the She Did That film to premiering it on Netflix in February of 2020  How she expanded the She Did That brand into a podcast +so much more! Check out this episode and others on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and YouTube 
    This episode is brought to you by: 
    Trade And Travel
    Through Trade and Travel, you can learn how to trade as a side hustle and supplement your income with trading. sign up for the Trade and Travel program at sidehustlepro.co/tradeandtravel
    Links mentioned in this episode
    SheDidThat.co Click here to subscribe via RSS feed (non-iTunes feed): http://sidehustlepro.libsyn.com/rss
    Announcements Join our Facebook Community
    If you’re looking for a community of supportive side hustlers who are all working to take our businesses to the next level, join us here: http://sidehustlepro.co/facebook
    Guest Social Media Info Side Hustle Pro – @sidehustlepro
    #SideHustlePro
    Renae Bluitt: @IAmRenaeBluitt 
    She Did That: @SheDidThatPodcast 

    • 56 min
    304: How Shonitria Anthony Invested in Herself In Order To Grow Her Podcast, Blunt Blowin’ Mama

    304: How Shonitria Anthony Invested in Herself In Order To Grow Her Podcast, Blunt Blowin’ Mama

    Today in the guest chair we have a Podcast Moguls student spotlight with Shonitria Anthony, host of the Blunt Blowin Mama Podcast. Blunt Blowin’ Mama started in December 2017 as a cannabis lifestyle platform that aims to normalize parents who consume cannabis by having open and honest conversations about the plant. In 2019, The Blunt Blowin’ Mama podcast was launched and was named one of the “Top eight cannabis podcasts you need in your life” by Forbes. 
     In this episode Shonitria shares:
    How she launched and scaled her podcast using the methods that I teach inside of Podcast Moguls.  How she went from having an idea and being intimidated by the process of starting a podcast on her own to learning about Podcast Moguls and making the investment in herself by joining the program.  How she grew the podcast to become the the top-rated weekly Blunt Blowin’ Mama podcast, and how she monetizes her show via podcast sponsorship and her BBM merchandise.  Check out this episode and others on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and YouTube 
    This episode is brought to you by: 
    Trade And Travel
    Through Trade and Travel, you can learn how to trade as a side hustle and supplement your income with trading. sign up for the Trade and Travel program at sidehustlepro.co/tradeandtravel
    LinkedIn
    LinkedIn Jobs helps you find the candidates you want to talk to, faster. Did you know every week, nearly 40 million job seekers visit LinkedIn? Post your job for free at Linkedin.com/hustlepro. Terms and conditions apply.
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    Go to shopify.com/hustlepro for a free fourteen-day trial and get full access to Shopify’s entire suite of features.
    Links mentioned in this episode
    https://BluntBlowinMama.com/ https://PodcastMoguls.com   Click here to subscribe via RSS feed (non-iTunes feed): http://sidehustlepro.libsyn.com/rss
    Announcements Join our Facebook Community
    If you’re looking for a community of supportive side hustlers who are all working to take our businesses to the next level, join us here: http://sidehustlepro.co/facebook
    Guest Social Media Info Side Hustle Pro – @sidehustlepro
    #SideHustlePro
    Blunt Blowin Mama- @BluntBlowinMama

    • 1 hr 1 min
    303: How Shirley Ansley Grew Her Web Design Business From Side Hustle To Full-Time Career

    303: How Shirley Ansley Grew Her Web Design Business From Side Hustle To Full-Time Career

    This week in the guest chair we have Shirley Ansley. In 2015, Shirley went on a journey to start a business and tried to DIY her website only to find out that making your own website is kind of hard. She became instantly obsessed with figuring out how to build a website the right way and along the way found herself starting a business as a freelance website designer.
    She ran her business on the side while still working a full time job for almost two years until finally taking the leap. She left her 9 to 5 while three months pregnant with her second child a few months before the pandemic hit.
    Today, she is a successful (and profitable) freelance website designer who’s had the privilege of working with award winning podcasts, POC women-led businesses, national organizations and more. 
    In today’s episode we get into:
    The strategy she used to transition from her job while still growing her side hustle How she worked on and improved her technical design knowledge so she could shift from charging $675 for a website to now charging $5000-$10000 And so much more! Check out this episode and others on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and YouTube 
    This episode is brought to you by: 
    Comcast
    Comcast has launched a multi-year, multi-faceted initiative designed to help strengthen small businesses owned by women of color, people of color. Visit sidehustlepro.co/comcastrise to learn more and apply.
    Trade And Travel
    Through Trade and Travel, you can learn how to trade as a side hustle and supplement your income with trading. sign up for the Trade and Travel program at sidehustlepro.co/tradeandtravel
    Links mentioned in this episode
    https://shirleyt.co
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    Announcements Join our Facebook Community
    If you’re looking for a community of supportive side hustlers who are all working to take our businesses to the next level, join us here: http://sidehustlepro.co/facebook
    Guest Social Media Info Side Hustle Pro – @sidehustlepro
    #SideHustlePro
    Shirley Ansley- @ShirleyTDesign

    • 59 min
    302: How Desiree Verdejo Created a Solution for Hyperpigmentation With Her Brand Hyper Skin REWIND

    302: How Desiree Verdejo Created a Solution for Hyperpigmentation With Her Brand Hyper Skin REWIND

    This week in the guest chair we have Desiree Verdejo, founder of Hyper Skin. As a Black woman with acne-prone skin that’s subject to dark spots and hyperpigmentation, Desiree never saw people who looked like her in the skincare space. That’s why she set out to create a simple, results-oriented, multicultural skincare brand that celebrates and offers products for everyone’s skin in its various stages. In this episode we discuss:
    What moved Desiree to create Hyper Skin How running her beauty boutique led her to realize what concerns her customers had with their skin, therefore creating Hyper Skin How she was able to partner with Sephora to get Hyper Skin in stores What was her marketing process when she launched her product & the strategy behind focusing on only one product The supply chain issues that come with being self funded and having a partnership like Sephora + much more.. Check out this episode and others on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Soundcloud, and YouTube 
    This episode is brought to you by
    Faherty
    Get 20% off of your purchase at FahertyBrand.com/HustlePro by using code HustlePro at checkout!
    Thrive Causemetics
    Get 15% off of your first purchase order when you visit thrivecausemetics.com/hustlepro. 
    Links mentioned in this episode
    Gethyperskin.com Click here to subscribe via RSS feed (non-iTunes feed): http://sidehustlepro.libsyn.com/rss
    Announcements Join our Facebook Community
    If you’re looking for a community of supportive side hustlers who are all working to take our businesses to the next level, join us here: http://sidehustlepro.co/facebook
    Guest Social Media Info Side Hustle Pro – @sidehustlepro
    #SideHustlePro
    Hyperskin: @Hyperskin

    • 43 min
    301: How To Make Trading A Side Hustle With Teri Ijeoma REWIND

    301: How To Make Trading A Side Hustle With Teri Ijeoma REWIND

    This week we have a rewind episode of the update episode with Teri Ijeoma! One of my goals this year is to dive into Teri’s Trade & Travel course & start trading as a side hustle. And I’m kicking it off by joining her Your First Trade Challenge. Check it out here: http://sidehustlepro.co/firsttrade
    Teri Ijeoma began her professional career working in education and nonprofits. When she started trading stocks eleven years ago, she initially saw it as an opportunity to simply supplement her income. However, she was so successful with this side hustle that in 2017, she decided to quit her job, travel the world, and begin trading full-time. While traveling, Teri was constantly asked to show others how she was successfully trading in the stock market. She set up and taught her first class in Thailand, her second in Vietnam, and had a fully-fledged curriculum created by the time she returned to the States. Teri now offers an online curriculum that shares her investing strategies with people all over the world. She also partners with organizations and companies to train and empower individuals to achieve financial freedom and build wealth through investing.
    In this episode, Teri shares advice on how to finally get started with her course, how to work on your mindset for trading and gives some tips on how to reach your income goals with trading.
    In this episode, we discuss:
    Her preferred trading method and what is the difference (going long vs short selling) How to actually get started with Teri’s trading course & trading in general + what causes us to delay getting started Can you really trade stocks as a side hustle to earn an extra income Paper trading and its benefits How to set concrete goals in trading  Check out this episode and others on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Soundcloud, and YouTube 
    This episode is brought to you by:
    Journey to Launch
    Host and personal finance educator Jamila Souffrant shares practical and tactical ways that you can achieve your dreams of Financial Freedom & Financial Independence. Subscribe and listen to the Journey To Launch podcast wherever you listen to podcasts. 
    Shopify
    Go to shopify.com/hustlepro for a free fourteen-day trial and get full access to Shopify’s entire suite of features.
    Links mentioned in this episode
    Your First Trade Challenge Episode 213: How Teri Ijeoma Quit Her Job in Education to Trade Stocks and Travel the World Trade and Travel Course Click here to subscribe via RSS feed (non-iTunes feed): http://sidehustlepro.libsyn.com/rss
    Announcements Join our Facebook Community
    If you’re looking for a community of supportive side hustlers who are all working to take our businesses to the next level, join us here: http://sidehustlepro.co/facebook
    Guest Social Media Info Side Hustle Pro – @sidehustlepro
    Teri Ijeoma (Instagram) – @imaninvestor
    #SideHustlePro

    • 41 min

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Angela the CFO ,

Awesome Inspiration

I’ve been a long-time listener of the podcast and really enjoy the gems and personal stories of the guests. The topics are always so timely and impactful. We really can grow and learn from each other. I am inspired and motivated to continue the journey. Thanks so much for sharing your podcast with us.

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