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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

    • Entrepreneurship
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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!

    232- Just Do It! Don’t Procrastinate, Start Your Side Hustle This Year

    232- Just Do It! Don’t Procrastinate, Start Your Side Hustle This Year

    For the next four weeks, you’ll have a chance to be a part of the Side Hustle Pro Bootcamp. Don’t worry, there are no pushups, workout plan, or anything of the sort, but what you will get a grasp of is how to break things down into super small achievable steps to actually achieve your side hustle dreams. This week’s episode is all about how to START.
    No more procrastination. No more playing around. In 2021, we’re going to commit and do this! Besides, the hardest part of the battle is actually starting your side hustle, but after that, it gets easier. And to be honest, you’re probably stalling because of the drive to be perfect. Stalling and overthinking can create a hamster wheel effect that’s very hard to get out of, even when you know it’s counterproductive and not necessary. Instead of focusing on the wrong things, let’s focus on the right things.
    I’m taking you through the journey of: saying “no” to your own stall tactics and saying “later” to your own excuses, all while giving you three tips to actually start your side hustle. 
    Join the bootcamp at sidehustlepro.co/bootcamp
    Check out this episode and others on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Soundcloud, and Stitcher.  
    This episode is brought to you by:
    FreshBooks
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    Links mentioned in this episode
    Side Hustle Pro Bootcamp EPISODE 231: How to Decide What Your Side Hustle Should Be in 2021 Click here to subscribe via RSS feed (non-iTunes feed): http://sidehustlepro.libsyn.com/rss
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    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
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    • 28 min
    231: How to Decide What Your Side Hustle Should Be in 2021

    231: How to Decide What Your Side Hustle Should Be in 2021

    The phrase “side hustle” has become such a buzz word these days, but I’ve learned that “side hustle” means different things to different people. I, personally, define it as a passion project you’d do even if you don’t make money from it. That’s how I got here with Side Hustle Pro. 
    In this week’s episode, we look into how to figure out what your side hustle should be, right in time for 2021! For me, it took a lot of figuring out and stumbling, but I got it together and was able to cultivate it into what you see today. If I can do it, so can you, and I’m walking you through how to do it.
    And it starts with these three questions:
    What am I good at? What do I enjoy doing in my spare time? What would I do even if I wasn’t getting paid for it? I even touch on unlearning internalized messages we’ve believed about ourselves, and doing away with boxes we’ve been placed in, in order to succeed. Your 2021 side hustle is waiting for you to start, so go get it!
    Check out this episode and others on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Soundcloud, and Stitcher.  
     
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    Links mentioned in this episode
    Millennials are obsessed with side hustles because they’re all we’ve got (via Quartz) Episode 3: Stefanie Thomas, Impact America Fund, On Breaking Down The Doors Of Venture Capital Six Bullet Saturday weekly newsletter  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

    • 25 min
    230: How Black Women Can Build Legacy Wealth

    230: How Black Women Can Build Legacy Wealth

    In this week’s episode, we talk about building and leaving lasting generational wealth in the African-American community. Dr. Pamela Jolly shares how our human, cultural, intellectual, social, and spiritual capital all play a part in the fulfilled life we should all strive for when it comes to wealth. 
    She also explains how her various educational experiences and degrees (MBA, Ed.D, Th.M, and more) allowed her to assist minority business enterprises to grow, and redefine the way they saw money. But, her journey wasn’t always this stable. Her journey with learning about money started when her dad withdrew all financial support from her in college (á la Whitley Gilbert). It forced her to understand what money really is, and set her on the path to learning all about wealth.
    In this episode, you’ll hear:
    ⦿ Why you need to have a good relationship with time to have a good relationship with money, 
    ⦿ How we can all begin to build and chart our path to wealth, and
    ⦿ The importance of understanding history as it relates to wealth
    Check out this episode and others on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Soundcloud, and Stitcher.  
    This episode is brought to you by:

    Gusto
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    HelloFresh
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    Skillshare
    Explore your creativity at skillshare.com/hustle. The first 1,000 people to use this skillshare.com/hustle link will get a free trial of Skillshare Premium Membership.
    Command Line Heroes
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    Links mentioned in this episode
    NarrowRoad™ : A Guide to Legacy Wealth  Dangerous Dreamers: The Financial Innovators from Charles Merrill to Michael Milken 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 Pamela Jolly (Instagram) – @pamelajolly
    Side Hustle Pro – @sidehustlepro
    #SideHustlePro

    • 1 hr 15 min
    229: How to Actually Make Money Podcasting

    229: How to Actually Make Money Podcasting

    Whether you’re thinking about starting a podcast or already have one, one of the biggest questions that you might have is: “Will I even make money doing this?” And the short answer is: “yes!”
    After a year of earning consistent revenue with my podcast, I was able to quit my job to focus on Side Hustle Pro full-time, all in the name of monetization. I didn’t start out with the mindset of making money off my podcast, but I quickly began to test and see that it was possible. Trust me, I secured a $4,000 multi-month sponsorship contract on my first try.
    In this week’s episode, I help you set realistic expectations when it comes to podcast monetization. I also breakdown how, exactly, to make money podcasting, and how and when I started earning revenue. There are tons of ways to do it, and we’ll focus on the big three:
    Creating valuable content for future clients Developing products listeners love and need, and  All things sponsorships  Check out this episode and others on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Soundcloud, and Stitcher.  
    This episode is brought to you by:

    Comcast RISE
    To apply today for marketing, media and tech makeovers at no cost, to help you and your business RISE visit: https://www.sidehustlepro.co/comcastrise

    Gusto
    As a Side Hustle Pro listener, you’ll get three months free when you roll your first payroll. Sign up, and give it a try at gusto.com/shp.
    Command Line Heroes
    Search for Command Line Heroes anywhere you listen to podcasts. Click here to listen!
    Go Daddy
    Join travel host, tour company owner and YouTube Creator Sarah Funk in the School of Hustle podcast where she explores the stories of real entrepreneurs who are making their own way in the world. Listen and subscribe to School of Hustle on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts.
    Links mentioned in this episode
    FREEBIE: RECAP For This Episode Podcast Moguls  Should You Start A Podcast Episode Opening My LLC and Business Bank Account Side Hustle Pro Episode 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

    • 35 min
    228: Why You Should Start Podcasting

    228: Why You Should Start Podcasting

    Have you been thinking about starting a podcast? Pondering on if it’s the right move for you? If you’re worried that the industry is too saturated, let me tell you...there’s always going to be competition.
    If there isn’t any demand, you don’t want to be there. I want to encourage you that what’s in your mind hasn’t yet come into the atmosphere.
    And that’s okay because podcasting is exponentially growing, and it’s going to grow when you release your show.
    In this week’s episode, I’m here to help you figure out if it’s time to stop sitting on that idea, press record, and start the podcast you’ve always wanted to. Here’s a hint: you have to start before you’re ready.
    Check out this episode and others on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Soundcloud, and Stitcher.  
    This episode is brought to you by:
    Native
    Give the gift of Native and get 20% off your first order by going to nativedeo.com/sidehustle or by using the promo code “sidehustle” at the website checkout

    Comcast RISE
    To apply today for marketing, media and tech makeovers at no cost, to help you and your business RISE visit: https://www.sidehustlepro.co/comcastrise
    Skillshare
    Explore your creativity at skillshare.com/hustle. The first 1,000 people to use this skillshare.com/hustle link will get a free trial of Skillshare Premium Membership.

    Gusto
    As a Side Hustle Pro listener, you’ll get three months free when you roll your first payroll. Sign up, and give it a try at gusto.com/shp.
    Links mentioned in this episode
    Podcast Moguls How To Start Your Own Podcast With No Experience 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

    • 49 min
    227: Behind the Hustle: Real-Life Baby Updates, Breastfeeding, and Running a Business

    227: Behind the Hustle: Real-Life Baby Updates, Breastfeeding, and Running a Business

    Honesty is the new mantra for me. I’m bringing you the real in this week’s episode. Trust me, I’m not holding back with this Behind the Hustle update. I wasn’t emotionally ready to discuss everything yet, but I felt like there is no discussing my personal experience of juggling being a new mom, and having my own business without sharing a bit about what I’ve been going through.
    If you’re ready for it, I’m sharing what I’ve learned, and what has helped me navigate through this time in this solo episode. Here’s a sneak peek:
    ⦿ Why it does no good, for new moms like me, to keep how we’re feeling to ourselves
    ⦿ How exclusive pumping saved my postpartum life
    ⦿ My challenges with breastfeeding (don’t @ me)
    ⦿ How I found my mom tribe, and my newfound boundaries, and
    ⦿ How my plans were shot once the realness of postpartum life set in
    Check out this episode and others on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Soundcloud, and Stitcher.  
    This episode is brought to you by:
    Native
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    Links mentioned in this episode
    Exclusive Pumping Mamas Group on Facebook Podcast Moguls Goal Getter Action Plan 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

    • 51 min

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rikkibeast1234 ,

Super New

Don't Kno how I can across this just searching, and yes this side hustle is business had been in my mind and I'm working towards it !!! I'm a mom of three I'm graduating soon 😫. (29) but never to late.

Justletmeupload ,

I See Me and I Love It!

Let me start by saying that I have never left a review for a podcast, but I just had to let others know how amazing this podcast is. I just recently found it, but it is everything I have been looking for! Bold Black Women entrepreneurs sharing their success stories and reaching back to help those behind them! I love this podcast because I see me in it. I see me in the present and I see me in the future. I cannot stress enough how much I LOVE this! Thank you for producing this podcast!

Vanessa (@_Nessa_Sary) ,

Don’t wait! Download now!

Nicaila is that one person you follow and get everything you need! In a culture of “firing your boss” and “becoming a small business owner” this is the podcast you need! I have followed and supported Nicaila since the beginning and am so thankful for her! From the push and inspiration to start my own podcast to being super pumped after listening to her guests to cheering her on for her own wins, I wouldn’t and haven’t missed a beat! Don’t wait! Download this podcast today people!

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