Secrets of a Side Hustler reveals strategies, tips, and inspiration to turn your passion into a paycheque while working a full-time job. Their motto is “Why wait for an opportunity when you can create one?“
On Thursday, I attended a Secrets of a Side Hustler Speed Mentoring Event at Hacker You with my good friend Yaa. The evening was hosted by Chivon John, Founder of Secrets of a Side Hustler. Two special guest mentors were in attendance to speak of their own side-hustler experiences: Nike Onile, Founder of 800 Sq Ft and Danielle Thé, Founder of Devs Without Borders and a Toronto based Googler.
The evening got underway with mingling, chatting, and appetizers (the meatballs were to die for!!!). A lively Q&A discussion with Nike and Danielle followed. They shared details about how they got started, overcame challenges and grew their businesses as side hustlers. After that, we were divided into two smaller groups each getting about 30 minutes with Nike or Danielle for peer-to-peer mentoring and Q&A. This portion of the event was incredible! We each shared our “side hustles” and received valuable advice, guidance, and support from the mentors and from each other.
During the event we were encouraged to take selfies and post about the event to Twitter using the hashtag #sidehustlechatlive. Those who did were eligible to win VIP tickets to Side Hustle Week in September. Side Hustle Week is the first and only event of its kind to inspire, inform and connect side hustlers and aspiring entrepreneurs. I submitted the selfie above and won tickets!!