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Jun 8, 2022

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!

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Shirley Ansley- @ShirleyTDesign

Jun 1, 2022
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..

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May 25, 2022

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 

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May 18, 2022

In this week’s rewind episode, Co-Work With Me as I discuss unlearning purpose and how to stop letting analysis paralysis keep you from pursuing your side hustle.

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May 11, 2022
This week in the guest chair we have Jessica Nabongo. Jessica is a wanderlust, writer, entrepreneur, public speaker and travel expert, most widely known for being the first Black woman on record to visit every country in the world. 

At her core, she is a dreamer looking to craft a life and career that interconnects her passions and talents. 

A first generation American, Jessica was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan to Ugandan parents. 

As her career path changed, Jessica realized that travel, writing and photography continued to show up as vehicles of self expression and were essential parts of her life, leading to the creation of her blog, The Catch Me If You Can. She also created Jet Black, a boutique luxury travel company that hosts group trips and curates itineraries to countries in Africa, Central and South America, the Caribbean. Her work as a travel writer and entrepreneur has led to speaking opportunities around the world. And she started it all as a side hustler

 In this episode she shares:

  • How and why she started The Catch Me If You Can blog and when it became a side hustle
  • How she uses her blog to share her travel adventures and build a global community. 
  • Her experiences founding a boutique travel agency and the effect the pandemic had on that business
  • How she uses her story to educate and inspire others to travel and experience the world around them through her new book, The Catch Me If You Can
  • And so much more!

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Jessica Nabongo: @TheCatchMeifYouCan

May 5, 2022

This week we have an update episode with KJ Miller, Co-Founder and CEO of Mented Cosmetics, a multi-million dollar beauty brand celebrating women of all hues. KJ was on the podcast in 2017 when she first launched Mented Cosmetics and joins us again to share how her company has achieved rapid growth since. Mented helps women feel seen and empowered with its inclusive shade range and has been featured in Vogue, Vanity Fair, Allure, and was hailed as having the "best nude lipsticks we've ever worn" by Essence Magazine.

 In this episode we discuss:

  • Mented Cosmetics’s rapid growth since 2017
  • How KJ Miller is inspiring so many other entrepreneurs 
  • Her approach to scaling her business by building her team 
  • How she handled the fundraising process & so much more!

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Apr 27, 2022

This week in the guest chair we have Rana Campbell, Founder and Chief Dream Driver behind Dreams In Drive; a platform that helps millennial creatives learn how to take their dreams from park to drive. Rana is no stranger to exploring her many dreams. In addition to running Dreams In Drive, Rana works in Marketing and Partnerships at Paramount's Internal Branded Content Studio, helping to make brand partnerships come alive for some of your favorite brands. As a multi-passionate and lifelong storyteller, Rana knows all about how to put your side hustle dreams into drive.

 In this episode she shares:

  • How and why she started the Dreams in Drive podcast and how it’s changed her life
  • Why it’s important and smart to have a 9 to 5 while chasing your dreams
  • How she approaches exploring various side hustle ideas as a multi passionate side hustler
  • How having a child made her think about her purpose and future & so much more!

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Dreams in Drive- @DreamsinDrive

Apr 20, 2022
This week in the guest chair we have self described dreamer and doer Lola Banjo, the Founder, Creative Director and Designer of Silver & Riley, a premier luxury travel and fashion leather goods brand made exquisitely in Italy. Lola launched Silver & Riley in October 2019 with one main goal—creating stylish, functional and luxurious pieces that do not break the bank, yet make you look and feel like a million bucks. This Black-owned and Black-woman owned luxury handbag line is making waves. And it took years to get here.

 In this episode we discuss:

  • What inspired Silver & Riley and why it took her 10 years to finally launch her business
  • The painful lesson that cost her $20,000 due to a shady manufacturer
  • The response she received once she launched in October 2019 and what happened once the pandemic hit!
  • & so much more!

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Apr 13, 2022

In this episode we speak with DeNeitra Burnett, the Founder and CEO of Savvy Events, a Los-Angeles based event production and creative agency. With an MBA from Cal State San Bernardino and BA in Communications from Howard University, DeNeitra has used her creativity and grit to climb to the top of the events industry. She’s a regular on the BizBash 500 list of the nation's most influential event planners and works closely with entertainment titans and Fortune 500 companies like HBO, Netflix, and HP, among others.

In today’s episode, you’ll hear how when the events business was shut during the Pandemic, she pivoted her business to custom mailers. Her clever thinking, creative problem solving and ideation led her to scale her business to a 7-Figure Business.

In this episode DeNeitra shares:

  • How she made her first custom mailer during the pandemic and created a whole new division in her business
  • How she structures her pricing to make sure she is fairly compensated
  • How she’s expanding her business and team to incorporate both event production and creative mailer production and so much more!

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Apr 6, 2022

Today in the guest chair we have Olivia Owens. Olivia is the Vice President of Entrepreneur Success at IFundWomen and the Creator of IFundWomen of Color. IFundWomen is the go-to funding marketplace for women-owned businesses and the people who want to support them with access to capital, coaching, and connections.

In January of 2020, Olivia developed IFundWomen of Color, a program dedicated to advancing entrepreneurs of color by addressing the unique pain points diverse founders face when it comes to accessing capital for their businesses. This funding ecosystem is designed to empower early-stage, women entrepreneurs and bridge the funding gap for women of color.

In this episode:

  • Olivia shares what IFundWomen is + how & why she started IFundWomen of Color within the established company.
  • We dispel myths about what crowdfunding is, who should crowdfund, and what kind of network you need to have to have a successful crowdfunding campaign. 
  • We speak about the mental blocks that prevent some of us from launching a crowdfunding campaign, and so much more

This is an episode, you’re going to want to bookmark plus share with every woman business owner you know.

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Mar 30, 2022

Today in the guest chair we have Ericka Chambers, CEO and Co-Founder of Puzzles of Color. Ericka and her brother founded this business in the middle of the pandemic. She used that idle time to really think through something that her and her family has done for years, which is build puzzles together. And the one thing they realized was lacking was puzzles featuring people of color. After unsuccessfully trying to convince other people to launch this business, Ericka and her brother finally realized it was up to them to solve this problem.

In this episode we discuss:

  • How they started, how they’re growing, how they’re learning what to delegate
  • Working with artists of color to license their pieces and turn them into puzzles
  • Juggling the business and parenting while side hustling

And so much more! Check out this episode and others on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Soundcloud, and YouTube 

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Puzzles of Color- @PuzzlesofColor

Mar 23, 2022

This week in the guest chair we have Gia Peppers, an award-winning on-air talent, entertainment journalist, content creator, and podcaster who is most known for her work as a contributor on NBC's primetime morning show, "Today Show," her nationally syndicated Urban One Radio show and podcast, "More Than That with Gia Peppers," and as 1/5th of the wildly popular podcast, "Black Girl Pod." 

She shares with us how with each piece of content she creates or participates in, she hopes to remind everyone that the greatness that inspires us in others also lives in each one of us. 

In this episode we discuss:

  • How she found a way to do what she loved at a time where there weren’t many opportunities in the entertainment industry
  • How her father inspired her love for journalism 
  • How all of her experiences helped her get to where she is now
  • How she taps into the little daily joys of life for happiness rather than focusing so much on the big accomplishments + so much more..

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Gia Peppers: @GiaPeppers

Mar 23, 2022

This week in the guest chair we have Gia Peppers, an award-winning on-air talent, entertainment journalist, content creator, and podcaster who is most known for her work as a contributor on NBC's primetime morning show, "Today Show," her nationally syndicated Urban One Radio show and podcast, "More Than That with Gia Peppers," and as 1/5th of the wildly popular podcast, "Black Girl Pod." 

She shares with us how with each piece of content she creates or participates in, she hopes to remind everyone that the greatness that inspires us in others also lives in each one of us. 

In this episode we discuss:

  • How she found a way to do what she loved at a time where there weren’t many opportunities in the entertainment industry
  • How her father inspired her love for journalism 
  • How all of her experiences helped her get to where she is now
  • How she taps into the little daily joys of life for happiness rather than focusing so much on the big accomplishments + so much more..

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Mar 16, 2022

This week I am back with a solo episode to share some exciting updates happening in my life and with Side Hustle Pro!

In this episode I share:

  • How grateful I am that Side Hustle Pro is being inducted to the Podcast Hall of Fame!
  • Why I am excited to be back in NY closer to our parents and friends 
  • How I am recommitting to the goals I set for the year with Nicaila TV on YouTube
  • That Side Hustle Pro merch is now available!

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Mar 9, 2022

Influencer Dayna Bolden is in the guest chair in this rewind episode with an update. 

It’s been three years since Dayna, an Entrepreneur and Lifestyle Blogger based in Atlanta, shared her journey with us. Since then, Dayna has consistently dominated the online arena serving as the Creative Director of DaynaBolden.com and CEO of Bolden Creative Media. 

The digital marketing maven has successfully curated healthy and enduring marketing campaigns for esteemed brands such as Nike, VH1, Disney H&M and has been acknowledged by media outlets such as Forbes, Elle Magazine and was voted as one of Essence Magazine’s top influencers to follow as she inspires her audience on a daily with her creative, authentic and relatable content. 

On this episode, Dayna shares:

  • How to get out of your head and show up authentically on social media
  • The difference between being an influencer and being influential
  • How to be realistic about your needs and get help
  • Her content tips and tricks!

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Mar 2, 2022

In this rewind episode, we have Necole Kane in the guest chair, creator of the successful celebrity gossip blog NecoleBitchie.com, founder of the women’s empowerment and lifestyle platform xoNecole, and founder of My Happy Flo, her newest venture which aims to empower black women to become the CEO of their menstrual health. 

In this episode, Necole shares: 

  • How to know when it’s time to pivot and how to take that leap even when the lifestyle you currently have may make it difficult to walk away.   
  • The low points she faced when transitioning from NecoleBitchie.com to XoNecole and how she overcame them. 
  • How to successfully build a media company, gain an audience that will engage with your content & how to make sales and build brand partnerships.
  • How she transitioned to a completely different market and started her 3rd brand, My Happy Flo and what role she maintains with XoNecole.
  • How My Happy Flo uses plant-based ingredients along with essential vitamins to support hormonal balance, and healthier pain-free periods.
  • Things to consider when starting a business with a partner

Find out the big secret on how Necole is so fearless when it comes to pivoting, how she is able to reinvent herself so easily and how you can apply it for yourself. 

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Feb 24, 2022

This week I chat with Monique Little, CEO & Founder of You Go Natural, one of the nation’s fastest growing natural hair accessory brands. Little founded the company to address the need for easy styling options for women who opt to wear their hair in its natural state. Having started with just a sewing machine, some remnant fabric from her mother’s stash and an idea, in just five years Little has successfully grown a multimillion dollar brand.

In this episode you will learn:

  • How wanting more freedom in her schedule led to the start of You Go Natural 
  • How she got her product to grow in the first six months to a point where she was making more than her full time job’s salary
  • How she went from working with contractors to opening up a facility and hiring full time employee
  • When she decided to raise capital and how she had to explain the black women’s beauty experience to people who didn’t understand the need for her product
  • Her marketing strategy for scaling the business, when she knew it was time to bring in an external team, & how being in your own target market helps with knowing what to say to your audience + much more!

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Feb 16, 2022

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..

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Hyperskin: @Hyperskin

Feb 9, 2022

This week I am back with a solo episode sharing some business & life updates happening this quarter! 

I am sharing: 

  • My plans for the Side Hustle Pro bootcamp 
  • How I focused solely on content and gave myself some grace with social media promotion
  • How thankful I am that Side Hustle Pro has hit 6 million downloads!
  • Updates on Nicaila TV Youtube
  • What’s coming up this month with content distribution
  • Updates on who I want as brand partnerships
  • How I am making sure we are setting ourselves up for legacy wealth building
  • Family updates, how I’d love to find a private chef + much more..

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Feb 2, 2022

This week we have an 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. You can still join here by the way: 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 

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Jan 19, 2022

In this episode I go over some simple steps you can take to start testing out your side hustle idea. Hint: Do not let finding a name hold you back! You can always change the name later. It’s more important to get moving and determine if this is a side hustle you want to keep doing long term. Dive into the episode for even more tips!

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Host: Nicaila Matthews Okome

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Jan 13, 2022

How do you figure out who your target audience or customer is? In this episode, I explain how to find the right audience for your side hustle, and teach you a helpful exercise to help you narrow it down.

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Jan 6, 2022

Are you trying to figure out how to choose the right side hustle for you? Do you have several ideas and are not sure how to narrow down your side hustle ideas? Are you good at many things and wondering how to pick just one? Then this is the episode for you. Let’s talk about how to take all of your many ideas, and truly determine if it’s the best side hustle for you.

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