Side Hustler's Perspective with Scotty Russell

Scotty Russell | Creative Side Hustle Coach

The Side Hustler’s Perspective Podcast is fuel for your mind and creative grind. The goal, soul, and mission of this show are to help creatives transform their side hustle into their main hustle while finding balance around day jobs and life responsibilities. Every Wednesday at 5 am CT, designer, artist, and coach Scotty Russell of Perspective-Collective dishes out fiery episodes built on mindset, motivation, and marketing. He features industry-leading guests like Lincoln Design, Jon Contino, and Lauren Hom as well as up and coming creatives that should be on everyone's radar. This is for those who want to master the art of healthy hustling, get out of their own way, and grow their creative business. You can follow the podcast on Instagram @SideHustlersPerspective and Scotty @CoachScottyRussell.

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Pt. 2 - Slowing Down to Grow Fast (Spring 2022 Student Spotlight Special)
15-06-2022
Pt. 2 - Slowing Down to Grow Fast (Spring 2022 Student Spotlight Special)
To view the full episode show notes, visit:  We’re picking back up where we left off with Part 2 of the Side Hustler’s Student Spotlight Special featuring my current Spring 2022 students.I suggest hitting pause and going back to Part 1 - Ep. 251 to catch the program overview, action items, insights, and overall flow of the full convo.We’re back for round 6 of a 2-Part Student Spotlight Special featuring my current Spring 2022 students.The Side Hustler’s Coaching Program is an intense 12-week course where 8–10 creatives like yourself master the art of:Betting big on yourself and your creative pursuits.Leveraging your day job to fuel your dream job.Getting out of your own way and navigating life’s curveballs.This batch of students you’ll fall in love with is broken into 2 Groups of 5…Part 1 features:Trev Coulahan – @TrevElVizDerick Fabian – @7sketchesJori Jones – @cryptojoriBritt Hoffman – @britttheillustratorMariana Martins – @marimartins_designPart 2 features:Rita Castro – @rita_rastoAustin Sandoval – @sandovalironworksStefanie Rapoza – @stef.rapozaBrad Stoneking – @piedmontbrandcoMinerva Moreno – @rosemaryandthemoonIf you want to be a part of a future 12-Week Spring or Fall Program, I highly recommend joining one of the Quarterly 3-Week Boot Camps first to get a more accessible taste of what to expect.Join the waitlist for first dibs at an upcoming session at BootCampSideHustle.com.---RESOURCES & REFERENCESEp. 251 - Pt. 2 Student Spotlight Special3-Week Boot Camp Waitlist12-Week Coaching Program Waitlist----FREE TOOLKIT TO SIDE HUSTLE FREEDOM6 FREE resources to help you grow an audience and build a profitable creative side hustle outside your day job. Download here.LISTEN ON YOUR FAVORITE PODCASTING APPApple PodcastsSpotifyGoogle PodcastsOvercastYouTubeCONNECT WITH MEInstagramPodcast InstagramYouTubeTwitterTikTokPinterestCREDITSMusic  -  BlookahPodcast Editor  -  Aine BrennanExecutive Assistant  -  Paige GarlandPhoto & Video Specialist  -  Jared CunninghamSocial Media Coordinator  -  Hannah SchickAnimation Specialist  -  Greg D'Amico
Pt. 2 - Slowing Down to Grow Fast (Spring 2022 Student Spotlight Special)
15-06-2022
Pt. 2 - Slowing Down to Grow Fast (Spring 2022 Student Spotlight Special)
To view the full episode show notes, visit:  We’re picking back up where we left off with Part 2 of the Side Hustler’s Student Spotlight Special featuring my current Spring 2022 students.I suggest hitting pause and going back to Part 1 - Ep. 251 to catch the program overview, action items, insights, and overall flow of the full convo.We’re back for round 6 of a 2-Part Student Spotlight Special featuring my current Spring 2022 students.The Side Hustler’s Coaching Program is an intense 12-week course where 8–10 creatives like yourself master the art of:Betting big on yourself and your creative pursuits.Leveraging your day job to fuel your dream job.Getting out of your own way and navigating life’s curveballs.This batch of students you’ll fall in love with is broken into 2 Groups of 5…Part 1 features:Trev Coulahan – @TrevElVizDerick Fabian – @7sketchesJori Jones – @cryptojoriBritt Hoffman – @britttheillustratorMariana Martins – @marimartins_designPart 2 features:Rita Castro – @rita_rastoAustin Sandoval – @sandovalironworksStefanie Rapoza – @stef.rapozaBrad Stoneking – @piedmontbrandcoMinerva Moreno – @rosemaryandthemoonIf you want to be a part of a future 12-Week Spring or Fall Program, I highly recommend joining one of the Quarterly 3-Week Boot Camps first to get a more accessible taste of what to expect.Join the waitlist for first dibs at an upcoming session at BootCampSideHustle.com.---RESOURCES & REFERENCESEp. 251 - Pt. 2 Student Spotlight Special3-Week Boot Camp Waitlist12-Week Coaching Program Waitlist----FREE TOOLKIT TO SIDE HUSTLE FREEDOM6 FREE resources to help you grow an audience and build a profitable creative side hustle outside your day job. Download here.LISTEN ON YOUR FAVORITE PODCASTING APPApple PodcastsSpotifyGoogle PodcastsOvercastYouTubeCONNECT WITH MEInstagramPodcast InstagramYouTubeTwitterTikTokPinterestCREDITSMusic  -  BlookahPodcast Editor  -  Aine BrennanExecutive Assistant  -  Paige GarlandPhoto & Video Specialist  -  Jared CunninghamSocial Media Coordinator  -  Hannah SchickAnimation Specialist  -  Greg D'Amico
Pt. 1 - Slowing Down to Grow Fast (Spring 2022 Student Spotlight Special)
08-06-2022
Pt. 1 - Slowing Down to Grow Fast (Spring 2022 Student Spotlight Special)
To view the full episode show notes, visit:  We’re back for round 6 of a 2-Part Student Spotlight Special featuring my current Spring 2022 students.The Side Hustler’s Coaching Program is an intense 12-week course where 8–10 creatives like yourself master the art of:Betting big on yourself and your creative pursuits.Leveraging your day job to fuel your dream job.Getting out of your own way and navigating life’s curveballs.This batch of students you’ll fall in love with is broken into 2 Groups of 5…Part 1 features:Trev Coulahan – @TrevElVizDerick Fabian – @7sketchesJori Jones – @cryptojoriBritt Hoffman – @britttheillustratorMariana Martins – @marimartins_designPart 2 features:Rita Castro – @rita_rastoAustin Sandoval – @sandovalironworksStefanie Rapoza – @stef.rapozaBrad Stoneking – @piedmontbrandcoMinerva Moreno – @rosemaryandthemoonIf you want to be a part of a future 12-Week Spring or Fall Program, I highly recommend joining one of the Quarterly 3-Week Boot Camps first to get a more accessible taste of what to expect.Join the waitlist for first dibs at an upcoming session at  BootCampSideHustle.com.---RESOURCES & REFERENCESEp. 252 - Pt. 2 Student Spotlight Special3-Week Boot Camp Waitlist12-Week Coaching Program Waitlist----FREE TOOLKIT TO SIDE HUSTLE FREEDOM6 FREE resources to help you grow an audience and build a profitable creative side hustle outside your day job. Download here.LISTEN ON YOUR FAVORITE PODCASTING APPApple PodcastsSpotifyGoogle PodcastsOvercastYouTubeCONNECT WITH MEInstagramPodcast InstagramYouTubeTwitterTikTokPinterestCREDITSMusic  -  BlookahPodcast Editor  -  Aine BrennanExecutive Assistant  -  Paige GarlandPhoto & Video Specialist  -  Jared CunninghamSocial Media Coordinator  -  Hannah SchickAnimation Specialist  -  Greg D'Amico
BONUS: The Next BIG Season of the Podcast
02-03-2022
BONUS: The Next BIG Season of the Podcast
If you’re a consistent listener or a newbie to the podcast, you know that I’m currently on a 2-month break…This was supposed to be a quick little Bonus episode to update you on what to expect next…As I started writing, it ended up turning into a journal…NOT to explain to you why I’m taking this break…But more to work out how things got to this point, while also convincing myself it’s OK (and necessary) to hit pause and reset.It gives you a front-row seat in my head to understand how all this started as a passion project and the possibilities of what this could evolve into.Let’s dive in.---RESOURCES & REFERENCESSide Hustler’s Boot Camp WaitlistSide Hustler’s Coaching WaitlistFree Side Hustler Freedom ToolkitFree Creative Community----FREE TOOLKIT TO SIDE HUSTLE FREEDOM6 FREE resources to help you grow an audience and build a profitable creative side hustle outside your day job. Download here.FINANCIALLY SUPPORT THE SHOW ON PATREONWith as little as your weekly cup of coffee, you can support the growth of this show by backing us on Patreon.JOIN THE PRIVATE FACEBOOK COMMUNITY FOR CREATORSJoin a like-minded FREE global community of kickass creators and take your side hustle to the next level. Your family is waiting.LISTEN ON YOUR FAVORITE PODCASTING APPApple PodcastsSpotifyGoogle PodcastsOvercastYouTubeCONNECT WITH MEInstagramPodcast InstagramYouTubeTwitterTikTokPinterestCREDITSMusic  -  BlookahPodcast Editor  -  Aine BrennanExecutive Assistant  -  Paige GarlandPhoto & Video Specialist  -  Jared CunninghamSocial Media Coordinator  -  Hannah SchickAnimation Specialist  -  Greg D'Amico
How to Find Your Creative Voice & Style With Liz Gray
23-02-2022
How to Find Your Creative Voice & Style With Liz Gray
To view the full episode show notes, visit: for this episode comes from BuzzSumo.Supercharge your side hustle content strategy today with a FREE 30-Day Trial.--- Becoming Your Own BossTwo hurdles I hear consistently holding creatives back are the:Pursuit of perfection.Lack of motivation to make moves.When, in reality, we’re holding ourselves up with these internal conflicts that we can choose to sidestep at any time.The people you look up to often deal with these—yet they refuse to let them distract them from chasing what they want.Today’s guest, Elizabeth Gray of The Grayter Good, is living proof that finding success with your style is an ever-evolving process.She’s an absurdly talented lettering artist, muralist, and illustrator with a combined audience of 750K+ followers (IG + TikTok).Her biggest talent is showing herself in her content and in an incredibly entertaining, yet valuable way.She’s also the author of her upcoming book: The Happy Homebody: A Field Guide To The Great Indoors. (Which is all about empowering the introverted creative.)In today’s episode we talk shop on:Overcoming the inner perfectionism dialogue.Finding motivation within a routine.Finding style through constraints, experimentation, and more.The Goal: To provide a little insight on how to find your style and groove while setting yourself for breakthroughs along the way.---RESOURCES & REFERENCESEp: 125 Liz GrayLiz’s New Book: The Happy HomebodySide Hustler’s Boot Camp Waitlist   Side Hustler’s Coaching WaitlistCONNECT WITH LIZWebsiteInstagramTikTokNewsletter----FREE TOOLKIT TO SIDE HUSTLE FREEDOM6 FREE resources to help you grow an audience and build a profitable creative side hustle outside your day job. Download here.FINANCIALLY SUPPORT THE SHOW ON PATREONWith as little as your weekly cup of coffee, you can support the growth of this show by backing us on Patreon.JOIN THE PRIVATE FACEBOOK COMMUNITY FOR CREATORSJoin a like-minded FREE global community of kickass creators and take your side hustle to the next level. Your family is waiting.LISTEN ON YOUR FAVORITE PODCASTING APPApple PodcastsSpotifyGoogle PodcastsOvercastYouTubeCONNECT WITH MEInstagramPodcast InstagramYouTubeTwitterTikTokPinterestCREDITSMusic  -  BlookahPodcast Editor  -  Aine BrennanExecutive Assistant  -  Paige GarlandPhoto & Video Specialist  -  Jared CunninghamSocial Media Coordinator  -  Hannah SchickAnimation Specialist  -  Greg D'Amico
12 Steps for Starting & Scaling Your Creative Side Hustle (Pt. 2)
16-02-2022
12 Steps for Starting & Scaling Your Creative Side Hustle (Pt. 2)
To view the full episode show notes, visit: for this episode comes from BuzzSumo.Supercharge your side hustle content strategy today with a FREE 30-Day Trial.--- Looking to start your creative side hustle and take the next steps in scaling it?Say less, I got you…but I highly suggest checking out Pt. 1 of this series for the first 6 steps!The quick skinny…An email subscriber asked for tips on how to build his photography pursuits outside his day job and family life…All while navigating the head games that come with the pursuit of something you care about.Hence this 2-part series of 12 Steps for Starting & Scaling Your Creative Side Hustle.Again, there is no one-size-fits-all framework that’s perfect for everyone.This is solely based on my experience over the past decade and countless conversations I’ve had with industry-leading creatives.Soak up and apply what you feel works best for you!---RESOURCES & REFERENCESSide Hustler’s Coaching WaitlistSide Hustler’s Boot Camp WaitlistFree Side Hustler Freedom ToolkitSide Hustler’s Handbook CourseFREE Facebook GroupEp. 248: 12 Tips for Starting & Scaling Side HustleEp. 143: 6 Ways to Make Time Outside Day Job ---FREE TOOLKIT TO SIDE HUSTLE FREEDOM6 FREE resources to help you grow an audience and build a profitable creative side hustle outside your day job. Download here.FINANCIALLY SUPPORT THE SHOW ON PATREONWith as little as your weekly cup of coffee, you can support the growth of this show by backing us on Patreon.JOIN THE PRIVATE FACEBOOK COMMUNITY FOR CREATORSJoin a like-minded FREE global community of kickass creators and take your side hustle to the next level. Your family is waiting.LISTEN ON YOUR FAVORITE PODCASTING APPApple PodcastsSpotifyGoogle PodcastsOvercastYouTubeCONNECT WITH MEInstagramPodcast InstagramYouTubeTwitterTikTokPinterestCREDITSMusic  -  BlookahPodcast Editor  -  Aine BrennanExecutive Assistant  -  Paige GarlandPhoto & Video Specialist  -  Jared CunninghamSocial Media Coordinator  -  Hannah SchickAnimation Specialist  -  Greg D'Amico
12 Steps for Starting & Scaling Your Creative Side Hustle (Pt. 1)
09-02-2022
12 Steps for Starting & Scaling Your Creative Side Hustle (Pt. 1)
To view the full episode show notes, visit: for this episode comes from BuzzSumo.Supercharge your side hustle content strategy today with a FREE 30-Day Trial.--- I get hit up a lot with questions of, “How do I get started with my creative side hustle?”There’s no one-size-fits-all instruction manual— it requires a lot of patience, experimentation, failure, and figuring it out along the way.Hence the inspiration behind this 2 Part Series of How to Start & Scale Your Creative Side Hustle.Many of these tips are interchangeable and overlap within different seasons of your creative hustle—it’s not necessarily a linear progression of each 12 steps in a row.This is simply a framework to guide someone on a path that:Reduces the guesswork and boosts clarity and confidence.Provides balance and structure to leverage in the long-term.Creates work they love while establishing boundaries for self-care and relationships.Overall, take what applies to you as everyone’s path is unique.----RESOURCES & REFERENCESSide Hustler’s Boot Camp EnrollSide Hustler’s Coaching WaitlistFree Side Hustler Freedom ToolkitSide Hustler’s Handboo CourseEp. 161  -  Find Your Secret Sauce    ----FREE TOOLKIT TO SIDE HUSTLE FREEDOM6 FREE resources to help you grow an audience and build a profitable creative side hustle outside your day job. Download here.FINANCIALLY SUPPORT THE SHOW ON PATREONWith as little as your weekly cup of coffee, you can support the growth of this show by backing us on Patreon.JOIN THE PRIVATE FACEBOOK COMMUNITY FOR CREATORSJoin a like-minded FREE global community of kickass creators and take your side hustle to the next level. Your family is waiting.LISTEN ON YOUR FAVORITE PODCASTING APPApple PodcastsSpotifyGoogle PodcastsOvercastYouTubeCONNECT WITH MEInstagramPodcast InstagramYouTubeTwitterTikTokPinterestCREDITSMusic  -  BlookahPodcast Editor  -  Aine BrennanExecutive Assistant  -  Paige GarlandPhoto & Video Specialist  -  Jared CunninghamSocial Media Coordinator  -  Hannah SchickAnimation Specialist  -  Greg D'Amico
Tips for Profitability & Becoming Your Own Boss with Atomic Child Design
02-02-2022
Tips for Profitability & Becoming Your Own Boss with Atomic Child Design
To view the full episode show notes, visit: for this episode comes from BuzzSumo.Supercharge your side hustle content strategy today with a FREE 30-Day Trial.--- Becoming Your Own BossThe majority of people listening to the podcast aim to become their own boss one day.To do so takes years of failing, experimenting, developing systems, and finding what works.It’s not supposed to be easy—but the struggle is hella rewarding when things begin to click.Today’s guest—Jimmy Bryant of Atomic Child Design—is a nature-inspired artist/brand slanging millions in merch across the land.To say Jimmy’s story of “Washing dishes for $10/hour to becoming his own boss and making a killing off selling his work” is inspiring doesn’t do it justice.I think you’ll find it fascinating as well.In today’s episode we talk shop on:Not chasing profits right away.Operating with a chip on your shoulder.Creating what you love and finding your niche.Becoming your own bossSelling merch, slow scaling, and more.The Goal: To empower you with motivation and actionable steps for becoming your own boss one day.---RESOURCES & REFERENCESSide Hustler’s Boot Camp EnrollSide Hustler’s Coaching WaitlistCONNECT WITH JIMMYWebsiteInstagramTwitterDribbble  ----FREE TOOLKIT TO SIDE HUSTLE FREEDOM6 FREE resources to help you grow an audience and build a profitable creative side hustle outside your day job. Download here.FINANCIALLY SUPPORT THE SHOW ON PATREONWith as little as your weekly cup of coffee, you can support the growth of this show by backing us on Patreon.JOIN THE PRIVATE FACEBOOK COMMUNITY FOR CREATORSJoin a like-minded FREE global community of kickass creators and take your side hustle to the next level. Your family is waiting.LISTEN ON YOUR FAVORITE PODCASTING APPApple PodcastsSpotifyGoogle PodcastsOvercastYouTubeCONNECT WITH MEInstagramPodcast InstagramYouTubeTwitterTikTokPinterestCREDITSMusic  -  BlookahPodcast Editor  -  Aine BrennanExecutive Assistant  -  Paige GarlandPhoto & Video Specialist  -  Jared CunninghamSocial Media Coordinator  -  Hannah SchickAnimation Specialist  -  Greg D'Amico
A 5-Step System for Crushing it with Clients with James Martin
26-01-2022
A 5-Step System for Crushing it with Clients with James Martin
To view the full episode show notes, visit: for this episode comes from BuzzSumo.Supercharge your side hustle content strategy today with a FREE 30-Day Trial.--- Flipping the Switch from Hobbyist to ProfessionalStruggling to get started or taking the next steps in your professional freelance pursuits?These tend to be the 4 biggest challenges holding back your sick gains:SystemsProcessesRoutinesBoundariesIn my opinion, these challenges are the behind-the-scenes work necessary to unlock your big breakthroughs and long-term success as a creative.Today’s guest—James Martin of @Made.By.James—is a brand-by-hand-building juggernaut reigning in the UK.He’s a wizard at showcasing his process within his content, which has helped him build client demand while educating his hungry, massive community (currently 220k+ on Instagram as of recording).He’s also the author of his upcoming book: Your Honest Guide to Creativity and Logo Design.In today’s episode we talk shop on:The business side of this game.How to avoid being stagnant and always learning.His 5-step system for working with clients.Streamlining processes and setting boundaries.Promoting your work, logos, and more.The Goal: To provide you with the next steps of flipping the switch from hobbyist to professional and taking control of your business.---RESOURCES & REFERENCESOrder James’ BookSide Hustler’s Coaching WaitlistCONNECT WITH JAMESWebsiteInstagramNewsletterYouTube---  ----FREE TOOLKIT TO SIDE HUSTLE FREEDOM6 FREE resources to help you grow an audience and build a profitable creative side hustle outside your day job. Download here.FINANCIALLY SUPPORT THE SHOW ON PATREONWith as little as your weekly cup of coffee, you can support the growth of this show by backing us on Patreon.JOIN THE PRIVATE FACEBOOK COMMUNITY FOR CREATORSJoin a like-minded FREE global community of kickass creators and take your side hustle to the next level. Your family is waiting.LISTEN ON YOUR FAVORITE PODCASTING APPApple PodcastsSpotifyGoogle PodcastsOvercastYouTubeCONNECT WITH MEInstagramPodcast InstagramYouTubeTwitterTikTokPinterestCREDITSMusic  -  BlookahPodcast Editor  -  Aine BrennanExecutive Assistant  -  Paige GarlandPhoto & Video Specialist  -  Jared CunninghamSocial Media Coordinator  -  Hannah SchickAnimation Specialist  -  Greg D'Amico
The Pigeon Letters on Fear, Risk, and Finding Your Style
19-01-2022
The Pigeon Letters on Fear, Risk, and Finding Your Style
To view the full episode show notes, visit: for this episode comes from BuzzSumo.Supercharge your side hustle content strategy today with a FREE 30-Day Trial.--- Defiantly Go Against the GrainFear, self-doubt, anxiety, creative ruts, and frustration are all a part of pursuing your creativity on your own terms.It’s an undisclosed waiver you sign when you pour your time and energy into building toward the unknown.Just know you’re not alone with your struggles, and trusting the process is worth it!Today’s guest—Peggy Dean of The Pigeon Letters—is a self-taught artist, author, and educator impacting the masses with her crafty talents and brilliant business brain.She’s been featured by and worked with some of the biggest brands in the game: NBC, Martha Stewart, Skillshare, Google, Vogue, and more.What I respect the most is her focus on serving and empowering the creative community.In today’s episode we talk shop on:Facing and embracing your fears.Going against the grain.The waiver you sign to pursue a side hustle.The balance of structure with impulsiveness.Productivity, corn mazes, and more.The Goal: To let you know you’re not alone with your fears and struggles as you build your creative biz brick by brick.---RESOURCES & REFERENCESThe Flock CommunityPeggy’s ResourcesSide Hustler’s Boot Camp EnrollSide Hustler’s Coaching WaitlistCONNECT WITH PEGGYWebsiteInstagramDribbble  ----FREE TOOLKIT TO SIDE HUSTLE FREEDOM6 FREE resources to help you grow an audience and build a profitable creative side hustle outside your day job. Download here.FINANCIALLY SUPPORT THE SHOW ON PATREONWith as little as your weekly cup of coffee, you can support the growth of this show by backing us on Patreon.JOIN THE PRIVATE FACEBOOK COMMUNITY FOR CREATORSJoin a like-minded FREE global community of kickass creators and take your side hustle to the next level. Your family is waiting.LISTEN ON YOUR FAVORITE PODCASTING APPApple PodcastsSpotifyGoogle PodcastsOvercastYouTubeCONNECT WITH MEInstagramPodcast InstagramYouTubeTwitterTikTokPinterestCREDITSMusic  -  BlookahPodcast Editor  -  Aine BrennanExecutive Assistant  -  Paige GarlandPhoto & Video Specialist  -  Jared CunninghamSocial Media Coordinator  -  Hannah SchickAnimation Specialist  -  Greg D'Amico
NFT Creative Side Hustles + Dronies Project with Peter Deltondo of Unfold
12-01-2022
NFT Creative Side Hustles + Dronies Project with Peter Deltondo of Unfold
To view the full episode show notes, visit: for this episode comes from BuzzSumo.Supercharge your side hustle content strategy today with a FREE 30-Day Trial.---NFT Creative Side HustlesWhatever it is you want to pursue, a side hustle is a testing ground to make it happen.You never know when all your weird quirks, interests, passions, and strengths will overlap into something far bigger than you imagined.That seems to be the pattern with today’s guest—Peter Deltondo, Product Designer, Design Director, plus Partner with Unfold—a digital design agency crushing work for progressive industry-leading brands.Peter also happens to be a crypto nerd and NFT collector like I am too.It’s funny how these interests overlap with his work at Unfold and community-building through the Creative South Conference…To create a one-of-a-kind, super hyped, but zero-shill, upcoming NFT project called Dronies.In today’s episode we talk shop on:The secret to doing your best work.Leveraging side hustles to get to where you want to be.Breaking down how NFTs are changing the game.What is Web 3 and why you should care.The upcoming Dronies launch, crypto, and more.The Goal: To show you how to take control of your future by combining passions and interests through the power of side hustles.----RESOURCES & REFERENCESDronies NFT WebsiteDronies TwitterUnfold WebsiteUnfold TwitterUnfold DribbbleCrypto 101 MasterclassSide Hustler’s Boot Camp EnrollSide Hustler’s Coaching WaitlistCONNECT WITH PETERWebsiteTwitterDribbble----FREE TOOLKIT TO SIDE HUSTLE FREEDOM6 FREE resources to help you grow an audience and build a profitable creative side hustle outside your day job. Download here.FINANCIALLY SUPPORT THE SHOW ON PATREONWith as little as your weekly cup of coffee, you can support the growth of this show by backing us on Patreon.JOIN THE PRIVATE FACEBOOK COMMUNITY FOR CREATORSJoin a like-minded FREE global community of kickass creators and take your side hustle to the next level. Your family is waiting.LISTEN ON YOUR FAVORITE PODCASTING APPApple PodcastsSpotifyGoogle PodcastsOvercastYouTubeCONNECT WITH MEInstagramPodcast InstagramYouTubeTwitterTikTokPinterestCREDITSMusic  -  BlookahPodcast Editor  -  Aine BrennanExecutive Assistant  -  Paige GarlandPhoto & Video Specialist  -  Jared CunninghamSocial Media Coordinator  -  Hannah SchickAnimation Specialist  -  Greg D'Amico
Creating Your First NFT Art Collection with Efdot
05-01-2022
Creating Your First NFT Art Collection with Efdot
To view the full episode show notes, visit: Creating Your 1st NFT CollectionNFTs seem to be the rage these days…I’m more experienced as a collector, and I’m obsessively learning and studying how others navigate their launches and collections to plan my NFT attack.This is why I bring talented creators on the show who have found success in this space and are more qualified to speak on this topic.Hence bringing back–for the third time–my brother, Eric “Efdot” Friedensohn, a wickedly talented illustrator, muralist, NFT artist, and educator in our creative community.He’s worked with—as well has been featured by—Apple, Hypebeast, Topps, Coca-Cola, and Adobe.He’s also found success as an NFT artist with his collections on the marketplaces Foundation, OpenSea, and Nifty Gateway.In today’s episode we talk shop on:The new wave of digital collecting and ownership.How to get people to connect with your work.Tips for minting and listing your first NFT collection.Continually experimenting in lanes that make you uncomfortable.Finding community, PFP projects, crypto, and more.The Goal: To spotlight the massive new opportunities for creatives now and on the horizon with actionable steps to get you started!RESOURCES & REFERENCESEp 26 ft. EfdotEp 205 ft. EfdotCrypto 101 MasterclassSide Hustler’s Boot Camp WaitlistSide Hustler’s Coaching WaitlistCONNECT WITH ERICWebsiteInstagram Twitter ----FREE TOOLKIT TO SIDE HUSTLE FREEDOM6 FREE resources to help you grow an audience and build a profitable creative side hustle outside your day job. Download here.FINANCIALLY SUPPORT THE SHOW ON PATREONWith as little as your weekly cup of coffee, you can support the growth of this show by backing us on Patreon.JOIN THE PRIVATE FACEBOOK COMMUNITY FOR CREATORSJoin a like-minded FREE global community of kickass creators and take your side hustle to the next level. Your family is waiting.LISTEN ON YOUR FAVORITE PODCASTING APPApple PodcastsSpotifyGoogle PodcastsOvercastYouTubeCONNECT WITH MEInstagramPodcast InstagramYouTubeTwitterTikTokPinterestCREDITSMusic  -  BlookahPodcast Editor  -  Aine BrennanExecutive Assistant  -  Paige GarlandVideo Specialist  -  Jared CunninghamSocial Media Coordinator  -  Hannah SchickAnimation Specialist  -  Greg D'Amico
9 Tips for Surviving & Thriving as a Self-Employed Creative (Year 2 | 2021 Recap)
29-12-2021
9 Tips for Surviving & Thriving as a Self-Employed Creative (Year 2 | 2021 Recap)
Looking to take the full-time creative leap one day?It’s easier said than done, as most people only share the highlights of self-employment.Yes, this is a recap, but it’s so much more than that.If you want to pursue the side hustle to self-employed route…Then this lesson-loaded Year 2 review will be both extremely beneficial and insightful.Essentially, I’m sharing the ugly via an audio journal to document the lows behind the highs as a self-employed creative.The Goal: To use my moments of stumbles to help position yourself as a professional who’s prepared to take the leap when your time comes.So here are 9 Tips for Surviving and Thriving as a Self-Employed Creative (Year 2 | 2021 Recap)---RESOURCES & REFERENCESEp. 222  -  Aaron Straker on Getting Creatively & Physically FitEp. 234  -  Don’t Forget to PlayEp. 241 - Creating is the KeyFree Side Hustler Freedom ToolkitSide Hustler’s Boot Camp WaitlistSide Hustler’s Coaching Waitlist ----FREE TOOLKIT TO SIDE HUSTLE FREEDOM6 FREE resources to help you grow an audience and build a profitable creative side hustle outside your day job. Download here.FINANCIALLY SUPPORT THE SHOW ON PATREONWith as little as your weekly cup of coffee, you can support the growth of this show by backing us on Patreon.JOIN THE PRIVATE FACEBOOK COMMUNITY FOR CREATORSJoin a like-minded FREE global community of kickass creators and take your side hustle to the next level. Your family is waiting.LISTEN ON YOUR FAVORITE PODCASTING APPApple PodcastsSpotifyGoogle PodcastsOvercastYouTubeCONNECT WITH MEInstagramPodcast InstagramYouTubeTwitterTikTokPinterestCREDITSMusic  -  BlookahPodcast Editor  -  Aine BrennanExecutive Assistant  -  Paige GarlandPhoto & Video Specialist  -  Colton BacharSocial Media Coordinator  -  Hannah SchickAnimation Specialist  -  Greg D'Amico
Why Creating is More Than Making Cool Sh*t & Growing Your Biz
22-12-2021
Why Creating is More Than Making Cool Sh*t & Growing Your Biz
Not Creating = Dying?If you were created to create, but you’re not creating…Then, essentially, you must be passively existing and dying, right?I want to chat about how creating is one major key I’ve found that unlocks:Fulfillment within yourself, your work, and your life.A productive escape from the daily hard shit.A deeper connection with yourself and others.New skills, big ideas, clarity, and confidence.The next level of your overall potential.It’s more than just creating art…Here are the 5 Branches of Creating (I’m sure there’s more) to get the most juice from the squeeze out of your finite existence.---RESOURCES & REFERENCESEp. 234  -  Don’t Forget to Play Ep. 225  -  Rewire Your Mind to WinFree Side Hustler Freedom ToolkitSide Hustler’s Coaching Waitlist----FREE TOOLKIT TO SIDE HUSTLE FREEDOM6 FREE resources to help you grow an audience and build a profitable creative side hustle outside your day job. Download here.FINANCIALLY SUPPORT THE SHOW ON PATREONWith as little as your weekly cup of coffee, you can support the growth of this show by backing us on Patreon.JOIN THE PRIVATE FACEBOOK COMMUNITY FOR CREATORSJoin a like-minded FREE global community of kickass creators and take your side hustle to the next level. Your family is waiting.LISTEN ON YOUR FAVORITE PODCASTING APPApple PodcastsSpotifyGoogle PodcastsOvercastYouTubeCONNECT WITH MEInstagramPodcast InstagramYouTubeTwitterTikTokPinterestCREDITSMusic  -  BlookahPodcast Editor  -  Aine BrennanExecutive Assistant  -  Paige GarlandPhoto & Video Specialist  -  Colton BacharSocial Media Coordinator  -  Hannah SchickAnimation Specialist  -  Greg D'Amico
Tad Carpenter on Creating Time to Create Your Own Big Breaks
15-12-2021
Tad Carpenter on Creating Time to Create Your Own Big Breaks
Creating Time to Create--- To view the full episode show notes, visit:  If your creative work isn’t fun, it just becomes another mundane, soul-sucking day job.There’s gotta be a source of enthusiasm, energy, and borderline obsession for your craft to build a creative career around doing what you love long-term.Today’s guest is a great example of how curiosity, experimentation, and play are compounding catalysts for big opportunities.Tad Carpenter co-runs Carpenter Collective—a powerhouse design and branding studio—with his wickedly talented wife, Jessica.They slay brand strategy, identities, illustrations, etc. for behemoths like MTV, Ray-Ban, Target, Macy’s, and more.Tad’s also illustrated a gaggle of children’s books that have become staple reading material for my kiddos each night.Not only do we nerd out over the power of personal projects, like his latest Sunday Suns book release... (Listen to the outro as I’m giving away 2 copies of his book!)But we also talk shop on:The importance of play and creating for yourself.Leveraging your day job and learning your industry.Diversifying your creative outlets and skillsets.The power of planting seeds with your work and relationships.Non-gross cold outreach, constraints, parenting, and more.The Goal: To convince you to carve out time to create for yourself—you never know what big breaks it could lead to.---RESOURCES & REFERENCESTad’s Book: Sunday SunsCarpenter CollectiveFree Side Hustler Freedom ToolkitSide Hustler’s Coaching WaitlistCONNECT WITH TADWebsiteInstagramTwitter----FREE TOOLKIT TO SIDE HUSTLE FREEDOM6 FREE resources to help you grow an audience and build a profitable creative side hustle outside your day job. Download here.FINANCIALLY SUPPORT THE SHOW ON PATREONWith as little as your weekly cup of coffee, you can support the growth of this show by backing us on Patreon.JOIN THE PRIVATE FACEBOOK COMMUNITY FOR CREATORSJoin a like-minded FREE global community of kickass creators and take your side hustle to the next level. Your family is waiting.LISTEN ON YOUR FAVORITE PODCASTING APPApple PodcastsSpotifyGoogle PodcastsOvercastYouTubeCONNECT WITH MEInstagramPodcast InstagramYouTubeTwitterTikTokPinterestCREDITSMusic  -  BlookahPodcast Editor  -  Aine BrennanExecutive Assistant  -  Paige GarlandPhoto & Video Specialist  -  Colton BacharSocial Media Coordinator  -  Hannah SchickAnimation Specialist  -  Greg D'Amico
Pricing 101 for Beginners or Advanced Creatives with Jasmine Holmes
08-12-2021
Pricing 101 for Beginners or Advanced Creatives with Jasmine Holmes
Building & Growing Your Personal BrandWhy is pricing so damn difficult to wrap your mind around?If you’re a beginner or even have been in the freelance game for a minute…This pricing conversation is what I wish I learned when I first started freelancing.Today’s guest—former rockstar student, Jasmine Holmes—is a 6-figure creative entrepreneur who crushes designs for clients…Who also serves up powerful pricing mindset tips and resources for us hungry creatives.In this episode, she so generously hooks up podcast listeners with a killer free tool—you’ll get that link during our convo, during the outro, and in the shownotes.In this episode, we talk shop on value-based pricing formulas, how to charge your worth, setting privately hourly rates, and more.The goal: To simplify the macro and micro game of pricing, so you can charge what you’re worth.---RESOURCES & REFERENCESEasy as Pie Pricing FreebieEasy as Pie Pricing CourseFree Pricing CalculatorSide Hustler’s Coaching WaitlistCONNECT WITH JASMINEWebsiteInstagram----FREE TOOLKIT TO SIDE HUSTLE FREEDOM6 FREE resources to help you grow an audience and build a profitable creative side hustle outside your day job. Download here.FINANCIALLY SUPPORT THE SHOW ON PATREONWith as little as your weekly cup of coffee, you can support the growth of this show by backing us on Patreon.JOIN THE PRIVATE FACEBOOK COMMUNITY FOR CREATORSJoin a like-minded FREE global community of kickass creators and take your side hustle to the next level. Your family is waiting.LISTEN ON YOUR FAVORITE PODCASTING APPApple PodcastsSpotifyGoogle PodcastsOvercastYouTubeCONNECT WITH MEInstagramPodcast InstagramYouTubeTwitterTikTokPinterestCREDITSMusic  -  BlookahPodcast Editor  -  Aine BrennanExecutive Assistant  -  Paige GarlandPhoto & Video Specialist  -  Colton BacharSocial Media Coordinator  -  Hannah SchickAnimation Specialist  -  Greg D'Amico
Steven Mellor on How to Grow Your Personal Brand & Following
01-12-2021
Steven Mellor on How to Grow Your Personal Brand & Following
To view the full episode show notes, visit:  Building & Growing Your Personal BrandReady to bet big on yourself and boost your social presence?Today’s guest—Steven Mellor—is a powerhouse social media growth coach and marketing wizard with sage-like business acumen. He thrives in helping grinders and hustlers like we are grow our personal brands and social followings organically—aka NO cold paid ad traffic.In this episode, we talk shop on seasonal niching and pivoting, planning your day job escape, growing your social following, and more.The goal: To light a fire under your biscuits to bet big on yourself and not give two shits what anyone else thinks.---RESOURCES & REFERENCESGram Accelerator Course (HUSTLERS saves 20%)Side Hustler’s Coaching WaitlistCONNECT WITH STEVENWebsiteInstagramTwitterTikTok----GET A GLOBAL PODCAST SHOUTOUTBecome a future Listener of the Week by Subscribing and leaving a Rating & Review on Apple Podcasts/iTunes here.FREE TOOLKIT TO SIDE HUSTLE FREEDOM6 FREE resources to help you grow an audience and build a profitable creative side hustle outside your day job. Download here.FINANCIALLY SUPPORT THE SHOW ON PATREONWith as little as your weekly cup of coffee, you can support the growth of this show by backing us on Patreon.JOIN THE PRIVATE FACEBOOK COMMUNITY FOR CREATORSJoin a like-minded FREE global community of kickass creators and take your side hustle to the next level. Your family is waiting.PURCHASE THE SIDE HUSTLER’S HANDBOOK PDF COURSEThe proven framework that’ll help you gain clarity, confidence, and a mental edge to unlock your biggest side hustling breakthrough. Purchase here.BEST DEALS ON THE BEST DESIGN RESOURCES (Affiliates)Engaged Community Guide - A FREE guide for growing an audience around you and your work. Download here.Happy Money Course - Generate passive income by transforming your artistic passion into a digital product. Enroll here.The Lettering Pricing Handbook - A handbook and video series helping letterers get paid their worth. Purchase here.Lauren Hom’s Classes - Use PERSPECTIVE10 for 10% OFF Lauren’s premium classes. Shop here.Design Cuts - Download your FREE Ever-Expanding design resources bundle pack. Download here.LISTEN ON YOUR FAVORITE PODCASTING APPApple PodcastsSpotifyGoogle PodcastsOvercastYouTubeCONNECT WITH MEInstagramPodcast InstagramYouTubeTwitterTikTokPinterestCREDITSMusic  -  BlookahPodcast Editor  -  Aine BrennanExecutive Assistant  -  Paige GarlandPhoto & Video Specialist  -  Colton BacharSocial Media Coordinator  -  Hannah SchickAnimation Specialist  -  Greg D'Amico
BEST HITS | 122: Joshua Noom on Letting Your Work Speak for Itself
24-11-2021
BEST HITS | 122: Joshua Noom on Letting Your Work Speak for Itself
BEST HITS | 122: Joshua Noom on Letting Your Work Speak for Itself---FULL SHOWNOTESTo view the full episode show notes, visit:   We’re back with another BEST HITS special for you today as we dig into the archives to replay a listener fave you maybe haven’t heard yet!Today, I’m resharing episode 122 featuring my design and illustration homie, Joshua Noom.He has a killer story of taking his education into his own hands and exploding his creative career.Taking his career by the horns led to him becoming a highly sought-after designer/illustrator working with a list of his dream clients.This episode is going to give you permission to do things your own way and embrace your story and unique style.---RESOURCES & REFERENCESOriginal ShownotesFREE Side Hustle ToolkitJoin Coaching Program WaitlistCONNECT WITH JOSHUAInstagramWebsiteBehanceDribbbleTwitter---GET A GLOBAL PODCAST SHOUTOUTBecome a future Listener of the Week by Subscribing and leaving a Rating & Review on Apple Podcasts/iTunes here.FREE TOOLKIT TO SIDE HUSTLE FREEDOM6 FREE resources to help you grow an audience and build a profitable creative side hustle outside your day job. Download here.FINANCIALLY SUPPORT THE SHOW ON PATREONWith as little as your weekly cup of coffee, you can support the growth of this show by backing us on Patreon.JOIN THE PRIVATE FACEBOOK COMMUNITY FOR CREATORSJoin a like-minded FREE global community of kickass creators and take your side hustle to the next level. Your family is waiting.PURCHASE THE SIDE HUSTLER’S HANDBOOK PDF COURSEThe proven framework that’ll help you gain clarity, confidence, and a mental edge to unlock your biggest side hustling breakthrough. Purchase here.BEST DEALS ON THE BEST DESIGN RESOURCES (Affiliates)Engaged Community Guide - A FREE guide for growing an audience around you and your work. Download here.Happy Money Course - Generate passive income by transforming your artistic passion into a digital product. Enroll here.The Lettering Pricing Handbook - A handbook and video series helping letterers get paid their worth. Purchase here.Lauren Hom’s Classes - Use PERSPECTIVE10 for 10% OFF Lauren’s premium classes. Shop here.Design Cuts - Download your FREE Ever-Expanding design resources bundle pack. Download here.LISTEN ON YOUR FAVORITE PODCASTING APPApple PodcastsSpotifyGoogle PodcastsOvercastYouTubeCONNECT WITH MEInstagramPodcast InstagramYouTubeTwitterTikTokPinterestCREDITSMusic  -  BlookahPodcast Editor  -  Aine BrennanExecutive Assistant  -  Paige GarlandPhoto & Video Specialist  -  Colton BacharSocial Media Coordinator  -  Hannah SchickAnimation Specialist  -  Greg D'Amico
Pt. 2 - How to Bet Big On Yourself (Fall 2021 Student Spotlight Special)
17-11-2021
Pt. 2 - How to Bet Big On Yourself (Fall 2021 Student Spotlight Special)
Leverage Your Day Job to Fuel Your Dream JobWe’re picking back up where we left off with Part 2 of the Side Hustler’s Student Spotlight Special featuring my current Fall 2021 students.(Go back and listen to Part 1 - Episode 236 first to follow the flow of the conversation!)The Side Hustler’s Coaching Program is an intense 12-week boot camp where 8–10 creatives like yourself master the art:- Betting big on yourself and your creative pursuits.- Leveraging your day job to fuel your dream job.- Getting out of your own way and navigating life’s curveballs.The Fall 2021 students you’re going to love fall into 2 Groups…Last week, part 1, featured Group 1:Brayan Montes, CO – @yamz.worldDrew Ordway, CO – @impossiblyawesomedesignJeremy Piske, WA – @jerapisdesignGreg Jackson, TX – @anthemdsgncoThis week, part 2, features Group 2:Greg Martin, UK – @twentypegsVincent Alindogan, CA – @paperballcreativeMeghana Bowen, DC – @butteryellowcreativeLucy Manning, NC – @lucyman.drawsThis is a major commitment in terms of your time, energy, and yes, money...but the growth and mindset shift within your creative pursuits during the 12 weeks speaks for itself.If you’re stuck in your own way and want to bet big on yourself, then you’re going to find a lot of gold in this 2-part series.Wanna be a part of a future Fall or Spring program? Then join the A-List Waitlist at SideHustlersCoaching.com to get first dibs for an upcoming program.---RESOURCES & REFERENCESEp. 236: Part 1 Student SpecialSide Hustler’s Coaching Waitlist---GET A GLOBAL PODCAST SHOUTOUTBecome a future Listener of the Week by Subscribing and leaving a Rating & Review on Apple Podcasts/iTunes here.FREE TOOLKIT TO SIDE HUSTLE FREEDOM6 FREE resources to help you grow an audience and build a profitable creative side hustle outside your day job. Download here.FINANCIALLY SUPPORT THE SHOW ON PATREONWith as little as your weekly cup of coffee, you can support the growth of this show by backing us on Patreon.JOIN THE PRIVATE FACEBOOK COMMUNITY FOR CREATORSJoin a like-minded FREE global community of kickass creators and take your side hustle to the next level. Your family is waiting.PURCHASE THE SIDE HUSTLER’S HANDBOOK PDF COURSEThe proven framework that’ll help you gain clarity, confidence, and a mental edge to unlock your biggest side hustling breakthrough. Purchase here.BEST DEALS ON THE BEST DESIGN RESOURCES (Affiliates)Engaged Community Guide - A FREE guide for growing an audience around you and your work. Download here.Happy Money Course - Generate passive income by transforming your artistic passion into a digital product. Enroll here.The Lettering Pricing Handbook - A handbook and video series helping letterers get paid their worth. Purchase here.Lauren Hom’s Classes - Use PERSPECTIVE10 for 10% OFF Lauren’s premium classes. Shop here.Design Cuts - Download your FREE Ever-Expanding design resources bundle pack. Download here.LISTEN ON YOUR FAVORITE PODCASTING APPApple PodcastsSpotifyGoogle PodcastsOvercastYouTubeCONNECT WITH MEInstagramPodcast InstagramYouTubeTwitterTikTokPinterestCREDITSMusic  -  BlookahPodcast Editor  -  Aine BrennanExecutive Assistant  -  Paige GarlandPhoto & Video Specialist  -  Colton BacharSocial Media Coordinator  -  Hannah SchickAnimation Specialist  -  Greg D'Amico
Pt. 1 - How to Bet Big On Yourself (Fall 2021 Student Spotlight Special)
10-11-2021
Pt. 1 - How to Bet Big On Yourself (Fall 2021 Student Spotlight Special)
To view the full episode show notes, visit:  Leverage Your Day Job to Fuel Your Dream JobWe’re back for round 5 of a 2-Part Student Spotlight Special featuring my current Fall 2021 students.The Side Hustler’s Coaching Program is an intense 12-week boot camp where 8–10 creatives like yourself master the art:Betting big on yourself and your creative pursuits.Leveraging your day job to fuel your dream job.Getting out of your own way and navigating life’s curveballs.The Fall 2021 students you’re going to love fall into 2 Groups…Today features Group 1:Brayan Montes, CO – @yamz.worldDrew Ordway, CO – @impossiblyawesomedesignJeremy Piske, WA – @jerapisdesignGreg Jackson, TX – @anthemdsgncoPart 2, next week features Group 2:Greg Martin, UK – @twentypegsVincent Alindogan, CA – @paperballcreativeMeghana Bowen, DC – @butteryellowcreativeLucy Manning, NC – @lucyman.drawsThis is a major commitment in terms of your time, energy, and yes, money...but the growth and mindset shift within your creative pursuits during 12 weeks speaks for itself.If you’re stuck in your own way and want to bet big on yourself too, you’re going to find a lot of gold in this 2-part series.Wanna be a part of a future Fall or Spring program? Then join the A-List Waitlist at  SideHustlersCoaching.com to get first dibs for an upcoming program.    ---RESOURCES & REFERENCESEp. 237: Part 2 Student Special Ep. 221: Loomier on Art LicensingEp 218: LittlePatterns on Pricing Your WorkSide Hustler’s Coaching Waitlist ---GET A GLOBAL PODCAST SHOUTOUTBecome a future Listener of the Week by Subscribing and leaving a Rating & Review on Apple Podcasts/iTunes here.FREE TOOLKIT TO SIDE HUSTLE FREEDOM6 FREE resources to help you grow an audience and build a profitable creative side hustle outside your day job. Download here.FINANCIALLY SUPPORT THE SHOW ON PATREONWith as little as your weekly cup of coffee, you can support the growth of this show by backing us on Patreon.JOIN THE PRIVATE FACEBOOK COMMUNITY FOR CREATORSJoin a like-minded FREE global community of kickass creators and take your side hustle to the next level. Your family is waiting.PURCHASE THE SIDE HUSTLER’S HANDBOOK PDF COURSEThe proven framework that’ll help you gain clarity, confidence, and a mental edge to unlock your biggest side hustling breakthrough. Purchase here.BEST DEALS ON THE BEST DESIGN RESOURCES (Affiliates)Engaged Community Guide - A FREE guide for growing an audience around you and your work. Download here.Happy Money Course - Generate passive income by transforming your artistic passion into a digital product. Enroll here.The Lettering Pricing Handbook - A handbook and video series helping letterers get paid their worth. Purchase here.Lauren Hom’s Classes - Use PERSPECTIVE10 for 10% OFF Lauren’s premium classes. Shop here.Design Cuts - Download your FREE Ever-Expanding design resources bundle pack. Download here.LISTEN ON YOUR FAVORITE PODCASTING APPApple PodcastsSpotifyGoogle PodcastsOvercastYouTubeCONNECT WITH MEInstagramPodcast InstagramYouTubeTwitterTikTokPinterestCREDITSMusic  -  BlookahPodcast Editor  -  Aine BrennanExecutive Assistant  -  Paige GarlandPhoto & Video Specialist  -  Colton BacharSocial Media Coordinator  -  Hannah SchickAnimation Specialist  -  Greg D'Amico
Finding Success & Community as an NFT Artist with Justin Mezzell of Grim Syndicate
03-11-2021
Finding Success & Community as an NFT Artist with Justin Mezzell of Grim Syndicate
Finding Success + Community as an NFT ArtistLooking for your next big creative opportunity?Betting on yourself, your creativity, and your future is scary AF.You have to dive into the unknown without knowing the end outcome: that’s where opportunities and community live.That’s the story of today’s guest—Justin Mezzell—a modern-day savant in the realms of illustration, digital art, UI/UX design, and copywriting.He’s also one of the ring leaders and the artist behind the rapidly growing Grim Syndicate NFT community.But it’s Justin’s story, perspective, empathy, humor, and drive that you’re going to love today. He’s carved out his own lane to success all outside of a full-time day job and being a family man to a wickedly supportive wife and 3 kiddos.In this episode, we talk shop on opportunities for creators in the NFT space, community building, experimenting, crypto, and all-out focus for a season.My goal with this episode is to show you how trusting the process and rooting your work in play will lead to your big break one day if you stick with it.---RESOURCES & REFERENCESEp. 74: Justin & RogieGrim Syndicate WebsiteGrim Syndicate DiscordGrim Syndicate TwitterBuy GrimsHow Rare is GrimsSide Hustler’s Coaching WaitlistCONNECT WITH JUSTINInstagramTwitter----GET A GLOBAL PODCAST SHOUTOUTBecome a future Listener of the Week by Subscribing and leaving a Rating & Review on Apple Podcasts/iTunes here.FREE TOOLKIT TO SIDE HUSTLE FREEDOM6 FREE resources to help you grow an audience and build a profitable creative side hustle outside your day job. Download here.FINANCIALLY SUPPORT THE SHOW ON PATREONWith as little as your weekly cup of coffee, you can support the growth of this show by backing us on Patreon.JOIN THE PRIVATE FACEBOOK COMMUNITY FOR CREATORSJoin a like-minded FREE global community of kickass creators and take your side hustle to the next level. Your family is waiting.PURCHASE THE SIDE HUSTLER’S HANDBOOK PDF COURSEThe proven framework that’ll help you gain clarity, confidence, and a mental edge to unlock your biggest side hustling breakthrough. Purchase here.BEST DEALS ON THE BEST DESIGN RESOURCES (Affiliates)Engaged Community Guide - A FREE guide for growing an audience around you and your work. Download here.Happy Money Course - Generate passive income by transforming your artistic passion into a digital product. Enroll here.The Lettering Pricing Handbook - A handbook and video series helping letterers get paid their worth. Purchase here.Lauren Hom’s Classes - Use PERSPECTIVE10 for 10% OFF Lauren’s premium classes. Shop here.Design Cuts - Download your FREE Ever-Expanding design resources bundle pack. Download here.LISTEN ON YOUR FAVORITE PODCASTING APPApple PodcastsSpotifyGoogle PodcastsOvercastYouTubeCONNECT WITH MEInstagramPodcast InstagramYouTubeTwitterTikTokPinterestCREDITSMusic  -  BlookahPodcast Editor  -  Aine BrennanExecutive Assistant  -  Paige GarlandPhoto & Video Specialist  -  Colton BacharSocial Media Coordinator  -  Hannah SchickAnimation Specialist  -  Greg D'Amico