By Nick Loper What’s the story of your first job-free income? To celebrate the 4-year anniversary of The Side Hustle Show, I asked the Side Hustle Nation community to join me in creating a really fun episode. I asked people to tell me how they first started making money on the side, and got 25 different voicemails! In this episode, you’ll hear first-hand the steps your fellow listeners took to put themselves back in the driver seat of their own financial well-being. And no matter how you shake it, that first sale is a powerful one. Subscribe to The Side Hustle Show on iTunes! Subscribe to The Side Hustle Show on Android! Subscribe to The Side Hustle Show via RSS! Or use the player app above to listen right in your browser. Sponsor: DesignCrowd.com – Save up to $100 on your next design project! Participants: Rich Jones – (1:55) – Career consulting. Julie Morgenlender – (4:22) – Job search consultant. Matt Tran – (6:55) – YouTube channel (Engineered Truth). Shane Labs – (7:37) – Built and sold a joke website, which led to freelance work. Dr. Caitlin Faas – (9:25) – Freelancing on Upwork. Michael Alder – (11:37) – Carpet re-selling and installation. Elle Martinez – (13:18) – Freelance SEO writing. Stefanie O’Connell – (14:00) – Babysitting, hosting; now freelance writing and brand representation. Christi Johnson – (16:45) – Freelance copywriting. Ozeal Debastos – (18:17) – Selling break-dancing tapes on VHS. Tyler Basu – (20:20) – A book on sales published on Amazon. Dennis Smith – (21:55) – A book on how to use social media; now teaching courses on Udemy. Julia Tunstall – (24:03) – Rental real estate; now a website for bartenders and cocktail enthusiasts. Jalpan Dave – (25:28) – Stock market investing w/ options. Tracey Minutolo – (26:37) – Virtual assistant for podcasters; now a side hustle coach. Yann Ilunga – (27:48) – Freelance writing and web design. Kim Anderson – (29:55) – Sock monkeys, used educational electronics, and “boho” dresses on consignment. Sally Miller – (31:08) – Kids consignment event business; now self-publishing books and courses. Mike Riscica – (32:25) – Blogging and affiliate marketing. “If you can make $200, you can make $2000.” Priest Willis, Sr. – (34:07) -Affiliate marketing, dropshipping, and freelance web development. Aja McClanahan – (36:13) – Kool-Aid stand, database consulting, and blogging. Danielle Isbell – (37:48) – Photography; now digital marketing while traveling the world. Morgan Gist MacDonald – (39:23) – Freelance editing. Andy McCabe – (42:49) – Ebook and course sales in the insurance restoration niche. Scott Carlson – (44:33) – Building computers and selling them on ebay. Links: How I Made My First Sale in 6 Different Businesses Buy Buttons AWAI SmartPassiveIncome.com Be Your Social (Dennis Smith) Udemy Live Make Money on Airbnb (Sally Miller) Make Money as a Freelance Writer (Sally Miller) Your Turn How would YOU answer? Be sure to leave a comment below. Did you like this episode? It was my first attempt at a round-up style episode so definitely curious to hear your thoughts.