August 11, 2015

[Ep. 13] How to Start an Online Side Hustle with Sarah Peterson

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Many of you personal finance blog readers may already know Sarah Peterson from when she ran When Life Gives You Lemons Add Vodka, or maybe you read her current personal finance blog Suburban Finance. Or maybe you know her from her new project This girl even has her own podcast!

She’s everywhere!

I’ve known Sarah for a number of years. I actually met her at the same time I met Liquid Independence almost four years ago. I don’t know if I’ve ever told this story on the blog before, but around that time and Sarah and a few other personal finance bloggers in Vancouver decided to meet up in person for the very first time.

We coordinated everything over email and I just prayed to God that at least one of them would be normal. It’s hard to tell how a person really is just by their online persona, and meeting people off the Internet is still kind of sketchy. Luckily everyone was normal, well as normal as personal finance bloggers can be, and I’ve kept in touch with Sarah ever since.

When I first met her I believe she was just graduating from post-secondary and was about to start her first full-time gig in HR. Well, a lot has happened in Sarah’s career since then because she’s now a full-time freelancer, business coach, and online marketing maven! In this episode, I pick her brain about her new life as a solopreneur and what she does to make all of her money online.

Whenever I come across someone who has quit their full-time job to start their own business, I’m always in awe of them. In awe because I think it’s super courageous to work for yourself, and also because I find it a bit crazy. But Sarah knows her stuff, and even after we finished recording I continued to pick her brain even more over sushi. Don’t worry, I paid (it was the least I could do!).

Thanks so much, Sarah for being on the show, and man do I have a lot of ideas for online products now!

Blog Posts Sarah Mentioned

And Lastly, Some Motivation to Just Do It!

Do you make money online, or have you ever considered it?

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