Finally, the wait is over: our all-new podcast will help your side-hustle thrive

Quitting your day job cold-turkey and starting your own business is way more risk than I think anyone should take. There’s a learning curve to running a business. It takes time, patience, and a lot of hard work.

(PS: don’t want the backstory? Here’s the new podcast.)

So unless you have at least a year’s worth of ramp-up money just sitting around—or a life situation where it doesn’t matter if you don’t have money for a few months—you have to explore other options.

For me, that meant starting a side-business.

Over the last few years, I’ve grown my side-hustle (which happens to be Millo) to a point that it makes more than I do at my desk job.

And now, when anyone comes to me asking help in starting their own business, I ask them what they think of building something on the side while they keep their day job.

It’s a sort of “minimum viable” way of proving to yourself that (a) you have what it takes to start and grow a business and (b) you actually enjoy working for yourself.

After working on my own side-hustle for about 8 years, I’ve learned a ton about what it takes to manage a day job, a growing family, and a side business—not to mention community involvement, church involvement, hobbies, etc.

So late last year I connected with two very talented friends of mine and we started making plans to record and release season one of an all-new Millo podcast.

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It’s called Sidegig.

(Here’s a little intro…)

And it’s a three-person talk show diving deep into what it really takes to run a successful side-business.

Ryan Robinson worked at Creative Live by day when I first met him. Since then he has taken his sidegig full-time doing content marketing for people like Lewis Howes and companies like Linkedin.

Ian Paget is a logo designer who has built a reputation that has allowed him to play a huge role in the international design community. Leveraging a twitter following of over 80,000, Ian receives tons of client requests every week and has now taken his side-business part-time.

And lastly, me. When I was in college, I started this blog (back then it was and I’ve since grown it working only a few hours a day. Last year, it brought it more money than I do at my desk job.

Join us this season as we answer some questions submitted by you.

They include:

  • how do I balance a side-business with everything else I have going on?
  • Should I tell my boss about my side-business?
  • What kinds of business models are good for sidegiggers?
  • And lots more.

Earlier this year, we launched our first podcast, Freelance to Founder which tells the stories of solopreneurs who scaled their businesses to be bigger than themselves.

Sidegig tackles the opposite end of the journey—when you’re just getting started, you don’t know how to start, but you can’t not do something any longer.

All seven episodes of Season 1 will be available one week from today and we really think you’re going to enjoy the show.

To stay up-to-date with Sidegig and never miss an episode, you can subscribe in iTunes or at

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About Preston D Lee

Preston is an entrepreneur, writer, podcaster, and the founder of this blog. You can contact him via twitter at @prestondlee.


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