My advance copy of Chris Guillebeau's new book - Side Hustle.

My advance copy of Chris Guillebeau's new book - Side Hustle.

It’s no secret that I’m a big fan of Chris Guillebeau. I started following his blog The Art of Non-Conformity years ago and have been inspired by his work ever since.

Guillebeau is a New York Times best selling author and today he is releasing his newest book - Side Hustle. I was fortunate enough to receive and review an advance copy of this practical guide on how to transform your skills and drive into a supplementary income source.

As y'all know... I've been hustling for years as a freelance designer.

What excites me most about this book is its practical approach to brainstorming, vetting, executing, and growing a profitable idea, all while holding down a day job. This is the first of Guillebeau’s books that targets this specific demographic. It speaks to the hardest working part of me that loves my teaching gig, but still wants to do more.

One paradigm shift presented early in the book is that “the side hustle is the new job security.” This idea echoes my firmly held entrepreneurial belief that a strong sense of self-efficacy is fostered when you’re able to leverage your talents and follow-through to generate income. 

As a faculty member at Full Sail University I have the privilege of working with eager millennials looking to enter the world of media communications. In essence, this book is the "how-to" they can turn to as they navigate this fast paced and ever-changing industry. It offers another path to security, teaching them how to earn a living, even when no one is hiring.

In short, this book offers a step-by-step, actionable guide for anyone looking to transform ideas into income.