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With more and more Americans feeling less security in traditional employment, setting up a side hustle—or recommitting to one you’ve already started—can create a path to greater financial security, additional autonomy and choice, and ultimately more time for what matters most. The biggest roadblock most people face, say side hustle experts Carrie Bohlig and Craig Clickner, is getting hung up on needing a “passion” or having an original big “idea”—both of which are unnecessary!

Part adventure guide, part practical blueprint, So You Want to Start a Side Hustle offers the successful couple’s best advice on how to get yourself beyond the WHAT—your idea or product—and move to the next level to generate lasting success—and revenue. You’ll learn how to create a strong foundation for your side hustle utilizing concepts such as Lifeset, Progressive Passive Income, Life Vision and learning how to properly evaluate business systems.  

From the bigger picture life planning to the finer strategic details, So You Want to Start a Side Hustle helps you lay the foundation you’ll need to succeed, so you can not only make extra income but truly improve your quality of life. 


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“First time authors Bohlig and Clickner know what it’s like to juggle multiple jobs. They spent their twenties and thirties balancing full-time careers, real estate investments, and sales opportunities. Perhaps that’s why So You Want to Start a Side Hustle comes across as so authentic.

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This book is more relevant for burgeoning entrepreneurs with a regular 9-5 who need a stable income while plotting their escape, rather than someone who simply wants a secondary income. Bohlig and Clickner approach this book with an optimistic practicality. In chapter 4 (“The WHAT: Choosing the Right Side Hustle for You”), they’re upfront that a side hustle doesn’t need to be your life’s passion. Their suggestions for managing overspending in chapter 5 (“Establishing a Solid Lifeset”) include an explanation of vehicle financing so straightforward that it should be required reading for every high school student. By encouraging readers to honestly assess their values, strengths and weaknesses, Bohlig and Clickner provide a road map to getting a side hustle off the ground.”

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–Sarah Steers, Booklist, Advanced Review

“So You Want to Start a Side Hustle is a must-read for anyone looking to transform their side hustle into a full-blown operation and upgrade their life. If I had this book when I started my entrepreneurial journey, I would have avoided years of failures and financial struggles. From how to start, to how to grow your business the right way, this book breaks it down perfectly.”

—WILTON ROGERS, founder & CEO of Scaling Through Automation (STG) Group

 “This is the book I wish I had when I decided to reinvent myself and start my own side hustle. I spent my entire professional career in higher education. I never thought about some of the important questions raised in Carrie and Craig’s book around subjects such as; finding your Who; designing a Life Vision; Just understanding the magnitude of these two topics alone, and how to approach them, can fundamentally change a person’s life.

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The breadth and depth covered in this book will help you understand what’s necessary when starting and profiting from a side hustle, including those who already have a business but want to take it to the next level. Reading the book feels like having two mentors working with you, side by side, with specific steps and guidelines to ensure your success.

In a nutshell, I cannot recommend this book enough. Get a copy now.

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-DR. AI ADDYSON-ZHANG, professor turned entrepreneur, CEO of, and author of Skip the Tuition, Save the Money

“The foundation of your success or failure starts with who you align yourself with (or learn from).

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Craig and Carrie have again and again shown incredible results in helping others grow their businesses and change their lives. So You Want to Start a Side Hustle provides a follow-along guide for your financial life and autonomy. You now have the opportunity to learn from the best; it’s just up to you to implement.”

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-DAN SPRANSY, owner of Realty Executives Cooper Spransy and founder of

“Not all authors have truly lived out their own advice, but Carrie and Craig are exceptionally different.

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They have done the hard work and leave no stone unturned with an approach that is personal, relatable, and better yet . . . attainable! Diversifying your income is a must in today’s world, and while no one said it would be easy, it does get easier when you have a couple like Carrie and Craig as your guides! If applied right, So You Want to Build a Side Hustle has the power to revolutionize your life!”

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-TONY & FRANCES PAPPALARDO, authors of Customize Your Life, co-owners of Customize Your Life Brand, and nonprofit founders of

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