Welcome to Hustling Hotties. My name is Janelle, and I love to a side hustle. Before I was a Hustling Hottie, I was working for corporate America.
In 2009, I started working for a bank in customer service, and I was so excited. I was 21 and had just started my first corporate job. I had my insurance, a retirement plan, and I was on salary plus commission. Granted, it wasn’t a huge salary, but it was regular money. For a young woman with no kids, I could live like a fat rat.
The first year went great until I realized that I was highly stressed trying to meet my sales quota. I became so stressed that I was having intense chest pains, my hair was falling out, and I had my menstrual cycle for three months straight. It was at that time that I decided to go on medical leave. It was just not my story at this company, but this was the environment. At least once a week, the ambulance came to take someone to the hospital for various reasons.
It was on this medical leave that I decided that I had to leave the company. I was so tired of feeling sick, and if I was sincere, I was depressed. All of my company morale was out of the window, and my bed was my favorite place to be. I needed freedom! For such a long time, I’d thought to have a regular job has going to be the solution to all of my problems. But after working at the bank, I knew that a job was not for me. I knew I’d destined for more, but I wasn’t sure what.
I was already tutoring part-time and decided to nanny part-time as well. The tutoring was going great because it was in short sessions 2 to 4 hours, but the nannying felt like a job again to me. The pay was less than tutoring, and I worked 8 to 12 hour days. So decided to pick up more tutoring sessions. By the time I quit my job at the bank, I was tutoring 35 hours a week and making more money than I did full working time at the bank.
Those tutoring clients loved me so much that they began to refer me to other clients, and within a year, I was working 60 to 80 hour weeks and feeling overwhelmed. Tutoring was feeling like the bank, and I was not happy again. At this time, it struck me that what I needed to do was to hire tutors to help me. I started with two and ended up with ten tutors who went all over Atlanta homeschooling and tutoring students. It was my first (of many) sides hustles that I turned into a business. I didn’t have to tutor anymore. I stayed home and booked clients for my tutors. I loved what I did; it was great. I was making money, and I didn’t have to leave my house.
Today I still have a couple of tutors that work for me, but I have taken on many other side hustles that have become quite profitable for me. I no longer have to leave my home unless I want to. I travel the world where and when I want to. I have freedom!
I want to offer you the same freedom that I have today. Read my ebook side hustle 101. It gives you the basics needed to start your side hustle and get the freedom that you desire. Then schedule a call with me, and let’s discuss how I can help you gain complete access to this lifestyle.