The Hustle Laboratory

The Hustle Laboratory - Experimenting with side hustles

You’ve been browsing Pinterest and Facebook and various blogs for months, and everyone’s telling you there’s thousands of dollars out there, and all you have to do is reach out. They’ve all done it, why can’t you?


I know.

Type “side hustle” into Pinterest and you get a tsunami of carefully designed pins telling you that Swagbucks or Toluna or YouGov or MySurvey will make you the side income you need to buy all your holiday gifts and have enough left over for a second home.

That little voice in your head that says, “Really?”  It’s onto something.

What about the website that says you can earn tens of thousands from Amazon FBA if you just pay $689 for their online course first. Is it about making money from Amazon FBA or is it about making money $689 at a time?

Hard to tell. Lots of people made their fortunes on FBA, but how hard is it really?

How do you find out which of all these side hustle ideas have real potential? How hard they are to put into practice, what the risks are and how much effort it really takes?

I’m going to find out.

Come Visit the Laboratory

Here at the Hustle Lab, I’m going to be putting some of these ideas through their paces.

I volunteer as the guinea pig, and will throw thin slices of what little free time I have left at testing out some of these side hustle ideas.

I’ll be doing this in a metaphorical glass enclosure, so you can view the experiment from a safe place and if it all melts down, you can see it happen in near-real-time. If it makes money, the secrets won’t be hidden behind a paywall.

The subject hereby also volunteers to answer questions, provided they’re polite and the failure not so embarrassing I don’t want to talk about it.

Let me know what you think, let me know what hustles you’d like to see me experiment with, provide moral support as I climb a learning curve. I look forward to hearing from you in the comments.