Side Hustle

Side Hustle

Welcome to the Side Hustle podcast with Luke Farrugia & Omar Asadi. Join us as we explore what it takes to run a side hustle with talented individuals from different backgrounds and experiences. We will discuss things like; taking the plunge, personal challenges and the balancing act of maintaining a day job while side hustling to make the dream a reality. Follow the Side Hustle Podcast on Instagram (@side_hustle_podcast)

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June 23, 2020 61 min

Music has not been Jordan’s side hustle; it’s been his dream for the last decade. Moving to Australia from Canada, he had to start a new life while keeping his dream alive. Balancing his day job while remaining creative to pursue his craft has its challenges, but that hasn’t stopped Jordan from putting those hours in the studio, where he has been exploring, refining and developing his sound. Propelling him to achieve some significa...

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Music genre doesn’t matter when your goal is to make people move and feel good. That was Jordan’s goal when he got into music before he honed in on his skills as a writer, producer and a performer. 

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June 8, 2020 53 min

When Tony walks into a room, and you can't help but notice his energy, he's always on the go and makes you curious as to what his next move might be. Music has been his all-time passion, and he made himself some money while DJing house parties during his high school years, getting a taste of the side hustlers lifestyle. Now, Tony is a mortgage broker by day, and by night he has taken control of his passion and is delivering...

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Describing Tony Walsh as a highly energetic person is an understatement, a side hustler since his young teen years and he’s not stopping anytime soon. As long as it has something to with music, he’s all in.

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We chat to someone who has two arbitrary gigs running simultaneously, web development and coffee. Listen in as we uncover how Eddy balances his coffee-based side hustle with his full-time gig as a web developer. Random mix, we know, but through this combination, we gain an insight into how Eddy has taken elements of his family business and has implemented them into his business philosophy and ambition.

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Listen in as we uncover how Eddy balances his coffee-based side hustle with his fulltime gig as a web developer. Random mix, we know, but through this combination, we gain an insight into how Eddy has taken elements of his family business and has implemented them into his business philosophy.

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Carly’s humble and boisterous energy is infectious, she walked into the studio and instantly put a smile on our faces, and we think this has been a critical ingredient for her success to date. She has selflessly built a business that revolves around the health and wellbeing of others; this derives from her passion for nutrition and diet. She made all this happen while waiting tables in the evenings, and during the day, she went aro...

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We had the pleasure of hosting Carly Hughes, someone who has  taken the plunge and transitioned her side hustle into a full time gig. From waiting tables to running successful dietitian practice.

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April 15, 2020 68 min

On this episode, we decided to chat about how we’ve been handling the isolation due to COVID-19 and its implications on our 9-5’s, side hustles, mental health and family.

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April 6, 2020 64 min

Joe had always planned to create something he can call his own, from a very young age, he watched his grandparents create a life for themselves in a foreign country and all the struggles they endured. He has used those memories to fuel his ambitions and work on his craft and passion, which led him to Search Engine Optimisation (SEO). Something that Joe fell into and quickly recognised the potential effect it had on businesses, and ...

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To say that Joe is a product of his environment and upbringing is an understatement. His hunger to create, build and sustain to provide for his loved ones has been embedded within him from a very young age. Joe is the epitome of someone honing in on his life and professional skills to create a lane of his own.

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March 22, 2020 57 min

Sam depicts a particular type of vulnerability and energy that demands attention and his voice to be heard. Match that with his laser-sharp focus on improving his craft, and you have a recipe for success. Sam’s side hustle allows him to express his creativity in a boundaryless non-obligatory way that is not dependent on others. This lets him truly evolve as an artist as he pursues his dream of becoming a full-time artist.

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We chat to Sam Conaglen, a true artist in every sense of the word. A social introvert that takes his art very seriously. Sam runs a streetwear clothing store in the day time and after hours he’s creating and crafting for his love for pop culture art.

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March 9, 2020 85 min

We had the pleasure of chatting to the tenacious and forever curious Johanna Leitch. Co-founding an experimental lab to seek and gather insights about human beings, their nature and spaces they congregate in. Jo and her team built an environment using atmosphere design to blur the boundaries between personal and public spaces in the pursuit to combat loneliness. Jo’s passion for human-centred design and solving social problems is u...

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We chat to Johanna Leitch, between dealing with British royals and organising events for them. Jo co-founded and runs an experimental design lab focused on creating sensory experiences with the aim of gathering insights into behaviour psychology and engagement.

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February 23, 2020 85 min

Sam Parry is the epitome of a quiet achiever, it could be down to his humble beginnings of Christchurch New Zealand, however, we think his ambitious nature of not having to prove himself to anyone is the reason. Sam learnt a valuable lesson at a very young age, which has allowed him to develop a consistent method of removing blockers in his life. He does this by dissecting each challenge that he’s faced with and getting to the core...

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We chat to Sam Parry, a real side hustler, running two side hustles simultaneously while freelancing. Here’s a snippet of what’s to come, mostly Omar losing his sh*t about Sam’s approach to problem-solving.

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December 18, 2019 58 min

Following on from part 1, in this episode, we continue to learn about Graces journey. From seeking and saving to finding a worthy cause, Grace and her brother are following through with a passionate side hustle that serves the community while also offers a valuable service.

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December 10, 2019 61 min

On this two-part episode, we chat to Grace Tai, someone who can walk into a room and instantly put a smile on your face. Grace's infectious and bubbly personality has played a big part in her mission to deliver an offering to those in need. She has managed to blend her passion for gardening and technology to benefit women who are homeless, on top of that, whatever spare time she has, is used to volunteer at soup kitchens and tr...

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November 26, 2019 67 min

On this episode, we had the pleasure of chatting to Yuan Wang. Throughout Yuan's life, he has pushed against the grain and has refused to follow in the footsteps his family intended for him; instead, he followed his gut. He kept pursuing creativity, art and photography. His talent to spot an opportunity has shaped him as a person and a successful entrepreneur. Today, he runs a design agency called @yumpdigital and co-runs a...

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