I haven’t seen much on personal finance blogs about this topic, but in the ultimate side hustle story a New York woman quit her job during the Super bowl in front of 100 million people. If you haven’t seen the commercial sponsored by GoDaddy, here it is:
Gwen Dean was selected out of over 100 candidates who intended to quit their job to pursue their dreams of owning their own business. Dean told her boss Ted during the super bowl ad “I quit.” After the commercial aired she officially e-mail Ted her resignation. Ted was a good sport about it. Texting Dean back "You’ve got to be kidding. Wow. Great commercial.” Dean now the owner of PuppetsByGwen has been making puppets since 2008, but for the past 18 years she has worked as an operation engineer. She decide to quit pursue puppet making full time with the help of a GoDaddy web site. Here’s more about Gwen:
Side Hustle 101Gwen followed the basic rules of the side hustle, follow a passion, build it in your spare time, continuing to work your 9 to 5, and have an online presences. It didn’t hurt that GoDaddy selected her to be part of the biggest television event of the year and the large amount of press opportunities that followed.
Do you have a side hustle? Is you side hustle strong enough to quit you day job?