I said in a post on December 31, 2016 that I didn’t know where YYJWorks was heading in 2017. But now, a week later, I think I have more of an idea. I’m a huge fan of podcasts (okay, maybe actually I have a serious podcast addiction problem) and was excited when I heard about a new suite of podcasts coming from Panoply through a mini-episode of the Happier podcast from Gretchen Rubin (and her sister Elizabeth Craft). Although the ‘Radical Candor’ podcast sounds interesting the one that really piqued my interest was ‘Side Hustle School‘ from the down-to-earth but simultaneously inspiring Chris Guillebeau.
The appearance of this new daily (yes, DAILY – that’s a high bar to set and although the episodes are short – typically 6-10 minutes – that’s still a ton of work) podcast has confirmed for me that 2017 should be the year that I turn YYJWorks.com from a helpful resource for job seekers into one that helps me too – in terms of my bottom line. For those of you that don’t know (and why would you know!) I don’t make any money from this site (if you’d like to leave a bit of cash use the donation button off to the right). I’ve done it week in and week out since May 2011. Granted I don’t spend anywhere near as much time on it now as I did when I first launched it but still it does take effort.
Although Guillebeau’s new podcast has so far talked about fresh ventures I’m hoping that there might be some advice about how to take something from an existing (incomeless) hustle to one that makes a little bit of money. I know that there are people out there using the site and I think many would miss it if it was gone. I hope that I can design it so that a basic free service continues but that there are added value ‘products’ for sale.