EP240: Positioning Yourself for a Strong Side Hustle With Jeff Gargas

Positioning Yourself for a Strong Side Hustle With Jeff Gargas


Success is different for everybody. Your side hustle can be different so don't compare yourself to other people just because they're making millions of dollars. It didn't happen overnight. Guarantee it. And everything takes time. Celebrate those wins, and I think that's the gist of everything.

In this episode, we’re joined by Jeff Gargas, who shares insights on positioning yourself for a strong side hustle. Starting a side hustle requires dedication and obsession, but the rewards are worth it. Many struggle to know when to transition from side hustle to full-time gig, and it’s a unique journey for each individual.

About the Guest:

Jeff Gargas is the COO and Co-founder of the Teach Better Team (Creators of www.teachbetter.com, The Grid Method, and Teach Further) and co-author of the book, “Teach Better.” He works with educators to increase student engagement and improve student success. He also offers 1-on-1 coaching for teachers who have a product or idea they want to share with others to better education.
Prior to co-founding Teach Better, Jeff was the owner of ENI Multimedia, an online marketing firm, where he worked with entrepreneurs and small businesses, assisting them with web design, social media, content marketing, and brand awareness.
Prior to all of this, Jeff was an adjunctive professor at Kent State University and spent 10+ years in the music industry. He has spoken at conferences around the country, and has successfully promoted more than 500 events and launched 7 businesses in a variety of industries.

Key points discussed:

→ Jeff highlights the importance of finding your “sweet spot,” combining your passion and skills to help others.
→ Identifying your target audience and their pain points is crucial.
→ Content creation is key, encompassing podcasts, blog posts, videos, and more.
→ Building an email list is emphasized because it’s something you own and control.
→ Nurturing your email list by providing value is essential to eventually convert subscribers into customers.
→ The conversion doesn’t always mean monetary gain; it can also mean building a community of passionate supporters.
→ Even if your side hustle doesn’t directly relate to your career, it can provide stress relief and creative outlets.
→ Your side hustle can make you a better professional and enhance your overall quality of life.

Connecting with Jeff:

Jeff can be found at teachbetter.com.
Social media handles: Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/jefftf) and @_JeffGargas (Instagram).
Reach out via email at Jeff@teachbetter.com.
He offers one-on-one coaching and is happy to connect for brainstorming and guidance.
He believes in supporting people in their pursuit of happiness and fulfillment through their side hustles.
Free resources to check out: https://teachbetter.com/free-resources/

Positioning Yourself for a Strong Side Hustle With Jeff Gargas

Success varies for each person, and it’s essential not to compare your journey to others. Celebrate your wins and remember that everything takes time. Your side hustle can be a unique path to fulfillment and happiness.


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