WHO IS IT?
May Najafabadi an entrepreneur, wife, and mother.
WHAT IS THEIR SIDE HUSTLE?
May has done a lot of different things in the online space. For many years her and her husband ran eBay and Amazon stores as their sole income source. Various challenges kept them on the look out for the next opportunity. One day, May noticed that there were several vendors at her school offering “after school enrichment classes” to the students once the bell for dismissal rang. She began doing this as a side hustle to supplement her Amazon business. The best part about this business is that she only has to work 1-hour per day!
WHY SHOULD I LISTEN?
May shares some of the challenges of being an entrepreneur and how the competition on Amazon kept her with an eye on the next thing. I think this is something that a lot of people don’t consider when they think of starting an online business – or in this case, an Amazon FBA business. May was pushed out of some of her best products by Amazon themselves! They own the platform and removed her listing – scary. Thankfully she had other products and the entrepreneurial eye to spot a new opportunity. Now this side hustle teaching afterschool classes brings in over $25,000 in an 8-week period hosted at 10 schools and working 1 hour a day at each school!
HOW WILL IT HELP ME?
May is very open about the challenges of her other businesses and highlights the uncertainty of having all your eggs in someone else basket – Amazon in this case. You’ll also get to she how May didn’t just stop trying to grow her side hustle once she was working all 5-days (still just that 1-hour per day), she started to scale. For her this meant hiring other people to host other classes at other schools for her and she would pay them a per hour rate. She didn’t stop there. Once she was in all the schools in her district, she began to apply to do the same in other districts.
WHERE CAN I LEARN MORE ABOUT THEM?
You can check out her website at Creative Kidz Crafts.
WHEN DID IT AIR?
June 13, 2018
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