How I Turned My Side Job Into a Six Figure Career

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    How I Turned My Side Job Into A Six Figure Career

    1. We have purchased all kinds of things from Fiverr – logos, etc. The quality has been good and you can’t beat the price!

    2. I’ve used Fiverr too. Great prices and quick turn around. Continued success Stefanie!

    3. Chonce says:

      Thanks for sharing your inspiring story. I went with Fiverr for my logo as well and I’ve been investing in coaching to help get me on the right track. I’m off to a solid start, but I still have a long way to go.

    4. I have a love/hate relationship with fiverr. On one hand it drives down the value of my particular industry: video post production, on the other hand I have used them myself for motion graphics. But it’s an ever-changing world and I need to learn to embrace it. 🙂 Congrats on all your success Stefanie! You’ve worked very hard for it!

    5. Congrats on your success. I haven’t used Fiverr but I am sure I will at some point.
      Here’s to your continued career growth.

    6. I had heard of Fiverr but have never used it. Great to see so many people recommend it highly. Congrats on all your success! I´ve loved following your journey over the last several months.

    7. Will says:

      It’s cool to hear more about your story. You definitely should feel good about it!

      I’ve learned to handle rejection as well. This quote is kind of over used but there’s a good reason why:

      I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed. – Michael Jordan

    8. What’s the old quote? It’s 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration? That’s pretty much it (plus talent) when it comes to getting a small business going.


    9. You’ve really hustled, Stefanie. From the incredible launch of your book, to writing as frequently as you do, to freelancing, to Fiverr side hustles, and much much more. I’ve been blown away by your enthusiasm and energy. Keep up the great work! -Sam

    10. Michelle says:

      Good job on all of your hard work Stefanie. And I love the not so secret ingredient to your special sauce “Persistence !”

    11. Don Hesh says:

      I’m also selling on Fiverr and just make my first $1,000. Hard work and good communication is the key to Success.

    12. Aliyyah says:

      I agree with the concept of knowing what’s worth outsourcing. I designed my website 100% by myself and it HOURS upon HOURS to get it to look the way I want. I still have a little tweaks to do, but those can wait.

      I considered using Fiverr to design my logo. However, I found that what I wanted would cost way more than $5, more like $30. (The designers charge to give you the editable file along with the final image – which was essential for me. They also charge more depending on when you want the logo sent to you.) So I decided to design mine myself since I am comfortable with Adobe Illustrator. I am very happy with my logo.

      After recent launch, my site is looking good. It’s still in the growing stage and I’ll continue to optimize the site based on feedback.

    13. Great story!

      It’s nice to see a fellow artist turned writer. In school, I really enjoyed drama class. I took it up again in college. Had to take a regular job after graduation but missed it. Performing and entertaining has always been something I like doing. Been trying to incorporate it with video, it’s been fun!

      Yes, Fiverr is a lifesaver! I found out about it through another blogger friend.

      Thanks for sharing your story. I enjoyed the read! 🙂

    14. Outsourcing is key! It’s so hard to know when you need to step back and just pay someone to do something. Now I try to think about if it’s worth my time and energy to try something. If I’ll spend an hour working on something I could pay someone $50 to do, isn’t that time better spent trying to find new gigs or working on articles that are due? Congrats on realizing that early on!

    15. Mariana says:

      Great story, I love the transparency. Sometimes (especially when I first started trying to make money online) I feel like I’m missing some secret ingredient to finding clients and keeping work consistent…then I remember it’s really just persistence at the end of the day.

      Thanks for sharing!

    16. pippa says:

      You are definitely my idol!

    17. This is excellent, Stefanie! Does this mean you’ll be done acting, or will you still be doing some of that as well? Congrats to you on your success!

    18. […] How I Turned My Side Job Into A Career by Stefanie via The Broke and Beautiful Life […]

    19. Job well done, Stef. It’s good to know how it all turned out to your advantage. Nice story by the way.

    20. […] a freelancer often asked for my rates, I’ve struggled to navigate the balance between charging my fair value […]

    21. Thank you for sharing your story Steph. Knowing how others got started is invaluable for those of us at the beginning of this journey.

      It’s interesting that you got the coaching up front. I figured I needed to know a little more to know what I don’t know – if that makes sense – so I could get the most of any program I purchased. Maybe that’s backward thinking? Time to shift that up the schedule, I think.

      Thanks again and your achievements are awesome. Congrats!

    22. […] simple task I get paid $30/ hour. Naturally, it’s something I’ve continued to do, even as my freelance career has taken off and my need for “survival jobs” has fallen by the […]

    23. […] developed new income streams by chronicling my empowerment journey and eventually stumbled upon a career path that empowers me each and every day, without needing permission from anyone else or reinforcement […]

    24. […] developed new income streams by chronicling my empowerment journey and eventually stumbled upon a career path that empowers me each and every day, without needing permission from anyone else or reinforcement […]

    25. Thank you for writing this post! I also believe in the power of blogging, consistence & persistence!

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