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The Post-Grad Survival Guide
The Post-Grad Survival Guide — Life in your 20s and beyond


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This week’s Post-Grad picks

Hey post-grads, pre-grads, and everyone in between.

In this weeks features, we share some great stories on societal expectation, boosting your savings account, a 6-month strategy to becoming your own boss, and some home truths about self-employment.

We’re proud as punch to call our publication home to these stories.

Thanks for reading us.

This Weeks Post-Grad Picks

First up, Charlie Brown reflects on the choices and pursuits she made in life and asks, “did I do this because I felt I had to?”

Our opportunities, unlike my mother’s, are vast and unending. So why insist on walking the same path as previous generations? …

And how you can too.

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I used to be one of those impatient people who gave up on things very quickly. However, last year things changed. I kept working on my side hustles even when I couldn’t see a light at the end of the tunnel because a small part of me believed I could succeed.

After a few months, I was so glad to see that my hard work was paying off as money started to come in from all the projects I was working on in my spare time.

Fast forward to today, and I’ve made more than $35,000 from my side hustles…

Make your time work for you.

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When I started working for myself a year ago, I felt bombarded with suggestions on structuring my days. I was overwhelmed by conflicting advice and struggled to find a balance between hustle and rest.

This is the article I wish I’d had when starting to work for myself. I skipped the self-help fluff and distilled what made my days such a massive force for achievement and joy.

The following structure helped me earn a consistent +$5K monthly income, generated through writing, podcasting, and consulting.

You may not like all of these suggestions, or you might have great routines for some…

3 questions to help you make the correct choice

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From 2015 to 2020, I dedicated every available minute to building a bespoke fabrication business. During the later part of those years, I was also slowly growing a career in writing and co-editing a large publication in my ‘down time.’

As the pandemic took hold early last year, a problem was developing. As much I convinced myself I could keep all the necessary plates spinning, the reality was more complicated. It was becoming more perilous by the day, with many of the plates beginning to lose momentum, their spin slowing to more of a wobble. Most of the time, I…

It is possible to build multiple side hustles from home.

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Side hustles are the way forward right now especially if you work one nine to five job or one main hustle. For example, my main hustle is writing for my online content writing company, Pink Intrigue. I collect a healthy wage from that however, when you so comfortable with your one income stream, you leave yourself fully exposed. What happens when that comfy income gets pulled from under you?

It’s a scary thought! I started making $3,000 per month recently selling items online. However, I recently supersized my earnings by adding another simple income stream called drop servicing.

I am…

Here are 4 reasons why you’ll never earn money ‘while you sleep’.

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There’s no such thing as passive income. At least, not in the way your favorite Internet influencer tells you.

I first heard the term “passive income” about five years ago while on some travel blog. They promised that if done right, I could make money while I sleep and travel the world.

After 5 years on the pursuit of this elusive dream, I now know it was all a lie.

Let’s zoom in on the aspects of passive income that first enticed me as a young college student.

First, what is passive income?

Passive income is money you earn passively…

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The past few years, I’ve tracked hundreds of thousands of dollars through one single spreadsheet.

Want to see it?

Hard-earned lessons from 5 years as a digital entrepreneur.

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“Find a job you enjoy doing and you will never have to work a day in your life.”

That’s everybody’s dream, right?

Mark Twain’s words are a north star if you ask yourself whether you should quit your boring office job. They were mine when I dreamed of becoming a full-time creative and follow my passion every day.

Today, I’m a digital entrepreneur and make $1,500 on autopilot every month. At the same time, I do what I enjoy every day. Nevertheless, the two aren’t related — I don’t live off my passions. I make time for them instead.


If you want to ride off into the entrepreneurial sunset then you need to start fixing these mistakes

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“This side hustle thing just isn’t working out, I think I’m done with it.”

That’s the first thing my friend Ryan told me over the phone six weeks ago. His side hustle of being a freelance web developer hadn’t gone anywhere in the last six months, and like a boxer who had taken multiple right hooks, he was worn down and ready to throw in the towel.

Now, I don’t consider myself a side hustle guru, but I have had success turning side hustle businesses into full-time income streams to make a living off of.

When I was 20, I…

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1% better.

Get 1% better every day.

If you get 1% better at something every day, in 100 days you’ll be, what?

You already know.

The past few years I’ve made one big mistake in terms of my work..

I focus on deadlines, not on progress. For instance, I’ll give myself one month to update my online course, and if I don’t update it within a month, it’s a failure. There’s a ton of traps you fall into when you look at work in the same way that I do. Let’s quickly go over them..

There’s No Satisfaction

Deadlines are really conniving constructs…

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