#1 – Introducing myself

Find Your Side Hustle
Find Your Side Hustle
#1 - Introducing myself
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In this episode, I quickly introduce myself and this podcast. Briefly touching on my background. The goal of the podcast and why I decided to start a podcast in the first place.

I also mention the current projects I have underway.

Show Notes

Hello, ladies and gentlemen, my name is Phil Hughes, and this is the find your side hustle podcast. I spent well over a decade, working on side hustle projects, hoping to find the one thing that takes off so I can leave the constraints of the rat race. This podcast gives you a behind-the-scenes look at the sort of things I’ve built over the years. Hopefully showing you some of the pitfalls I’ve come across on starting, and working on aside hustle.

I’m not saying I’ve been successful yet, I’m still trying to find my one thing. I’m hoping that mistakes I’ve come across over the years helps you, to launch you own successful site.

Good morning, everybody, and welcome to the first-ever episode of the find your side hustle podcast. My name’s Phil Hughes, and currently, I work as a software developer and have done since, uh, 2007. I have aspirations to be my own boss basically and leave the constraints of the nine to five, the rat race, the constraints of working for someone else, having to ask for holidays, having to ask for pay rises. It’s been a frustration of mine for a long, long time.

So the goal of this podcast is to basically, just run through, the sort of things I’ve worked on over the years, what learnings I’ve discovered, whether they are positive, whether they are negative, and hopefully showing you what to avoid from my mistakes. My goal is to document the processes I’ve been through and sort the things I’ve worked on. My goal is to give some insights to you, the listener, hoping that you don’t make the mistakes that I’ve done to learn from other people. So why podcasting?

Well, a lot of people said, do things like Facebook live, get on LinkedIn, be more active, but I believe you should do what you like to consume. I listened to a lot of podcasts. Some of my favorites are obviously one of the more popular ones. The Tim Ferriss show, which an amazing podcast.

I also listened to podcasts similar to this, one called indie hackers. Another one is called build your SaaS. Uh, I also listened to a couple of ones to help me business-wise, marketing expert secret, hosted by Russell Brunson. So I’m an avid podcast listener, when I go for a run in the morning or I am in the gym, I’ve always got a podcast on. When I’m working during the day I’ve always got the podcast and Spotify on in the background. So this is what the medium of choice to me, I’m an avid consumer, so I thought I would be a producer as well.

What I’m going to go through in this podcast is just documenting the journey I’ve been on. I follow a guy called Gary Vaynerchuk, who you may be aware of he is massive on social media, very successful in his own right, and he talks about document, don’t create, don’t create memes on social media and do that. Just document your journey. He might not be for everyone, but a lot of people, you know, will find you engaging and want to hear what the journey you’ve been on.

So that’s my goal with this podcast is just to document the journey I’ve been on so far. In terms of my successes there’s been very few and far between, as I said, I’m still working full-time for someone else, with my ultimate goal of being my own boss, this podcast, isn’t what to do and how to do it. I’ve not been successful. So I don’t think it is right if I said to you, I have all the answers. I don’t.

I’m just hoping that I can help you sidestep some of the things that have happened to me over the years, and get there a lot quicker than I have. That said, I’ve got a few projects on the go, about two or three at the minute, one’s called out flash, which is a little add-in for outlook and outlook.com. I also have another project called elementary analytics, which is from an experience of having been in a startup and we had a lot of trouble analyzing Google analytics and social media data. So I built a little tool for myself, which is now turned into a bit of a product. So I’m hoping to get that on the go, and I’m building a little fishing app for myself and a couple of people in the community I’m in. If you’ve ever visited my website you’ll know I’m an avid fisher. I love angling. I love going sitting on the side of a lake. So I come up with trying to hone two skills I’ve got, the love of fishing and the software development skills, build an app that, people may find useful.

So I’ve got that on the go as well, as you can imagine, working full time and try to get three projects off the ground is a little bit time-consuming. And that’s probably one of the why reasons why some of them haven’t taken off. I’ve got a couple of other projects on the back burner. Um, one’s sort of the follow-up from, uh, a startup that mentioned, and just a couple of other ideas that I’ve built over the years that I haven’t really got round to but is summit, never kind of want to give up on.

Um, as you can tell, being a software developer, uh, you always think you can do things, better than what’s out there and I’ll just go build it myself. Um, and this is why I probably got a catalog and a graveyard of failed projects really. Um, yeah, so I won’t keep you too much time. I just wanted to introduce myself and introduce the podcast and thanks for listening.

I’ll hope to speak to you soon. Thanks for listening to the, find your side hustle podcast. If you’d like to find out a bit more about me and the projects I’m currently working on, visit my website at philh.co.uk, and I will speak to you soon.