I Can't | Side Hustle

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Business & Technology

Event Overview

This is a virtual offering. You'll need wifi/cell service and a device with a camera (phone, computer, tablet) and will be visible to the hosts and other attendees to make conversation more conversation'y. You should be able to attend live; this is not a replay offering. No refunds so make sure you can join before you register. Times are CST; adjust for your timezone. Join us in our no judgment (of self or others), welcoming, and inclusive space, open to all human beings.

Do you wish you could —

  • Bring in some extra money to pay off debt or build a travel fund?

  • Become an entrepreneur without quitting your day job?

  • Build something of your own and create more than one income stream?

You can! By starting a side hustle. The only problem is that you might not know where to start, you have little time, you’ve done some things on your own but haven’t made much progress.

In this workshop, Jessica shares the most important lessons she's learned from side hustling over the past 9 years —

  • How to build your tech toolbox from the beginning

  • Why making money is not the most important thing at first

  • An old school method of finding time to work on your business

  • How having a side hustle can help you in your 9-5

  • Ways to manage your energy to prevent burnout

If you're feeling overwhelmed with the idea of starting a side hustle, this is for you.


I Can't: Side Hustle is part of Mac & Cheese Productions' I Can't series, where adults state they're unable to do something, they try it/learn about it with a bunch of other adults who also "can't," and everyone proves themselves wrong and not only does the thing, but enjoys it and says, "That wasn't so bad. In fact, kinda fun. Good for me! What's next?!" Past I Can'ts have included yoga, improv, draw, have a dog, financial planning, and buy a home.

The Instructor

Jessica L. Williams is the founder of Tech Biz Gurl and works with folks who like their 9-5 but also want to create an additional income stream doing something they love. She is the creator of #jesspicks, a weekly newsletter featuring the best resources and tips for side hustlers. Her days include a mix of doing Customer Research Strategy for &yet, consulting on various projects at SDI Presence, and helping other startups and companies through operations. When she's not working you'll probably find her somewhere reading, eating dessert or dancing.


What to Bring

Your video-capable deviceYour side hustle goals, challenges, and questionsNote-taking materialsFood/drink if you’d like; eating during class a-ok!

Minimum age

All ages welcome

Cancellation Policy


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A TEDx speaker and one of Brazen Careerist' s Top Twenty Young Professionals to Watch, Saya has discovered how to turn her love of creating community, challenging herself and those around her, and enjoying life to its fullest into her “job.” Via her company Mac & Cheese Productions℠, she helps others (and herself) live a Life of Yes℠. Saya is from Evanston, went to Boston College, and resides in Chicago.

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