October 30, 2016

Man who fixes typewriters out of his utility barn

Terry Vorten witnessed firsthand the death throes of a once-world-beating analog technology—the typewriter. Its destruction turned his lucrative profession repairing the machines into an anachronistic cottage industry. The 69-year-old resident of the Shelby County town of Fairland might be the last typewriter repairman in central Indiana. Vorten, who these days works out of a tricked-out […]

How one woman turned her dog-walking side gig into an elite business without borrowing a dime

Kara Kleindienst’s business, The Barking Meter, is as high-pressure as a dog-walking company can be. TBM is trusted with more than 100 of New York City’s most pampered and posh pups (pictured throughout this post) — dogs owned by designer Philip Lim, fashion industry pro Lauren Santo Domingo, actress Blair Brown, and a slew of […]

W Va Woman’s Job of Cleaning Up Meth Labs

Seems like you hear more stories of towns dealing with the growing meth lab problem. As they get busted, someone has to come in and clean up.  That’s where this West Virginia woman, Jennifer Rhyne, has developed a unique, in demand position acting as a not-your-everyday housecleaner. And it’s not your $20/hr job either..more like +/- $10,000! […]

Story of woman’s successful dog walking business

Story from The Hants Journal by Ashley Thompson   Linda Townsend’s new job is a far cry from the Halifax-based, 9-to-5 corporate marketing gigs she held for 20 years. And, she’s loving every minute of it. Townsend, the former marketing director for the Park Lane Shopping Centre, traded a downtown office for the backwoods of […]

Examples of side hustlers

Partial post from Creative Money by Mindy Crary Renee was a client service coordinate for a financial adviser friend of mine.  Her background was in non-profit event management, but she couldn’t find a position in that field with the economy being so tough the past several years.  Her boss loved the fact that she was […]