Make money doing what you love. Turn your passion into a side hustle.

Want to make money at your hobby?  Sign up for a free workshop series at the LaunchPad to teach you how to build a side hustle doing what you love.  Build Your Side Hustle is a five-workshop program led by Ruby Bender.  Engage in workshops on topics such as creating and maintaining online shops, pricing, and selling your products and services, budgeting, building your brand and turning followers into customers. Learn from guest speakers and guides who have been there and done that.  Register here on Eventbrite.

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Workshops will take place every Wednesday evening starting March 20th to April 20th from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the LaunchPad in Bird Library. Each workshop will feature a guest speaker who has experience with building side hustles, a collaborative discussion with participants, and time to apply gained knowledge to your hustle.

At the end of the five-workshop series, attendees will set up their businesses at a pop-up market and sell their products for a day.  A people’s choice poll help select best set up and presentation displays, products, and business platform. The top four “hustlers” will be rewarded micro-grants to further fund their hustle.

The series is being created and hosted by Bender ’24 a major in Citizenship and Civic Engagement and Policy Studies at Maxwell.  She believes in supporting small businesses and feels that these kinds of skills can help others build their businesses.  From a policy standpoint, the goal of this is to help creatives – particularly women — to understand and achieve their self-worth.

To learn more about “Build Your Side Hustle” (with capacity capped at 24 attendees) please e-mail event coordinator Ruby Bender, Register by e-mailing