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Gig economy with Jannese Torres-Rodriguez


Nov 2021 | clock 19 min | Download transcript (PDF)

Going big with a side gig

A side gig can be a chance to pad your income, double down on a hobby, be your own boss, or even test out a business idea.

In this podcast, we’re talking everything side gigs—including how to turn passion projects into potential profits—with Jannese Torres-Rodriguez, who got her side-hustle start with a food blog, but now has 10 different gigs that together bring in a 6-figure income stream.



of full-time independent workers say self-employment is more secure than a traditional job.


Source: “State of Independence in America,” MBO Partners, August 2021.

Our Podcast Host: Jamila Souffrant

Jamila Souffrant is an award-winning podcaster, blogger, and money educator. She is the founder of the "Journey to Launch" platform and hosts a podcast of the same name, where she shares her journey to reach financial freedom while helping others do the same. Along with being a passionate financial educator, Jamila is a mom of 3 and a first-generation immigrant to the US.

Host Jamila Souffrant

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