Turn a Side Hustle into a Money-Making Business [059 | Kevin L. Matthews]

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How Kevin L. Matthews Turned His Side Hustle Into a Money-Making Business

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There are challenges when turning a side hustle into a full-time business. But once we have made the switch, how do we optimize the resources at hand and take our business to the next level?

In this episode, Sarah Li Cain speaks with Kevin L. Matthews, the founder of Building Bread, about his journey building a business, the support he received from his spouse, and the mindset shifts that needed to take place before he could maximize the value proposition of his business.

Episode highlights

  • How Kevin managed to balance the workload between his full-time job and side hustle
  • The systems Kevin set in place to maximize efficiency
  • Making the switch to running a professional business
  • The mindset change that took Kevin’s business to the next level
  • Kevin’s take on how a full-time job can help us achieve our personal goals

Episode contents

0:00 Introduction
1:20 Kevin’s former full-time job and side hustles
1:50 Why Kevin’s now full time job was a side hustle for an extended period
2:54 How Kevin managed to balance the workload between his full-time job and side hustles
4:15 The systems Kevin set in place to optimize results
5:02 What really worked for Kevin and his business
6:43 The help Kevin received for his business
7:18 What books Kevin found helpful
7:52 Making the switch to running a professional business
9:01 How coaching transformed Kevin’s approach to his business
11:21 When Kevin’s major life events took place
13:01 The mindset change that took Kevin’s business to the next level
15:00 How Kevin maintained consistency despite major change
17:30 How Kevin approached his work before his company’s transformation
18:24 Kevin’s support system in building his business
19:42 Doubts when his side hustle became a full-time business
20:50 The tweaks Kevin made to his business
21:57 The most memorable turning point in Kevin’s journey
23:06 What Kevin hopes his children learn from his experience
24:15 Kevin’s take on the value we can derive from a full-time job
25:55 Kevin’s vision for his business in 5 years
26:50 Where to find Kevin
27:06 Lessons & wrap-up

About Kevin L. Matthews

Kevin L. Matthews II is a number one bestselling author and former financial advisor. He has helped hundreds of individuals plan for their retirement in addition to managing more than $140 million in assets during his advisory career. By 2017, he was named one of the Top 100 Most Influential Financial Advisors by Investopedia.

You can follow Kevin on Twitter and Instagram.

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About Sarah Li Cain, Podcast Host

Sarah Li-Cain is a finance writer, the founder of Beyond the Dollar, and an AFC (Accredited Financial Counselor) candidate whose work has appeared in places like Bankrate, Business Insider, Redbook, Financial Planning Association, Stacking Benjamins and Her Money podcast with Jean Chatzky (of NBC Today). Her work blends practical tips and mindset strategies so that those trying to change their financial life can see themselves in the starring role. She also integrates physical, spiritual and mental wellness so that money becomes a tool to enhance people’s lives.

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