Moving Past the COVID & Election Chaos - September 15, 2020

September 15, 2020
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Today's Key Question:

Did you know that the pandemic has helped people as young as 18 appreciate the value of life insurance?

See the article below from Think Advisor.



"Moonlighting Your Way to Millions: 4 Tips to Turn Your Side Hustle into a Successful New Business"

From Entrepreneur:

* What do Apple, Under Armour, and Yankee Candle have in common? These now multi-million dollar companies all started as side hustles. From late nights in garages, college projects, and makeshift gifts, the founders all recognized that their extra work had the potential to be huge. But following in their footsteps takes a huge leap of faith, and going from side hustle to full-time founder is not without its challenges.

Here's how to overcome the common obstacles of turning a gig into a business, as told by the experts who have done just that.


"How travel photographer Gray Malin went from selling photos at a Los Angeles flea market to building a lifestyle brand and nailing the millennial aesthetic"

From Business Insider;

* The "conversational, whimsical nature" of this image became contagious at the flea market, he said, and the 10 prints he typically sold on a Saturday soon became 30 or 40.

Ten years later, Gray Malin has evolved into a lifestyle brand that sells everything from wallpaper to beach towels in addition to photographs. Depending on print size, his art ranges from $249 to $14,999.


"Teachers Unions Push Families Out of Public Schools"

From Reason:

* The move by motivated families who can manage education alternatives even as they pay taxes for institutions plagued by squabbling amongst union leaders and government officials has some people worried about inequality. Public schools are poised to become the Medicaid of learning—lower-quality government offerings of last resort.

If—when, more likely—that happens, education bureaucrats and union officials will have nobody to blame but themselves.


"'Call It Love Insurance': Life Insurance Awareness Month 2020 Begins"

From Think Advisor:

* COVID-19 is appearing for the first time as a message-enhancing crisis: Life Happens reports that, when it conducted a survey of 2,000 Americans ages 18 and older in late May and early June, 66% of the participants said the pandemic has increased their understanding of the value life insurance.