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Learning HOW to Launch My Side Hustle

Side Hustle Series 101

by Samina Rakhshani

As a working university student, I am always seeking new ways to make the most of my time, contributing to both my financial and social wellbeing. In addition to my studies, I am also a passionate storyteller, who is interested in writing both poetry and novels. However, I have struggled with sharing my stories with others, especially on digital platforms.

– Samina Rakhshani
Side Hustle Series – Show It! Participant 

School of Humanities and
Communication Arts


I was fortunate enough to discover and participate in Launch Pad’s new Side-Hustle Series, specifically the first instalment called ‘Show It’. Throughout the two-day program, I learnt from Jamie Pride and Brad Twynham, Launch Pad’s Entrepreneurs in Residence. They provided me valuable insights on how to utilise my time effectively and how to discover what I am most passionate about.  

In addition, I was introduced to several aspects of running my own side-hustle, some which I would have not considered beforehand. Both Jamie and Brad were super energetic and kind throughout the two learning sessions.  

Participants learning about various camera and set-up equipment.

Moreover, they invited a guest and YouTube sensation, Samuel Suresh, who shared his own experiences as a content creator whilst being a Western Sydney University student. This added tremendous value to our takeaways from the sessions. 

Participants learning about various camera and set-up equipment.

I would like to give a huge shout out to the Side-Hustle Series and Launch Pad for organising it. I feel I am more equipped with the knowledge and skills required to ideate and start my own side-hustle in the future.  

I highly recommend this program to individuals looking to achieve similar goals.  

Participant recording in media space.
Side Hustle: Show It! Cohort #1

Cheers to Launch Pad!

Photo Credit: Harley Nguyen Tran and Mabel Joe

About The Side Hustle Series

Join industry experts, mentors, and peers to gain practical skills, guidance, and inspiration. From idea generation to branding and marketing, we’ll empower you to turn your passion into profit.