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Side Hustle

Welcome to the Side Hustle podcast with Luke Farrugia & Omar Asadi. Join us as we explore what it takes to run a side hustle with talented individuals from different backgrounds and experiences. We will discuss things like; taking the plunge, personal challenges and the balancing act of maintaining a day job while side hustling to make the dream a reality. Follow the Side Hustle Podcast on Instagram (@side_hustle_podcast)

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Laura Conti - #GoKindly
Laura is a true inspiration; with her kind nature and contagious vision, you can’t help but hear her and be motivated by what she has to say.Laura left her corporate gig, the big money, and comfortable lifestyle to start giving back. Her mission is unparalleled and intentional, spearheaded by the goal of ending homelessness for women in Australia.The effort to start a movement with ordinary goods to produce an extraordinary impact is mind-blowing. Laura and her team have worked hard to create ethically made bedding and become B Corp certified to further push their cause and pursue their mission.  In this episode, we discuss Laura’s journey, we delve deep into why she wasn’t fulfilled with her corporate job, how Go Kindly was founded, and the sacrifices made to take the plunge.
59:16 04/04/22
Karin Traeger - The Plastic Runner
An environmental activist, dedicating her life to water conservation and protection. During her 9-5 she’s the CEO of Yarra Riverkeeper, whilst organizing cleaning initiatives through her Plastic Runner organisation. What you see is what you get with Karin, she’s purpose-driven and the epitome of determination, nothing and no one will get in her way as she lives out her dream and purpose day in, day out. By founding Plastic Runner, an initiative to stay healthy and fit while doing good to our planet, she was head hunted to take on a senior role within Yarra Riverkeepr Association and eventually becoming the CEO. A little cliché but that’s a perfect example of the saying; Fortune favours the brave. We were blown away by her energy, mission and our lack of knowledge about the effects of neglecting the health of our rivers and oceans.
90:07 20/01/22
Leo Flander (aka Rami Vofsi) - Portraits for Change
Portrait Painter, dedicating his craft to do good in the world. During his 9-5, you’ll find him creating and managing educational video content.
104:06 01/11/21
Jordan Astra of Rollers Rights
Music has not been Jordan’s side hustle; it’s been his dream for the last decade. Moving to Australia from Canada, he had to start a new life while keeping his dream alive. Balancing his day job while remaining creative to pursue his craft has its challenges, but that hasn’t stopped Jordan from putting those hours in the studio, where he has been exploring, refining and developing his sound. Propelling him to achieve some significant milestones that are getting him closer to his goal.Follow the Side Hustle Podcast on Instagram, LinkedIn and Facebook.
61:42 23/06/20
Jordan Astra of Rollers Rights - Teaser
Music genre doesn’t matter when your goal is to make people move and feel good. That was Jordan’s goal when he got into music before he honed in on his skills as a writer, producer and a performer. Follow the Side Hustle Podcast on Instagram, LinkedIn and Facebook.
10:52 16/06/20
Tony Walsh of Lesh FM & The Cube
When Tony walks into a room, and you can't help but notice his energy, he's always on the go and makes you curious as to what his next move might be. Music has been his all-time passion, and he made himself some money while DJing house parties during his high school years, getting a taste of the side hustlers lifestyle. Now, Tony is a mortgage broker by day, and by night he has taken control of his passion and is delivering a constant stream of Dj mixed music to his audience.Follow the Side Hustle Podcast on Instagram, LinkedIn and Facebook.
53:41 08/06/20
Tony Walsh of Lesh FM & The Cube Teaser
Describing Tony Walsh as a highly energetic person is an understatement, a side hustler since his young teen years and he’s not stopping anytime soon. As long as it has something to with music, he’s all in.Follow the Side Hustle Podcast on Instagram, LinkedIn and Facebook.
12:15 01/06/20
Eddy Nguyen of Gloria Jean's Coffees
We chat to someone who has two arbitrary gigs running simultaneously, web development and coffee. Listen in as we uncover how Eddy balances his coffee-based side hustle with his full-time gig as a web developer. Random mix, we know, but through this combination, we gain an insight into how Eddy has taken elements of his family business and has implemented them into his business philosophy and ambition.Follow the Side Hustle Podcast on Instagram, LinkedIn and Facebook.
66:31 25/05/20
Eddy Nguyen of Gloria Jean's Coffees Teaser
Listen in as we uncover how Eddy balances his coffee-based side hustle with his fulltime gig as a web developer. Random mix, we know, but through this combination, we gain an insight into how Eddy has taken elements of his family business and has implemented them into his business philosophy.Follow the Side Hustle Podcast on Instagram, LinkedIn and Facebook.
11:40 19/05/20
Carly Hughes of Appetite For Nutrition
Carly’s humble and boisterous energy is infectious, she walked into the studio and instantly put a smile on our faces, and we think this has been a critical ingredient for her success to date. She has selflessly built a business that revolves around the health and wellbeing of others; this derives from her passion for nutrition and diet. She made all this happen while waiting tables in the evenings, and during the day, she went around various clinics in Melbourne to fill her time and win work. Carly wasn’t going to let anything get in her way; she took the plunge of turning her side hustle into her dream and hasn’t looked back.Follow the Side Hustle Podcast on Instagram, LinkedIn and Facebook.
51:38 11/05/20
Carly Hughes of Appetite For Nutrition - Teaser
We had the pleasure of hosting Carly Hughes, someone who has  taken the plunge and transitioned her side hustle into a full time gig. From waiting tables to running successful dietitian practice.Follow the Side Hustle Podcast on Instagram, LinkedIn and Facebook.
08:38 03/05/20
Luke & Omar of Duel of Doves - Part 2
On this episode, we decided to chat about how we’ve been handling the isolation due to COVID-19 and its implications on our 9-5’s, side hustles, mental health and family.Follow the Side Hustle Podcast on Instagram, LinkedIn and Facebook.
68:46 15/04/20
Joe Romeo of Aperitif Agency
Joe had always planned to create something he can call his own, from a very young age, he watched his grandparents create a life for themselves in a foreign country and all the struggles they endured. He has used those memories to fuel his ambitions and work on his craft and passion, which led him to Search Engine Optimisation (SEO). Something that Joe fell into and quickly recognised the potential effect it had on businesses, and to this day, Joe is still servicing some of the same clients he acquired from day one. Teaming up with his business partner from an early stage, he was able to create a unique offering that has empowered him and his clients to grow their businesses to new heights.Follow the Side Hustle Podcast on Instagram, LinkedIn and Facebook.
64:17 06/04/20
Joe Romeo of Aperitif Agency - Teaser
To say that Joe is a product of his environment and upbringing is an understatement. His hunger to create, build and sustain to provide for his loved ones has been embedded within him from a very young age. Joe is the epitome of someone honing in on his life and professional skills to create a lane of his own.Follow the Side Hustle Podcast on Instagram, LinkedIn and Facebook.
06:28 30/03/20
Sam Conaglen of Tropicana Heat
Sam depicts a particular type of vulnerability and energy that demands attention and his voice to be heard. Match that with his laser-sharp focus on improving his craft, and you have a recipe for success. Sam’s side hustle allows him to express his creativity in a boundaryless non-obligatory way that is not dependent on others. This lets him truly evolve as an artist as he pursues his dream of becoming a full-time artist.Follow the Side Hustle Podcast on Instagram, LinkedIn and Facebook.
57:58 22/03/20
Sam Conaglen of Tropicana Heat - Teaser
We chat to Sam Conaglen, a true artist in every sense of the word. A social introvert that takes his art very seriously. Sam runs a streetwear clothing store in the day time and after hours he’s creating and crafting for his love for pop culture art.Follow the Side Hustle Podcast on Instagram, LinkedIn and Facebook.
07:43 15/03/20
Johanna Leitch of Collective Futures
We had the pleasure of chatting to the tenacious and forever curious Johanna Leitch. Co-founding an experimental lab to seek and gather insights about human beings, their nature and spaces they congregate in. Jo and her team built an environment using atmosphere design to blur the boundaries between personal and public spaces in the pursuit to combat loneliness. Jo’s passion for human-centred design and solving social problems is unparalleled. Jo continues to seek various hypothesises to shift behaviour to tackle complex issues to better communities at large.
85:12 09/03/20
Johanna Leitch of Collective Futures - Teaser
We chat to Johanna Leitch, between dealing with British royals and organising events for them. Jo co-founded and runs an experimental design lab focused on creating sensory experiences with the aim of gathering insights into behaviour psychology and engagement.Follow the Side Hustle Podcast on Instagram, LinkedIn and Facebook.
06:47 01/03/20
Sam Parry of Daily Fire & Fitter
Sam Parry is the epitome of a quiet achiever, it could be down to his humble beginnings of Christchurch New Zealand, however, we think his ambitious nature of not having to prove himself to anyone is the reason. Sam learnt a valuable lesson at a very young age, which has allowed him to develop a consistent method of removing blockers in his life. He does this by dissecting each challenge that he’s faced with and getting to the core of it, before creating a plan to solve it. This 23-year-old software engineer freelances for a few tech companies (as his 9-5) while maintaining not just one but two side hustles. To call him a developer or software engineer would not do Sam any justice, we’ll let you decide.Follow the Side Hustle Podcast on Instagram, LinkedIn and Facebook.
85:50 23/02/20
Sam Parry of Daily Fire & Fitter - Teaser
We chat to Sam Parry, a real side hustler, running two side hustles simultaneously while freelancing. Here’s a snippet of what’s to come, mostly Omar losing his sh*t about Sam’s approach to problem-solving.Follow the Side Hustle Podcast on Instagram, LinkedIn and Facebook.
06:18 16/02/20
Grace Tai of The Green Samaritans - Part 2
Following on from part 1, in this episode, we continue to learn about Graces journey. From seeking and saving to finding a worthy cause, Grace and her brother are following through with a passionate side hustle that serves the community while also offers a valuable service.Follow the Side Hustle Podcast on Instagram, LinkedIn and Facebook.
58:01 18/12/19
Grace Tai of The Green Samaritans - Part 1
On this two-part episode, we chat to Grace Tai, someone who can walk into a room and instantly put a smile on your face. Grace's infectious and bubbly personality has played a big part in her mission to deliver an offering to those in need. She has managed to blend her passion for gardening and technology to benefit women who are homeless, on top of that, whatever spare time she has, is used to volunteer at soup kitchens and travelling overseas to build a home for the homeless. She's an incredible human being, and we've been fortunate to have her at the studio.Follow the Side Hustle Podcast on Instagram, LinkedIn and Facebook.
61:15 10/12/19
Yuan Wang of Yump & Studio Ninja
On this episode, we had the pleasure of chatting to Yuan Wang. Throughout Yuan's life, he has pushed against the grain and has refused to follow in the footsteps his family intended for him; instead, he followed his gut. He kept pursuing creativity, art and photography. His talent to spot an opportunity has shaped him as a person and a successful entrepreneur. Today, he runs a design agency called @yumpdigital and co-runs a photography startup called @studioninjacrm. Join us as we delve into Yuan's dynamic journey.Follow the Side Hustle Podcast on Instagram, LinkedIn and Facebook.
67:05 26/11/19
Shaun Polidano of Ubiquity Lab
On this episode, we chat to the super talented digital marketer Shaun Polidano. Shaun has a way with words; literally, he uses keywords to weave search stories for his clients. His incredible love for Motorsports and motor vehicles, in general, has allowed him to merge his day job with his childhood passion into his side hustle.Follow the Side Hustle Podcast on Instagram, LinkedIn and Facebook.
76:31 12/11/19
Charlie Rofe of One Girl Agency
On this episode, we chat to the multifaceted creative Charlie Rofe about her repertoire of creative outlets. From leading a punk band and designing jewellery to building brands and websites and how she’s managed to hone in on her passion for digital, that would later materialise into her side hustle.Follow the Side Hustle Podcast on Instagram, LinkedIn and Facebook.
65:52 06/11/19
Luke and Omar of Duel of Doves - Part 1
On this episode, Luke and Omar discuss the inception of the Side Hustle Podcast, by travelling down memory lane. This covers their respective backgrounds and experiences and touches lightly on their side hustles and how they eventually met to create this podcast.Follow the Side Hustle Podcast on Instagram, LinkedIn and Facebook.
54:58 29/10/19
Simon Farrugia of Frothy Beer Club
On this episode, we discuss how Simon balances his family and side hustle 7 days a week. How he has won even more time than ever by shifting his mindset and his advice on keeping your passion alive.Follow the Side Hustle Podcast on Instagram, LinkedIn and Facebook.
65:30 23/10/19