Doing It On the Side
By Vanessa Soto
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Doing It On the Side is the podcast that shines a light on people following their passions on top of full-time lives. Episodes feature stories of everyday people and the interesting projects and businesses they’re doing on the side, how they got here, and how they make it work day-to-day—along with perspectives and guidance from a range of experts and thought leaders to help you do it too.
||CleanEpisode 15 [Season Finale]: Writer + Creating Your Own Path podcast host, Jennifer Snyder||Today I’m talking with writer, content and web strategist and podcaster, Jennifer Snyder. Jennifer’s first passion is writing, but she also loves her job working with authors and entrepreneurs to build their online presence at Winning Edits and...||12/22/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 14: Ad Exec + Storyteller, Colleen Hindsley||Today I’m talking with ad exec and storyteller, Colleen Hindsley. Growing up the youngest of 6 kids in a big Irish-Catholic family, Colleen learned young how to get herself noticed in the family. And while people have always told her what a great...||12/13/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 13: Publishing + Co-Founder of the Mid-Century Supper Clubs Potluck, Karen Finlay||Today I’m talking with Karen Finlay who works in publishing at travel media company Lonely Planet, who also runs the Mid-Century Supper Clubs Potlucks with her pal Jennye Garibaldi. Their 9th annual holiday extravaganza potluck is coming up this...||12/6/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 12: Communications Consultant + co-creator of Not Parent Approved game, Stacy Katz||Today I’m talking with Stacy Katz a PR consultant who has also invented and launched a card game for kids with her co-founder Maximina Revis. Their award winning game is called Not Parent Approved, it’s for people (not just kids!) 8 and up...||11/29/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 11: Educator + Founder of Curiosity Pack - learning-filled activity kits for kids, Lily Jones||Find out more about Curiosity Pack,learning-filled activity kits for kids.Lily’s Curiosity Forever podcast: What happens when a journalist and an educator come together to investigate how kids learn? This podcast! Kevin and Lily Jones interview...||11/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 10: Dad, Business Owner + School Board Candidate, Jon Raj Destin||Today, in honor election day 2016, I have Jon Raj Destin who is single, gay dad, runs a marketing consulting firm, and on the side, he's running for School Board in his town of Albany, California outside San Francisco. Jon and I talked about how his...||11/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 09: Executive Director, Compass Education Group + Little League Baseball Coach - Bruce Reed||Today I have Bruce Reed who is a dad of two young kids, runs Compass Education Group, and on the side, he's a little league baseball coach. Bruce has a really interesting perspective and approach when it comes to coaching kids, and he takes much...||10/25/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 08: Special Guest Expert, Melissa Dinwiddie - Artist, Performer, Happiness Catalyst + Creativity Instigator||Special guest expert and Creativity Instigator, Melissa Dinwiddie, is absolutely one of the most creative, multi-passionate people I know. She’s a visual artist, jazz singer, musician, former ballerina… I could go on! But believe it or not, she...||10/18/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 07: Brand Marketer + Campaign Volunteer & Fundraiser for Hillary for America, Sheila Normile Thompson||In today’s episode I’m talking with Sheila Normile Thompson. Sheila is a marketer by trade, but this campaign season she’s dedicated herself to getting Hillary Clinton elected president. I talked with Sheila a few months ago, before Secretary...||10/11/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 06: Digital Exec + Founder of CubaOne a foundation taking young Cuban-Americans on trips back to their Cuban homeland - Daniel Jimenez||Daniel Jimenez works in digital consulting during the day, but he’s also started a foundation along with three business partners that’s taking young Cuban-Americans back to Cuba to visit their homeland. The first trip took place this past summer...||10/4/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 05: Guest Expert Tara Gentile—author, speaker, entrepreneur and founder of the Quiet Power Strategy®||Today I’m talking with special guest expert Tara Gentile. Tara’s an author, speaker, and entrepreneur who works with other entrepreneurs, many of whom are building their businesses as side projects or transitioning side businesses to full time...||9/27/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 04: Office Manager + Watts of Maine, jewelry designer and entrepreneur Kylie Watts||In today’s episode I’m talking to Kylie Watts of Watts In Maine—her line of jewelry inspired by the fishing and lobstering culture of Maine. We talk a lot about the challenges of balancing a growing business on top of her full time job, how she...||9/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 03: Advertising Copywriter + Winemaker, Ryan Cochrane||In today’s episode I’m talking to Ryan Cochrane, an advertising copywriter and winemaker on the side. Grab a glass of your favorite vino and settle in for my chat with him about how he got into winemaking, and how he juggles his business selling...||9/12/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 02: Product Manager + Founder of The Beautiful Voyager, the social network for overthinkers with physical symptoms from stress - Meredith Arthur||Today’s show features Meredith Arthur. It was so interesting talking with Meredith because she’s taken a topic that is deeply personal to her—Generalized Anxiety Disorder—and created a side project around it that is 100% about helping others....||9/5/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 01: Software Developer + Improv Actor, Jason Leal||In today’s episode I’m talking to Jason Leal about how joking around with a roommate 16 years ago led to his side passion in improv theater, how improv has opened up his world in teaching him to stop listening to his natural instinct to “say...||9/4/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 00: The Top 5 Benefits of Side Projects with Vanessa Soto, founder of The Side Passion Project||Today’s episode is all about why I started this podcast and what you can expect to hear on the show as I talk with guests who are pursuing side projects and side businesses on top of full-time lives. Plus, my top 5 benefits to side projects.||9/3/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
Great topic and great guests!
I love Vanessa's unique angle - people who are pursuing their passion in addition to doing their day to day work. There's a lot of shows out there about being an entrepreneur, but that's not feasible for everyone. Side passions are a different breed, and Vanessa presents interesting guests with a heartfelt interview style. A great show!
A podcast like this is long overdue.
The whole premise of this podcast--that everyone has their dream job, but not everyone can make their dream job their daily life--is a great one. We just don't hear from people making their lives happier and healthier while living within the constraints of reality or responsibilities. I love Vanessa's ability to hone in on the good stuff, and look forward to hearing more from the guests she chooses to feature.
Doing it on the side- side passion project
How refreshing it is to hear these stories of passions followed- the search for satisfaction and fulfillment realized without having to uproot and risk a good job, regular income and stability. Thank you Vanessa!