“If you love what you do you’ll never work a day in your life.”

Get paid to do something you adore.

It sounds cliche, but many college students genuinely live by this motto. If you’re intrigued and looking for a positive outlet, why not pursue your creative passions while making some extra cash at the same time? If you have a hobby you love and you’re willing to work at, you can most likely turn it into a side hustle or even a career that produces a regular salary. It’s a win-win!

Why do SJU students love the hustle?

Saint Joe’s freshman, Michelle McMillan, opened up about her personal experience as a Poshmark vendor. The site first piqued her interest when a close friend of hers would constantly talk about the items she sold and the great deals she snagged. After getting more involved with this market seller, she discovered an unknown passion for business and the marketing field. Also, since Michelle is a student-athlete, she felt Poshmark would be a great way to earn some money without having to commit to strict job hours. Now, Michelle is a food marketing major and she believes the experience has helped her open up to the business world and enhanced her communication skills (when having to deal with customer service). Michelle is a great example of how pursuing a side hustle in your free time is a great way to make money, learn new skills, and create opportunities in the future.


Madison Auer is another college student whose passion for creativity has transformed into a business. As a junior here at Saint Joe’s, she is majoring in Communications with a minor in Art. Her passion for writing, photography, blogging, and design go hand in hand with selling her bracelets through her website and social media. Madison started making bracelets due to her love for it as a child. When designing the bracelets, she tries to tie in her personal values and love for the beach. By doing this, she feels like her side hustle is genuinely a piece of her identity. Also, Madison hand delivers some her orders and has, “met so many new people this way, which is something [she is] so grateful for.” The success of her business across SJU and beyond exemplifies how a study break hobby can develop into much more. To hear more about Madison Auer’s story, make sure to check out this new article! 



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