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  • Sheen Johns

Side Hustling Into Financial Independence: A Hustlepost Academy Review

When I decided to quit my job and become a full-time writer, one thing I had no idea of was how to go about establishing myself as a writer on social media. As a writer yet to be published, I also wanted to do a side-hustle that aligned with my passions for quite some time. After all, one has to be financially independent to live in this world.

I had followed Saloni Srivastava on youtube almost from the time she started her YouTubing journey. Over a span of three years, I saw her grow as a person and a professional woman. At the time, she was the only Indian woman on youtube talking about budgeting and financial knowledge for women. Her videos were inspiring and soothing. I saw her as this Indian girl just like me, and her videos built confidence in me, and I started believing that if she could do it, so can I.

When Saloni launched her yearly Planner I was thrilled to get my hands on them. And they turned out to help make me more productive. I fell in love with her products.

In December of 2020, I decided to invest in a course to finally create a side-hustle with a vague idea about the niche. My trust in Saloni was such that without even considering or researching for any other course, I decided to invest in HustlePost Academy(HPA).

I am someone who doesn't want to turn my side hustle into a full-time career. I am a writer, and the side hustle is something I do to be financially capable of taking care of myself and my family. The pandemic has taught us the importance of having multiple streams of income.

Before joining the course, I contacted Saloni on Instagram and she patiently cleared all my doubts. She didn't make any false promises and made it clear what the academy can do for me in setting up and scaling my business. After the chat, I bought the course on New Year's Eve. A new year, a new phase of my life.

You can check out Saloni Srivastava's Instagram here

January 2021 was a bittersweet time in my life. I was thrilled to be in HPA with Saloni herself as my mentor. But, in a day or two, my husband and I got the 'you-know-what' virus and were quarantined for a month. I was too sick and tired, but on the plus side, there was nothing else for me to do other than reading and working on my side hustle. With a high fever and body ache to accompany it, I started creating my dream life with the best mentor I could ask for.

In a month, I established myself as a writer on Instagram after attending the Instagram Powerup and Hashtag webinar. I also launched my website and my blog. And as of now, I am working on venturing into Content Writing. You can learn almost anything here if you have the will and you will get all the help you need.

About Hustlepost Academy

HPA is a one-year program that provides an excellent mentor and a community for anyone who wants to start a side hustle and turn it into a full-time career. If you are stuck in your 9-5 job and want to work on your passion, HPA is the right place for you. Like any other course, this is not a promised miracle. It works only when you put in the work. If you follow the course and put in the hard work, in a year you can create and scale that side hustle you have been dreaming of.

The HPA consists mainly of three parts:

Foundation Course

The foundation course is where you start with HPA. It is aimed at preparing you for the side-hustle you are going to create for yourself. It has many sessions on finding your purpose, your niche, finding your customers, building your revenue, getting your routine in order, etc. It has some printables and questions to answer to better understand where you stand and where you want to go. It is the foundation stone of your journey.

Monthly Powerups

Every month a new power-up course is added to the academy. There are courses on content writing, becoming a virtual assistant, a YouTuber, an Instagram creator, creating your online course, how to build your website, blogging, e-commerce store, email marketing, Launching digital products, public speaking, starting your podcast channel and LinkedIn. In the foundation course after you have circled down your niche, you will be able to choose and continue with all the powerup you need to start your side hustle.

Live Sessions

Apart from the pre-recorded Foundation course and the Monthly Powerups, many live sessions are happening regularly. You can even look into the live sessions from previous times uploaded on the website if you want.

There are live masterclasses by industry experts and people you have done it before that you get to attend and clear your doubts with.

There are weekly office hour zoom calls in which Saloni herself addresses the students and patiently answers everyone's questions.

Apart from the above two, every niche has its own zoom meetings and co-working sessions, and the HPA team members to help you resolve any problems you are facing in your side-hustle journey.

The student success coach at HPA Abhinaya is an inspiring person with whom you can book a call and she will personally help you with the struggles you are facing in creating your dream life.

The academy also has various Facebook groups you can join as per your niche where you can promote your work, connect with other HPA students, and build a community.

The best thing about the course is that you can work on it as and when you like. It completely depends on your time and availability. But on some occasions that can also act in the negative, because sometimes students can ghost the course because of personal reasons and rail off track. I think having an accountability program inside the academy can help with this issue; like someone that a certain number of students can be accountable to in their niche so that they do not rail off of their path. That would ensure that students are kept accountable and can result in more successful students in the end.

If it was not for Saloni and her team at HPA I would still be stuck at the confusing stage of how to go about creating the life I want for myself. As an HPA student, I have been able to do more than I anticipated in my career and therefore, after I exhausted the one year I had paid for, I rejoined the academy for another year by paying only a small amount. I simply could not let go of the supportive community I had there. The academy gives you a direction, shows you the hows, and above all, you get to meet and make friends with these amazing people who are ambitious and vibe with the entrepreneur spirit. At HPA there is a friend-like mentor who guides you throughout your journey, a community that supports and applauds even your tiniest of achievements and helps you out when you need them.

This is a course that is way more valuable and provides much more content than it is priced for. I would gladly recommend it to anyone who seeks guidance to become financially independent, someone who wants to create another stream of income or want to start a side hustle and scale it into a full-fledged business. If you want to be your own boss, join HPA and I guarantee that you will not regret it. If you follow through with the course and put in the work, you will end up with a successful business and meaningful connections to last a lifetime.

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