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#29: Hospital Database Programmer Outsources His Skills


How a hospital employee utilizes skills that he learned from work to help others work with and process complex computer programs and information earning up to $125/hour.

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you'll hear about a hospital employee who takes a skill. He originally learned for his work and then transfer it to a hustle to pay him up to one hundred and twenty five dollars an hour, and my goal for this week is that you'll learn to recognize your skills that can be transferred into something money for you now I also have a personal gall and personal goal is to share one crazy story every week. Now this was not intentional. When I first designed the show it just kind of happening as we go along, Sure that every week you hear something that you're like while, like deputy ef, I had no idea that someone could make fifteen hundred dollars a month on check.
Saddles don't even though the chickens have existed, didn't know, there's someone can make to fifty dollars an hour as a caricature, artist or six figures, making personalized candy hearts. So this week's crazy story are what I think is a crazy story, but also an awesome. One will appear on Wednesday and I can appreciate for you just yet. You have to trust the process, because if you ve been listening to satisfy school, you know it's legit, you know you can look forward to it and if you work any kind of administrative job or programming job or something similar, I think you're like today, story too, Support for this punk has comes from progressive. What would you do with an extra eight hundred dollars by a plane ticket pay down? Your student loan treat yourself to those shoes you ve denying with progressive. You can find out drivers who switch and save save an average of seven hundred. Ninety six dollars on car insurance get your quote online at progressive dot com and see how much you can be saving national average
we'll car insurance savings by new customer surveyed who saved with progressive in twenty nineteen bird cage on porches a database programmer for Colorado, hospital by setting through complex information day in and day out, he's become really good at organizing that data in different ways. One of his most frequently used tools is Microsoft. Access a software program used widely in the health care world access is, different and Microsoft word or Excel, which are both designed to be user friendly and dont require any specialised training. Anyone can pick up accessing it started but to truly become profession, and it requires a lot of time and active study without some instruction, you'll likely feel overwhelmed for and database programming came. Naturally, he had an engineering degree and it spent hundreds of our mastering access software. He had also adapt
well to the world of sight. Hustles, since leaving high school Dan had been financially responsible for himself. He wanted to pay off some student loans and begin saving for retirement so he began pursuing a number of different hustles. He looked into the world of Rennell properties and eventually inquired two of them. He completed pay surveys and participated in research that paid a fee, taking advantage of that convenient work side at the hospital where a lot of those studies took place, Do you know that a lot of people use Microsoft Access every day, particularly, healthcare world, but also in the energy sector, the environmental industry and elsewhere. He signed up on a tutoring site where anyone with right. Qualifications can offer tutoring services to students worldwide, since his parties was so specific. It didn't take long to get his first client. He decided to charge fifty five dollars an hour for online sessions and sixty five dollars an hour if meeting in person. Now this was great, he did it.
Hours a week and made more than five hundred dollars a month on average, sometimes as much as a thousand dollars a month, but I also noticed that some of the students who came to him had other database needs that weren't solved merely through his tutoring. These students needed more help or even a complete service. For example, some of them worked for employers in search of accustomed database and others required some more detailed form of consulting overtime tutoring business became an entry point for this higher level work for which he charges somewhere in the range of eighty dollars. Two hundred twenty five dollars an hour depending on the projects, complexity,. As with any side hustle, the money is great, but Dan also notes that the work has brought him. Additional benefits I have been able to diversify its income, getting paid by multiple sources for different kinds of work. Now, there's no that down as a talented engineer and good without a basis, but he also
and even more valuable scale. This ability to imagine and implement side hustle ideas by working at that hospital. He has the perfect setting to earn two hundred to three dollars a month taking part a research studies. Not every computer engineer would think about tutoring students and database skills, but Dan very wisely recognised that a lot of professionals have to navigate large amounts of information And it gladly pay to learn how to work faster and smarter in the same way. Not every online tutor would think that is. Students might lead him to bigger opportunities with the companies they worked for, but then it figured out how to think that way and because of it he was well on his way to achieving its goals of paying off his student loans and beginning to save for retirement. Sudan began by signing up at a tutoring site, complies dot com.
And all equivalent to that in the show nuts and right from the beginning, he understood that specific tutoring is better than generic. You didn't wanna, be a tutor for all Signs of math and science are forgiving needs. He really focused on the Skillet Microsoft access at first. He worried that it was too much of an itch, but this where he proved to be false and if you think about it, it makes perfect sense, because lots of people in these fields use the software professionally and it's very powerful, but it's not easy to master, oh, so in accounting, engineering user experience design all these fields. There are specialised tools and specialised software and the professionals that using yours understand their value. If they can get a little bit better at them, then they can save a lot of time in the long run, and it was great to make
a nice hourly wage for tutoring fifty five dollars an hour, sixty five if he was meeting in person, but Dan went one step further by more fully understanding the needs at his students had not. Everyone was a good fit for consulting or that customize database work so for everyone who wasn't he could just do. The tutoring five dollars an hour, but some work at fit and by focusing on then he was able to increase his average early rate even higher. So as you listen this week, you think about your own skills. Do you have a skull like dance, something that you ve learned that other people can benefit Maybe it's something that you ve spent a long time mastering hundreds of hours or maybe it something that comes naturally to you, but it's hard for other people to do so. This could A technical scale that you learn for job or something you you're learning college. It could be a hobby developed expertise in just something. You know how to do pretty well and wherever there's something: that's potentially valuable, but yet complicated to figure out that area
is ripe for hustling, I was recording this episode. I just jotted down some notes with thinking about some some different skills, Hobbes industries. I thought about travel hacking, which is something it I've been involved here, for I do no more than a decade now and travel hacking is the art of seeing the world on a budget and having experiences that would otherwise because prohibitive or nearly impossible, using frequent flyer miles using round the roleplaying too. Gets mistake, Ferris all kinds of stuff. So this is a whole industry and its something that anyone can learn a little bit about, but there are also a lot of opportunities for expertise and for people to kind of come in and help other people take advantage of these things, and I thought of calligraphy. If you look on Instagram now, there's this huge craze. If people doing some really really nice hand lettering and some other people doing it, there have built very large.
Wings and their teaching people how to do it? They have courses so as they have products, so I'm so just doing it for fun, but it's a great example of a potential hustle, so travel hacking, calligraphy database programming, plenty of other stuff. These are very different things, yet they all represent learned skills or acquired knowledge. They can then be turned into a hustle, and it may not happen exactly like that for you. But if you listen to these stories, applying them to your own hustle, you will see results. Overtime, rubber inspiration is good, but inspiration combined action is so much better you'd like to find a show nights for today's episode, including likes to those tutoring sites. I talked about go to satisfy school dot. Com Slash twenty nine and in just over a week from now and actually gonna. Do they first sight us no school workshops in forty different cities if you're Are those cities Vancouver Seattle, Portland, Oregon or Phoenix I'd love to see you and if you're, not in one of those cities, you can tell me where you are and sign up to.
Notified. Whenever I planned something in your city or town, you can do that on a website as well. On critical about this aside, a school and I'll see you tomorrow,
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