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#332 - Florida Woman Gets Paid to Remove Poisonous Frogs

In this ribetting feature, a high school science teacher earns an extra $3,000/month removing an invasive species of toads throughout Florida.  Side Hustle School features a new story EVERY DAY of someone who started a hustle without quitting their job. You’ll learn how they got the idea, how they overcame challenges along the way, and what the results are.  Share: #SideHustleSchoolShow notes: SideHustleSchool.comTwitter: @chrisguillebeauInstagram: @193countries

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Hello, hello! Welcome this institutional school on critical about got something really cooperated, you know I used to worry about being able to find unusual side hustles to feature on the show that I want to stay the same stuff all the time I want a blow your mind and show you things that you ve never heard up before stuff that you're like. I can't believe that person makes money doing that well after three hundred plus episodes. I worry a lot less, because I continue every day to hear is a crazy stuff. Today, story is definitely in that crazy stuff category. It's about a high school science teacher who earns thought tons of dollars a month on aside helping people remove poisonous frogs and toads from their houses. Naturally, this takes place in Florida, because Florida
and before I tell you, the story, less review, our previous stories from this same genre episode, forty six, they live cricket drop ship hustle. We're gonna, go check that one out about this guy who, since crickets in the mail to people all across the country too, reptile owners and there's episode. Seventy ninety worm composting empire that brings in four hundred dollars a month, basically a guy who teaches people all over the world. Information products, how did you composting with worms, then, if we step ahead a bit episode to forty eight, the crickets return, this one's about a protein shake lover who chops cricket for a six figure site. Us all basically has created a cricket protein powder, which is surprisingly popular. Unless we forget episode, in any one flesh: eating beetles work for free or an organ woman. Twenty five hundred hours might like, I said some crazy stuff out there by the way, if you ever want to since you an episode that I mentioned by number. You can just go to satisfy school dotcom, slash that number rights of forty six is satisfied. Skoda, com, slash, forty six, also and seventy nine to forty eight and tuna anyone just now, anyway, less foot!
today story which, as I said, is about a woman who is a frog hunter and this story is truly riveting. I really think you're gonna like it and bring it to you in just a moment. Quick little shot out to our sponsor support for this Pont cast comes from her save saving money on your car insurance is easy with progressive. It's an average savings of seven hundred ninety six dollars for customers who switch and save. In fact, customers can qualify for an average of six discounts on their auto policy with protein. Save including discounts just for starting a quota, mine or owning multiple vehicles, get your quote online at progressive dot com and see how much you could be saving national average annual car insurance savings by new customer surveyed who saved with progressive in twenty nineteen discounts very and are not available in all states in situations. If something ribbit in your neighborhood, where you gonna call,
toad busters or, more specifically, you gonna cart. Janine, tell her the owner up today. Side us all responding a dangerous shifting, their local environment. This highschool science teacher decided to take there is in their own hands and now earns an extra. Three thousand dollars a month because of it as a science teacher. In specialised in her fatality. She had noticed a long slow change the native ecosystem of her local forty area, the diversity of the local reptiles, animal she loved to collect and study had begun to dwindle and the rate of dogs dying from eating poisonous toads was on the rise. This was all thanks or no thanks to one particular species. The o toad, not sure if I'm saying Upo toad correctly, but I'm thinking they're gonna be ok with it there wasn't effective pesticide system to get rid of these toads, but that was expensive and also damaging to the flora and fauna. There were subjected to the pesticides, there is no way to get rid of the toads without making the rest of the area sterile and less well. In
somebody went out each night to collect the toads and remove them one by one and that's where Janine found her side hustle calling she felt she could be the one to go out and collect the toad. It could be the perfect parttime eating job. It would boost her low salaries, a teacher and also give her a chance to contribute to the environment. Her initial start up costs for toe busters, Yes, that's what it's called came in and around twenty one hundred dollars. It was a little pricey because technically is considered a pest removal company. You need to have a specific licence for that, as well as insurance to operate still. She did not to invest in an untested unlicensed nuclear accelerator to carry on her back ghostbusters reference number two. Instead, she spent the rest of her hustle money on an affordable website. High visibility, jacket works, It's as was gloves head lamps and carriers. As you might imagine, the job itself comes with a lot of perils. Its active work requires clear two areas where there are plenty of mosquitos spiders, venomous, snakes and even poltergeists, of course, is also love explaining to be done.
The police about? Why are walking around somebody's property at night with just a flashlight in a big stick and listen folks at this point about to break some news to some people, these toads that she removes they don't actually go on to a better life, hopefully by that point they have some fine memories have happened around people's houses causing trouble because after Janine collects than they do in fact enter the toad afterlife. This involves putting them to sleep like a long sleep, a really long sleep by rubbing a ten percent bins, okay, solution onto their belly, while in them. A good night's on, of course. Last but not least, while she's doing all this work, Janine has to remember, don't cross the streams as other ghostbusters reference. If having seen the movie, I'm sorry, I overcoming these challenges and doing something that nobody else wants to do: Towbusters is averaging around three thousand dollars a month and net income. This is, of course, on the side, in addition to her job, as a teacher and unlike many side also be featured at Janine's. Marketing is mostly done. Offline She has been to every veterinary office in local area to ask if she could feature her business card. There has even been feature
local news and on tv for the work she has been doing and now, of course, on site, hustle school, so she's, basically famous at this point. Looking ahead, unable to expand into new areas and regions of Florida, she's, also putting together a pitch for a tv series called what's in my yard, which he hoped. Help, educate people about the native, an invasive species in their backyard. If you live in Florida and there's something strange in your neighborhood and hops, give Janina call and get ready for a visit from toad busters. Well, I'm not sure what to do this when, except you know that old question, what kind of shoes you frogs where open sandals you're welcome. As always, I mention as well that this is the kind of project I have zero interest in doing myself, lots of things come across my desk you're world domination headquarters Unlike man, I wish I could do that this is one of them for sure, but I respect what you need is doing in terms of her respect the environment, as well as the sheer creativity of this money making side us off, which is what I try to feature everyday
Michel hope you enjoy this one. As always, inspiration is good, but inspiration with action is so much better. Even if you dont want to become a frog exterminator there, Then you can do and to find a show notes for today's episode, hop on over to satisfy escort dot com, slash three three too. I am critical about this is side us all school.
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