Bullish Q&A: Volunteering vs. Side Hustles

I’m a late twenties bullish lady in the international nonprofit field who really loves a 9-5 job and doesn’t see that changing. I’ve been wanting to begin some sort of side hustle/additional income stream, but I feel really strapped for the time because I volunteer a lot! Knowing that my career won’t make me rich, I have always been one…

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Bullish Q&A: Bad Bosses (Again!) and When to Jump Ship

Last evening I was at a networking event for women in my (very) male dominated field. I felt awful and awkward and didn’t understand why until it dawned on me: I’m horribly embarrassed of my employer. It’s a small company with a single owner, who is thought of by those that know him to be a barely competent name-dropping status…

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Bullish Q&A: Terrible Clients and Their Terrible Behavior

I have this great freelance client – but his girlfriend is another story. She doesn’t work for his firm, but she likes to give lots of unsolicited advice that actually isn’t good advice. She recently messaged me a really rambling complaint, late at night, about how I’m doing things with my client’s business, and instead of getting into it with…

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From the DailyBull: Q&A on Bad Bosses and Good Gifts

Here’s a curated Q&A from the GetBullish Tumblr. I’m a college senior with a side hustle marketing artists/craftspeople (I made $12k last year). Anyway, I met a successful 28yo artist at a bar recently, hit it off, and asked him on a date. He declined & instead offered me an internship at $10/hour (~20% of my regular rate). That’s a…

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New! GetBullish Merit Badge in Designing Your Morning Routine (and #adulting)

  Hey bullicorn! Did you spend your childhood earning merit badges, carefully checking off requirements for “Home Scientist” or “My Best Self”? We did! And it is with the greatest respect that we introduce Bullish Merit Badges – badges for grownup ladies, in #adulting and getting bullish. Our second badge, the Morning Routine badge, guides you in deciding your priorities, developing…

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That One Time I Went to Court and Realized Everything Was Fucked

  Here’s a little story about poverty, white privilege, and our fucked-up justice system. When I was running a web development company in Norfolk, Virginia, I fell behind on office rent and was sued by my landlord for a few thousand dollars. This was routine for the landlord but pretty catastrophic for me; I was locked out of my office,…

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Bullish Q&A: I Have an App Idea But No Tech Skills. Help!

I’ve been developing an idea for an app that I think would be helpful for fiction writers like myself as well as student writers. I’ve figured out a couple ways to make it lucrative as well as potentially provide employment for others (not just me). However, I have zero tech skills. How do I go about building a business that…

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Bullish Q&A: What About Dudes Who Skeeze on You at Conferences?

I’ve read a bunch of our advice on being professional with dismissive sexists in the workplace, and it’s been really helpful. What about disgusting slimeballs in your wider professional sphere? I’m in the media industry and I work in marketing. This means that I attend a lot of conferences, some huge with “booth babes” wandering around, others small and more…

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Bullish Q&A: Is a Franchise a Good Way to Start a Business?

I have a full-time job now that’s pretty good, but not amazing. I’ve always been an aspiring entrepreneur, and made a few real attempts to start something while still working full-time, but I’ve never been able to get anything off the ground. I’m now looking more into buying a franchise, since you get automatic brand recognition and a clear path…

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