About Me

Mike and Surfboard in Hawaii

Our souvenir from Hawaii.

My name is Mike, and I’m the man behind SideHustleDad. I started this website because I wanted to make more money on the side. I’ve always been fascinated with the idea of ‘Side Hustles’ – or making money outside of your full time job, and wanted a way to stay motivated and accountable as I went down the side hustle path. I have a great job that I love, but I wanted a way to build true financial independence into my family’s future. We could continue surviving, but I want to thrive and give my kids awesome opportunities. It was pretty simple once I decided to create SideHustleDad, and since I have run a couple of websites before, I thought sharing my progress would be a good way to keep moving forward.

Did I mention, I have three AWESOME kids? The reason for the site name, is that I think there’s a difference between a single side hustler, and a married one with kids. I have to put the kids to bed, feed them, help with homework, and spend time with them – THEN I can hustle when they’re asleep. Enter the super clever site name (not).

This is usually the part where I talk about my free time. The truth is, I don’t have a lot of free time. If I do have free time, I typically allocate it to one of two things: spending time with my family, or working on my side hustles. Occasionally I’ll find myself with a few minutes here or there, and I like to use those to do things such as: planning trips around the world, working on my car, and watching The Walking Dead.

If you find my website useful, fun, or anything like that Рthe biggest compliment you could give me is to share my website with your friends and family. Spreading the SideHustleDad message is my mission, and anything you can do to help is genuinely appreciated by me. It means a lot.