Name: Robin Alexander
City: Decatur, Georgia
Main Hustle: I have worked as a Paralegal since 1996. I have been with my current company since 2008 and was recently promoted to Litigation & Compliance Manager.
Side Hustle: I create beautifully handcrafted, wall-mounted, one-of-a-kind jewelry organizers using upcycled frames (mostly vintage) and other upcycled materials.
How did you get started?: I have always been around flea markets and thrift stores since my parents have been avid flea marketers for as long as I remember. I have a love and appreciation for reusing all things: clothes, jewelry, household items, home decor, etc.
When/where do you work on your Side Hustle?: I work out of my home. I look for supplies and work on my creations in the evenings and on the weekends. I also attend craft shows on the weekends.
What are the challenges of your Side Hustle?: My biggest challenge is finding enough time to create and market.
What are the rewards of your Side Hustle?: I get a sense of great accomplishment and fulfillment every time I finish a new creation. I love being able to create something.
Who is your greatest supporter?: My friends.
Who/what is your greatest source of inspiration?: I am inspired by my parents.
What is your dream for your Side Hustle?: I want to grow my business so that I can quit my main hustle and be financially independent.
Do you have any advice for others working on a Side Hustle?:
Do what you love, even if you don’t make a lot of money.