026: Convert Your Side Hustle into Your Full-Time Business with Author, Jeff Adams, Host of the Big Gay Fiction Podcast

When not working his day job as a regional director of project management for a tech services company, Jeff authors books in the m/m romance genre as well as LGBTQ+ young adult fiction. Jeff lives in rural Northern California with his husband of twenty years, Will. Along with Will, Jeff hosts the weekly show, Jeff & Will’s Big Gay Fiction Podcast. Since 2016, Jeff’s treated the writing as a business rather than a hobby with the goal to have it be the primary source of income by 2020. If you are seeking a pathway to transform you side hustle into a full-time business enterprise, this is the episode for you!

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Questions Answered in this Episode

·      Who is Jeff Adams?

·      What is a side hustle?

·      Why is it important to know your audience?

·      What does it mean to write LGBTQ+ stories, and why is it so powerful?

·      How can you get in touch with Jeff?

Resources Shared in this Episode

·      Visit Jeff’s Website Here

·      Subscribe to Jeff’s podcast, The Big Gay Fiction Podcast

·      Check out Jeff’s book, Hat Trick 3: Penalty Shot

·      Learn more about Joanna Penn’s advice for author entrepreneurs

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Rhodes Perry

Rhodes Perry is a nationally recognized expert on LGBTQ and social justice public policy matters, with two decades of leadership experience innovating strategy management, policy and program solutions for corporations, government agencies, and non-profit organizations. At his core, Rhodes is an entrepreneur, where he most recently established Rhodes Perry Consulting, LLC, a national diversity and inclusion consulting firm that uses an intersectional approach to collaborate with leaders on creating solutions in the practice areas of strategy management, issue advocacy, and stakeholder engagement. Previously, Rhodes founded the Office of LGBTQ Policy & Practice at the New York City Administration for Children’s Services, and prior to this assignment he served as the founding Director of Policy at PFLAG National where he led the policy strategy and advocacy efforts for the organization’s 350 chapters. He cut his teeth serving as a Program Examiner at the White House Office of Management & Budget, where he improved upon federal benefit programs designed to provide assistance to low-income communities. Rhodes earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Gender Studies from the University of Notre Dame, and obtained a Master of Public Administration from New York University.