Episode 11 – Work/Hustle Balance

Making stuff isn’t easy, but life is hard. Even harder is balancing work and life — especially when you have a day job and your own hustle. In this episode, Amy, Jeff, and Bill discuss the difficulties of balancing work, family, and everything else that makes up a life.

Special thanks to this week’s Patreon supporters: David Thompson, TheMakerMonkey, Eric Wright, Pat Lap, Ian McKay, Brian Prusa, Johnny Skaare, Jim Beshears, and Scott Haun. We reached our first goal! We can now produce the show without losing money every week! Thank you all so much!

If you enjoy the show and want to help us make it, please Support Makers’ Hustle on Patreon. Every dollar helps! Remember that we’re giving away all kinds of cool swag at World Maker Faire in NYC next month, so if you want a chance to win, remember to check out our Patreon campaign!

We’d also like to thank Bill Lutes of Reclaimed Audio for the kind words, and (while it hadn’t come out yet when we recorded) Jimmy, Bob, and David at Making It for the recommendation and the great discussion about branding and logos. It’s a great follow-on discussion from Episode 10, so definitely go check it out.

Full show notes:

What are we working on?

Amy – Coloring book illustrations


Jeff – Finalizing designs for laser cutting

Bill – Freelance writing, time management, client relations

During the Show:

New York Maker Faire 2016

Matt Haas




Amy – Hugo van Schalkwyk (SA-Maker), Machinarium

Jeff – Nettigo arduino transceiver tutorial

Bill – Giaco Whatever Concrete USB Hub, Billy McCord video re-edit

Where to find us:

Amy: @surlyamy on Twitter, surlyramics.com

Jeff: moore4our on Facebook, moore_four on Twitter, animechproject on Instagram

Bill: One Car Workshop, Bill Livolsi on YouTube, @onecarworkshop on Instagram, @onecarworkshop on Facebook

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *