The RD Entrepreneur Symposium

Starting A Side Hustle: Opportunities and First Steps

with Katie Dodd, MS, RDN, CSG, LD, FANDe

Starting A Side Hustle: Opportunities and First Steps


Katie Dodd, MS, RDN, CSG, LD, FAND

Katie Dodd is a geriatric dietitian, writer, speaker, consultant, coach, mentor, and leader. She works full time at VA as a home care dietitian and has been side hustling since 2014. Katie is the founder of The Geriatric Dietitian blog and the Dietitian Side Hustle podcast.

What we’ll cover:

Identifying the “side hustle”

Side hustle opportunities for RDs

Steps to start a side hustle



50 side hustle ideas and first steps

What a side hustle is, opportunities, considerations for starting, steps to start. 

5:00 Side hustle ideas

Freelance writing: blogs, magazines, copy writing, CPE articles, editing,

12:26 Webinars: live, on demand, self-hosted, associations, businesses

14:40 speaking: conferences, schools, libraries, businesses

15:49 Patient care: private practice, telehealth

16:55 Blogging: advertising, sponsored posts, membership sites

18:05 Teaching: colleges, universities, online programs

19:01 Cooking classes: health fairs, farmers markets, grocery stores, parks + rec

19:39: Podcasting: sponsors, lead magnet

20:12 Brands: sponsored posts, networking, media, newsletters, projects

20:46 Influencer: youtuber, spokesperson, social media

22:30 Coaching

22:41 Grocery store tours

Culinary work

Physical goods

Digital goods

Affiliate marketing

27:52 First steps for getting started

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