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Sasha Merci And David Alvarez Explore The World Of Side Hustles In New Series

Sasha Merci and David Alvarez have made their side hustles their full-time grind. The social media stars have turned what they love to do into their main source of income. The entrepreneurs are proof that the gig economy can bring financial success and independence like a regular 9 to 5. The two are hosting mitú’s “Side Hustle” and they are talking to the most interesting side hustles around.

Meet Sasha Merci

The Dominican-American comedian and social media star has been hustling for years with her craft. Since she was a child, Merci has been a creative person using her imagination and creative spirit to make the best of her childhood. Her creativity has helped her create a devoted following of fans who cannot get enough of her hilarious videos.

Merci first came to the attention of fans thanks to Instagram’s video feature.

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Instagram’s video feature didn’t roll out until 2016 and Merci has made good work in those 4 years to create content. Merci’s hilariously relevant videos have amassed her 140,000 followers on Instagram. The New York native knows how to make content that truly speaks to our collective experience as young adults in this crazy world. It wasn’t long after starting her Instagram career that she co-created the web series “Dating Has No Merci.”

It is Merci’s web series “Dating Has No Merci” that helped to propel her career.

“Dating Has No Merci” is all about love and dating in the city. We all know the difficulties of trying to date while living in a major city or even a small town. “Dating Has No Merci” takes those issues and makes them something we can all laugh about. Dating sucks but watching someone else playfully fail along the way as well will make your situation seems just a little bit better.

Meet David Alvarez

David Alvarez is a Mexican-American comedian who rose to fame through YouTube. Alvarez started early on his YouTube career posting in 2012 and starting what would become a successful social media career. Alvarez has been at it for 8 years and his intention was to make sure that the side hustle became his full-time grind.

Alvarez has been giving the Internet the male-centric experience and it’s hilarious.

The comedian doesn’t shy away from keeping it close to his culture. Alvarez is proud of his Mexican roots and is always willing to let them be shown. With 537,000 subscribers, Alvarez is using his platform to spotlight Mexican culture, especially Latina moms, and celebrate them with audiences who don’t live the same experience.

The two side hustle successes are teaming up for mitú’s “Side Hustle.”

The two comedians dive deep into some of the most incredibly off the beaten path side hustles around. From cuddling to professional wrestling to food vending, “Side Hustle” is all about showing everyone that they can make the most of their side hustles. Who knows? You might be flirting with a new career whenever you do something to love.

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Street Food Vending And Playing With Fire Are Two Ways To Make Some Extra Cash If You Need Some

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Street Food Vending And Playing With Fire Are Two Ways To Make Some Extra Cash If You Need Some

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Side hustles are the lifeline for some of our friends and family. If you think about it hard enough. You will be able to think of someone in your life who makes most of their money from their side hustle. Well, mitú wanted to know more so we went to the streets to talk to people about their various side hustles.

Who knew that fire dancing was something people would consider a side hustle?

So far, “Side Hustle” co-hosts Sasha Merci and David Alvare have explored a few side hustles that were unexpected. There was the luchador who add some comedy to his costume to stand out. There was also the professional cuddler that we still can’t stop thinking about. She makes $120 an hour just cuddling.

Now, Merci and Alvarez are talking with two more entrepreneurs about their own side hustles that will leave some of you speechless. One of them has to do with food and the other has to do with fire.

Luis Jauregui turned his love for food into the food cart known as Jauregui’s Cravings.

“Nobody was really selling this at all,” Jauregui tells Alvarez. “Anywhere that you see this, you’re not going to see a food cart that’s mobile on the sidewalks. I saw that everyone was selling that (tacos and tamales). If you go here, there are like 5 tamaleros selling tamales. On the other street, there’s like two more.”

Jaurgeui adds: “Nobody was supporting me. It was only her since the very beginning. To be honest, I thought she was going to make fun of me or be like, ‘Nah. Don’t worry about. Just go get a job or something.’ But she was like, ‘If that’s your dream and you chase it, just got for it.'”

Andres Trevino is using his courage to play with fire.

“I had gone to this crazy party in the desert,” Trevino explains to Merci. “I was seeing these crazy people and they were spinning fire and I immediately wanted to do it. I walked up to a guy and I asked him if he would teach me. He was like, ‘Here. Play with it. Nobody taught me. Just go on YouTube.’”

Trevino adds: “It’s trial and error. Well, you know, if you play with fire you do get burned. There’s no shocker there. But, you want to take it very seriously. But, yeah. I’ve burned myself a couple of times.”

READ: ‘Side Hustle’ Episode 2: Nude Modeling And Friend Rentals

‘Side Hustle’ Episode 2: Nude Modeling And Friend Rentals

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‘Side Hustle’ Episode 2: Nude Modeling And Friend Rentals

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Side hustles aren’t just limited to freelance writing gigs. There is a vast world of side hustles that can make people a lot of money. Some of them involve art, modeling, and unusual rentals that people would need. That is what the second episode of mitú original series “Side Hustle” is all about.

“That’s not art. That’s you being nude.”

Dorian Wood and Tatyana are young Latinos trying to make it in this wild world in which we live. While some people rely on a regular 9-5 job to make everything work, these two people found a way to take something they like to do and make it profitable.

Wood is using his body to make money and a name for himself with a global audience. His art is something that some people just don’t understand but he is beloved in the art world for his performance art. His nude body is the subject of his work and he has been featured in art shows around the world.

Tatyana is a college student working her way through college like so many others. However, she is taking a different route to pay for her college courses instead of working a retail job. What she has to offer is friendship and it’s paying off.

Wood might be celebrated for his art but his mom has some thoughts.

“I did a show in Madrid and this artist comes up to me after the show and offers to do a mural of me so I just said, ‘Okay. What have I got to lose?’ A few months later he sends me this video of him putting the finishing touches on a four-story mural in Segovia in Spain of me completely naked and my jaw just dropped,” Wood tells co-host David Alvarez. “‘El Gordo’ is what they called the mural. It somehow just triggered something in me. I was like, ‘Oh. Okay. What if I tried art modeling?'”

Wood admits that his friends and family are a little confused by his work. He adds: “They think I’m insane. My mother sees me posing nude and doing nude performance art and she’ll tell me in Spanish like, ‘You know. That’s not art. That’s you being nude.'”

Tatyana loves to make friends and now that makes her some money.

“This is just a way for me to pay for classes,” Tatyana explains to co-host Sahsa Merci. “There was a list of 100 things you could do to make side money and I checked a bunch of them out. The Rent-A-Friend seemed like something I could be good at. So, I started it and I really liked how it was.”

Tatyana says that “it was definitely a little too delicate to talk about at first.” She added. “They know that I enjoy making new friends so for me to get some benefit out of it, also financial help for my school, they were happy about that.”

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