Elena Ciccotelli is the host of Side Gig Central and is the queen of side gigs! Her goal is to share all she knows about starting a side gig.
She’s a dream chasing Jersey girl with an insatiable appetite for the creative process. Elena is a writer, podcaster, pizza connoisseur and productivity enthusiast. And, she’s the master of side gigs and helps others find their side gig and thrive while doing their 9-5 and 5-9.
Elena bootstrapped and scaled a personal training business to six figures and then went into corporate sales. Her podcast, Side Gig Central, is her official second phase.
Elena is not afraid of trying and failing. She has taken the initiative to start multiple businesses. Relationship building is one of her tools for success and she strongly encourages entrepreneurs and those in a side gig to create and develop relationships. Relationships are the way to referral sources and growth, especially if you are a sweat equity business.
Podcasting has filled the creative void her corporate sales role isn’t fulfilling. She is monetizing her podcast through sponsorships, which she has proven are available for any size business with any number of followers.
Elena has been featured in Forbes, MindBodyGreen, and on NBC Philadelphia. Her entrepreneur mindset and passion for side gigs has launched her into the second phase. She firmly believes the side gig and freelance economy are exploding.
Her Favorite Things
She is a tea drinker who loves dogs and has to stop and pet every one that walks by.
Listen to our conversation and learn more about how Elena has created a personal brand, is building relationships and educating others on building a successful side gig business.
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