Successful 45-Year-Old Woman Earns Over $39,000 a Month Working ’20 Hours a Week’ With Her Side Hustle

Zack Love
4 min readOct 15, 2022

Learn how one woman earns over $39,000 a month, on average, with a side hustle that is not typical — but is very profitable for her. Learn her secret.

Credit: Nicole Tocci

Some people just have a natural gift for entrepreneurship.

Consider the entrepreneur that is able to find hidden treasures in plain sight, take those and turn it into a successful side hustle.

Nicole Tocci is a perfect example of that woman.

She is able to literally take vintage buttons and transform them into beautiful necklaces, which are highly desired, and sell for a premium.

Now that is the definition of a successful side hustle.

Nicole Tocci’s Backstory: Fashion is in her DNA

Nicole Tocci has always had an impeccable sense of fashion, which goes back to her time in college.

She studied fashion at Montclair State University, and while in college, she worked at Nordstrom, in the swimsuit department. (Source: CNBC)

“Even though it was a part-time job, I think the foundation of what Nordstrom’s believed in was so helpful for me in fashion and owning my business, They teach you how to treat and follow up with customers and why they run their sales quarterly. I used a lot of what I learned in my businesses today.” -Nicole Tocci (Source: CNBC)

CNBC reported that after college, Nicole worked “a couple of sales jobs and ran a closet-organizing business for almost four years.”

However, she lost clients starting in the Great Recession (2008) and decided to open up a new business called “Nikki Tans,” which was a store that offered spray tans, beach clothing, and styling advice. She used $30,000 from her savings account to open up Nikki Tans.

Her new business had incredible success. It brought in $350,000 a year.

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