Score The Goals With A Side Job

Football has got me excited! Who is going to win the league this season?

Earlier this week, I wrote about the success of Arsenal Fan TV. To continue the trend, let’s look at some of the side jobs available around the sport of Football.

Side jobs are an easy way to add to your wealth and use your time more productively. If you’re like me, then your idle time often leads to unnecessary spending to side-step boredom. Time is a hyper-important asset, nothing wrong with using it to get paid.

The new football season isn’t the only reason to look at side jobs in football, The casual nature of the work which allows great flexibility around other obligations. Thirdly, this is an area I have been working in for 10+ years now so I should know something or two.

Take a look at all these jobs

Hold on, what is a Divitor!?

Anyway, as you can see there are so many different side jobs that football stadiums offer (bear in mind this is just an example from 1 club).

Obviously, you’ll want to pick a side job that interests you. But for me, the top two choices are clear; stewarding or catering. Stewarding can develop your discipline, communication and pressure handling while catering can develop your customer service, food safety awareness and problem-solving capabilities.

If you want more information on how to get involved then I’m happy to help. Either email me ( or message me on Twitter.

Moving forward, I will start a monthly Side Hustle Report where I share all the income I bring in away from investments and the 9 to 5. Stay tuned for that.

Do you have a great side job experience? the comment section is waiting for you

Arsenal Fan TV Is Proof It Pays To Follow Your Passion

With the new football season approaching what better time to look at the beautiful game in a ‘woke not broke’ way.

A lot is said about Arsenal Fan TV. A lot of funny memes and edited videos are shared too. As an Arsenal fan, this can be a pain.

But let’s really look at Arsenal Fan TV, the fan channel that transformed into the ultimate passion business.

First, number crunching. 852k likes and follows on Facebook, 188k followers on Twitter, 350k on IG, 484k followers on YouTube and many videos with 1m+ views. Rock solid numbers, right?

Before founding AFTV, friendly banter expert Robbie Lyle was just a dude who wanted to give the fans a voice to be heard.

This quote sums it up

“When we started off we borrowed a camera, borrowed microphones, borrowed everything – our original camera wasn’t even digital, it was a tape camera.

I’d never filmed a video, I didn’t know how to upload a video to YouTube, I didn’t know anything.

I’m a lifelong Arsenal fan and I used to find that the fans never had a voice – there was never really a platform or a place that fans could have their say.”

This is a passion business through and through. It started as a hobby then became a respected platform and is now effectively a growing start-up!

Ryan Holiday does a great job talking up the importance of building a platform in an article available somewhere on the internet.

I can think of at least 4 income streams for AFTV: AdSense on YouTube, Brand partnership/sponsorship, affiliate marketing/referrals programs and an online shop.

He used to pay thousands to follow his team. Now pursuing his passion pays for itself and has allowed him to quit his day job. Hat’s off.

Football media in the UK has been disrupted and it’s great for fans and future disruptors.

AFTV wonderfully supplies the route to follow for budding entrepreneur types. Follow your passions, identify a space in the market, execute for free until you can get paid for it.

Not bold enough for entrepreneurship? Don’t be embarrassed. Follow your passions, research relevant successful businesses with potential for long term returns and execute purchases in suitable businesses.

Know of an example of a passion business doing well? Let me know in the comments or on Twitter so I can check them out.