Side-Hustles From Scratch #12 — I Started a TIKTOK, a New Collection on Redbubble

Created by HungryMinded using MidjourneyAI


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Update #12

This week has been fun. I tried a bunch of new stuff including starting a TikTok account, creating designs for my print-on-demand store with the help of AI, and making animations using images created by AI.

Let’s start with TikTok.

I have always been fascinated by this platform. But never tried posting on it. I had no idea how to go about it. But after experimenting with Midjourney AI, and creating some cool animations I thought to myself, why not upload these on TikTok? And so, I did.

I will write an article on how exactly I made these animations and turned them into TikToks if you are interested in that subscribe to my mailing list not to miss it.

But here’s what came out so far:

TikTok #1

For now, I will be making some more animations like this for TikTok. But in the future, I am planning to experiment more.

I believe it’s valuable to be on the platform to expand my reach. It might come in handy in the future.

Let’s get to the regular stuff.


Total: $52.87


Print-on-demand: $0.61

Affiliate marketing: $52.26

This week: $4.54


Affiliate marketing: $4.54


  • Series started — April 21, 2022
  • First photos accepted to Shutterstock — April 26, 2022
  • First video published on Youtube — May 5, 2022
  • First sale on RedBubble — May 10, 2022
  • First referral on Medium — May 12, 2022
  • First actual affiliate sale 34$ — August 7, 2022

Affiliate Marketing

Not much new this week other than getting recurring payments from Medium referrals. This week I focused more on creative stuff and didn’t give too much thought to affiliate marketing.

But I am thankful for the tiny bit of recurring revenue I get for now. And would really look to build up on this.


This week I have been experimenting a lot with the MidJourney AI image generation tool. I Made animations and turned them into TikToks. I illustrated songs and made a YouTube video from that. And I have also been inspired. And made a whole new collection with the Assistance of MidJourney AI.

I named this new collection “Welcome to the Jungle” and it consists of designs of cute jungle animals chilling in the jungle. The whole collection has a shamanic vibe to it.

Here are some examples:




To find more visit my store:

HungryMinded Shop | Redbubble

I have also been working on a Christmas-themed store on the side. But for now I haven’t launched it yet.

Goals For The Week

Overall goals:

Keep hustling. Doing what’s fun, and what’s useful. Being consistent and playing the long game.

Affiliate marketing:

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In Future updates:

  • A transparent look at my progress
  • I will share what I have learned
  • I will share other valuable sources of information

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