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Side projects are not only for entrepreneurs. It can come in many forms and serve a broad range of purposes. Seeking a new challenge, learning a unique skillset, and following a passion requires little to no risk other than carving out some time to do it.

In 2018, I started an interview series for my website called Conversations. One of my motivations for starting this project was to hone my interview skills. The project allowed me to connect with a diverse range of creatives: photographers, graphic designers, illustrators. In my spare time, I would send direct messages to creatives I found on Instagram and ask them if they wanted to participate in the interview series. I didn’t set high expectations for the project. …


Mia Nguyen

Writer and Photographer.

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