It’s not often that a side dish becomes the main course. But when it does, it’s because the — erm — hors d’oeuvres are a bit more satisfying, right? The same rings true for many successful entrepreneurs: their small gigs have blossomed into a full-time businesses due to lucrative gains from their side hustles!
Take Angela Logan for example, a 60-year-old New Jersey mom of three. She was on the verge of losing her home if she could not come up with $2,559.54, Gothamist reports. Logan baked 100 apple cakes in 10 days, sold them at $40-a-pop, paid the mortgage, and even had some cash left over! An actress for decades, desserts quickly became Logan’s main chomp — she partnered up with Bake Me a Wish, an internet bakery, and launched her business.
As you might have guessed, the pastries that saved her Teaneck home, now charmingly called Mortgage Apple Cakes, are flying off the shelves. Even a 90-minute film based on Logan’s drama, titled Apple Mortgage Cake, is slated to premiere on April 20 on the UP network. Talk about a turn around!
Let’s take a look at other major businesses that morphed into greatness from just a small side gig.