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60. Ian Balina and Peer Hustle are about to disrupt the free-lance industry forever

Ian Balina is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Peer Hustle, a mobile on-demand freelancer marketplace for the sharing economy, often called the “Uber for Freelancers.” In addition, he currently owns and manages three other businesses as well. This includes Fusion Video Producers, a video production company that has worked with notable figures such as Washington Redskins’ wide receiver, Pierre Garcon and Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi, the Minority Leader of the United States House of Representatives. Fusion Video just released its first film, a behind the scene documentary on DC Fashion Week. Ian’s other businesses involve an international battery brand, and short-term real estate rentals.

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Ian Balina is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Peer Hustle, a mobile on-demand freelancer marketplace for the sharing economy, often called the “Uber for Freelancers.” In addition, he currently owns and manages three other businesses as well. This includes Fusion Video Producers, a video production company that has worked with notable figures such as Washington Redskins’ wide receiver, Pierre Garcon and Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi, the Minority Leader of the United States House of Representatives. Fusion Video just released its first film, a behind the scene documentary on DC Fashion Week. Ian’s other businesses involve an international battery brand, and short-term real estate rentals.

Fail Forward:

Right after graduating from high school I started to search for a job. Being jobless for almost a year, I started my own consulting company and a month after that I had my first client. Being jobless made me realize that even though I might have been failing, I learned so much about what I truly wanted in business.

Lightbulb Moment:

I got a life changing idea when I noticed that there was not a lot of freelancing experts who were local in a given city; where there was a one stop solution to find free-lancers.. From that moment on I started developing and improving Peer Hustle – which is shaping up to be a very successful mobile freelancing platform.

Success Hack:

Whatever you are doing, make sure to do it 10x bigger!

Randomness Round:

Best advice you have ever received? Read books all the time.

Website:

www.peerhustle.com

Business Book I Would Recommend: "Winning Through Intimidation" by Robert Ringer
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