So if you’ve never heard of the term before, a side hustle is when you have other streams of income in addition to your 9 to 5 job. Quite often, side hustles are orientated around a person’s passion and is typically something that they wouldn’t be able to gain a full-time income from.
Examples of side hustles include, selling items on Ebay, designing and selling your own clothes, blogging, coaching and tutoring. All of which are sure-fire ways to get your creative juices flowing.
But we’ve all got a few friends who started that side hustle a few years ago, and are now running thriving successful businesses. Do you ever envy them? When you look back, you probably think about the time they flaked on social events or got excited about a new logo and thought why would you want to do that? Now, perhaps you’re seeing the benefits of their hard work and want something similar for yourself.
There is no better time to start than TODAY.
Have you had an idea in mind for a while but not had the guts to go for it?
Here’s 5 reason why you should start a side hustle:
1 . Additional income
The most obvious and usually the biggest motivator for people who start side hustles is the additional income it can bring. If your 9 to 5 job isn’t quite bringing in the dollar that you need to live your life the way you want, then starting a side hustle is a great way to give your bank balance the boost it so badly needs!
Side hustles can be a great way to gain fulfilment from your life that you are lacking elsewhere. Are you creative but feel like your job doesn’t give you the freedom you need? Do you love the outdoors but spend your week working in an office? Turning your focus to making your passion a profit-making side hustle is a sure way to gain fulfilment in your life.
3. Do as much or as little as you like
Another great reason to start a side hustle is that you’re entirely in control of how much or how little you want to focus on it. Much like the beauty of being self-employed, YOU decide how often you want or is necessary to keep working on it.
4. It’s low risk
A great thing about side hustles is that they are relatively low-risk. The trick is to start off small and allow it to grow. Those who dive in head first can sometimes regret it. It will take time to start making a decent amount of cash from it, but patience is the key to success when it comes to side hustles.
5. Widen your experience
When going for other jobs, don’t be afraid to talk about the success of your side hustle and what is has taught you. Often people will shy away from talking about their accomplishments outside of work, out of a fear that employers may think they’ll lack focus on the job they are hiring them for… but that’s simply not true. Good employers will see that you have a vast array of skills and entrepreneurship that are vital to the success of any organisation.
So what are you waiting for? Get out there and start your side hustle today!
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