Have you ever thought to yourself, “I need a side hustle”?
If so, you’re in good company!
In fact, recent research shows that 34 million Americans have a side hustle, with that number expected to climb over the next year or two.
Some of the reasons for this growth in the side gig industry include:
- Wanting to pay off debt
- Needing money to pay bills
- Want to be your own boss
- Acquire new skills
- Have money to invest
- Make extra income to save up for a vacation or big purchase
The list goes on and on!
So, whatever reason brought you here today, the goal is to have you leave with all the knowledge you need to set out on the right side hustle path.
Can’t wait to see you succeed!
Need a Side Hustle? We’ve Got You Covered!
How to Find Your Ideal Side Hustle
With technology at our fingertips, there’s no shortage of opportunity in the side hustle economy!
But what if you need a side hustle and aren’t sure what your ideal one is?
We’ve been there, done that, which is why we wrote an entire post on the subject. Be sure to check out How to Find Your Side Hustle (Follow These Steps!) for an in-depth guide on narrowing down your options.
Once you’re done reading that post, make sure you come back here and finish reading through this one!
What are Some Side Hustle Ideas?
Ok, so let’s say you have some sort of idea about what side hustle would be enjoyable for you, but you still aren’t sold on it.
We’ve created a few different posts that highlight various side hustles so that you can browse through them and see if anything catches your eye.
Check them out here:
- 37 Best Side Hustles From Home
- Side Hustle Business Ideas to Make You Extra Money
- Side Hustles for College Students: 17 Unique Ideas
- Easy Online Side Hustles — Start Earning Money Today!
How Can You Balance a Side Hustle and a Full-Time Job?
Now that you’ve made the decision that you need a side hustle, you’re probably wondering how you’re going to be able to balance everything on your plate.
Besides, most side hustlers have a full-time job, as well as a family and social life to keep up with.
The great thing about having a side hustle is you can control how much work you choose to take on.
Our post, 5 Tips for How to Balance Work and Your Side Hustle, gives some great tips for managing your time so that you can make extra money without feeling completely overwhelmed.
Where Can You Find Clients/Customers?
It’s time to make that money!
Not sure where to start? This post will help: How to Market Your Side Hustle: 7+ Tips to Try.
Don’t Forget to Make Sure You Have the Essentials!
If you need a side hustle, you’ll also need the right equipment and office setup to get your work done.
(Yes, even if you have a side hustle that’s out of the house, you’ll still need some essentials to make sure that you can keep your invoices and documents organized.)
There are two posts we recommend reading to help you cover all the bases, so check those out below:
Know You Need a Side Hustle But Still Feel Nervous?
We get it — starting something new can be intimidating. The great news is that you can dictate how your side hustle goes.
For example, you can choose whether you want to work 5 hours a week or 20. You can also decide what type of work you want to do and what days of the week you want to do it.
And aside from the money that side hustles bring, there are many other benefits as well! Read 7 Remarkable Benefits of Having a Side Hustle to get you pumped up and ready to do this!
Some Other Helpful Resources We Recommend
Something you’ll quickly learn is that having your own side hustle means evolving with the market.
Things are constantly changing and one of the best things you can do for yourself and stay educated and never stop learning.
Reading is one of the best ways to expand your knowledge and see things from a different lens, so be sure to check out The 7 Best Side Hustle Books You Need to Read for our recommendations.
It’s Your Time to Fly!
Deep breath… it’s time for you to take everything you learned from the content you’ve read and launch your side hustle.
Remember, you don’t need to go crazy at first! It’s ok to start with something simple to get your feet wet and your confidence up.
As you get more comfortable with your schedule and finding what side hustle work inspires you most, you’ll be able to increase your earning potential.
And who knows… maybe one day you’ll look back and be able to say that this was the moment that allowed you to become your own boss.
How awesome would that be?!