‘Side hustling’ basically means earning a little extra cash on the side. It is a way to pursue a hobby or passion while making money doing something you enjoy. Many entrepreneurs, including myself, use side hustles to supplement income. This can be extremely helpful if you’re not able to work a full- or part-time job or if you simply need extra cash for alternative treatments, medicine or simply to supplement your income. After all, life with a chronic illness can be expensive and side hustling is a great way to make that extra money that you and your family may need. Side hustling also provides a fantastic way to test a business idea before going for it 100%. In other words, side hustling allows you to determine whether there is a market for your entrepreneurial efforts before you quit your day job to fulfill your dreams.
If side hustling sounds like something you’d like to do, keep reading. In this post, we’ve put together some tips for finding the perfect side hustle for you. Are you ready? Let’s get started!
Is Side Hustling Feasible for You?
First of all, you must figure out if side hustling is right for you.
In my opinion, side hustling is right for everyone.
That might sound like a bold statement but everyone has unique gifts and talents and if you choose a side hustle that accentuates these skills and qualifications, you can’t go wrong. In essence, you’re basically taking something you love or are already good at and then turning it into a way to make money. How cool is that?
What it doesn’t mean is working a second demanding job that puts your health at risk. It doesn’t mean doing something that you hate simply for the sake of making money.
If you’re considering a side hustle venture, you need to ask yourself these questions:
- Is this feasible considering my current energy levels?
- Will this side hustle be damaging to my health?
- Will it enable me to utilize my unique skills?
- Will I enjoy doing this work?
- How long can I put into this venture?
- Factoring in the commute, preparation and other considerations, how much time will this venture take out of my week?
- How will this impact my relationships?
- Will I still have time for doing the things I love?
- When type of side hustle will make me happy?
- Will this have an impact on any benefits I’m currently receiving?
- How much extra disposable income will I have after taxes?
In many cases you might find that what you initially thought was a good offer is actually impractical or may actually negatively affect your health. By evaluating the idea carefully, you’ll be able to choose the perfect side hustle for you.
Choosing Your Side Hustle
When you pick a venture, choose one that you’re passionate about. Choose one that you enjoy and don’t actually consider “work” at all. Whether it is one you can do from home or one where you go into an office, make sure the hours are flexible. Find a side hustle that you won’t mind doing after your regular job. And remember that your health always comes first. So, if a side hustle might frustrate or worsen your symptoms, don’t choose it.
Also remember that anything you earn is extra so go into this venture with your eyes wide open. Don’t pressure yourself to make this side hustle into a million-dollar venture. Instead, go into it with a heart of service and fun and see what happens. After all, you want your side hustle to help you generate cash, not stress you out or cause your health to suffer.
In time, you may find that your side hustle becomes your main hustle. In time you may be able to quit your job and enjoy the complete freedom that an entrepreneurial lifestyle offers.
In conclusion, side hustling may be right for you. Before you begin your side hustle venture, make sure that you choose a venture that will utilize your skills and qualifications. Choose an opportunity that will not only earn you extra cash, but is also the right fit for you. Then, get your hustle on and watch the money roll on in!