How to Take the First Step to Launching a Side Hustle

Do you have a side hustle? Have you been thinking about starting a side hustle?

A side hustle is a way of earning income doing something you love or have an aptitude for. It’s kind of like taking your hobby up a notch. But by looking at that hobby from a business perspective.

It can supplement your main source of income and is done outside of your full-time job.

A side hustle can be something you have a special skill set in or a creative outlet that brings you joy. Here’s some ideas:

Common Side Hustles:
  • Copy-writing
  • Creating killer websites
  • Life or Business Coaching
  • Virtual assistant
  • Graphic Design
  • Interior design
  • Personal Styling
  • Flipping vintage/retro items on ebay
  • Creating handmade products and selling them
  • Create and sell online courses and e-books

Want some more ideas? Entrepreneur put together a list of 50 ideas for a Lucrative Side Hustle

Or check out my list of some of my favorites here – 10 Awesome Ways to make Money That Isn’t Taking Surveys

Side hustles can give you a little boost to your bank account. They can also give you a little boost to your life.

Side hustles can rejuvenate your enthusiasm for work when you may feel burned out with your 9-5.

Side hustles can demonstrate proof that there is a need for what service or product you have to offer. The end result could end up being your own full time business.

A side hustle can also teach you new skills you didn’t know you had. Taking your hobby or skill to another level requires a new understanding of business practices you may not have considered. This is a fun and interesting aspect of working a side hustle. Since I’ve started focusing on expanding my blog and starting new channels of business from it I’ve learned all kinds of things. Even skills and tricks that I’ve been able to take to my full-time job.

As you build your side hustle you’ll learn things like:
  • Marketing
  • Client acquisition
  • Sales
  • Creating more products and services

Does a side hustle sounds like just the thing you need to bring in some extra income or to help you get excited about sharing your gifts and talents? Then explore what those talents are and see if a side hustle can be created from the skills you already have.

Share your gifts with the world!

Ask yourself these questions:
  1. Do you have a skill set that others perceive as valuable?
  2. Do you have an aptitude for an aspect of life that others could learn from?
  3. Do you have an exceptional gift that is marketable through today’s social media platforms?
  4. Do you have a family tradition, recipe, or artisan skill that can be profitable?

Begin thinking about your skills and hobbies in a whole new way and you may hit on something that is the perfect side hustle. Which in return will bring you more income, more fun, and more ways to express your creativity!

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