In Search of The Side Hustle

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Oh, the side hustle. The term itself is enough to bring a smile to my face.  I love anything that involves money and a new skill or product. I love the challenge. or learning something new and the satisfaction that the comes with making money.  Over the years I have taken on more hobbies than my husband or wallet would like to admit. One of those ideas involved starting this blog with two of my favorite women. After about nine months of success blogging about food, television, fashion and crafts, life got in the way.  Ladies made babies, people moved and the endeavor kind of fell apart. Our posts all disappeared into the internet and here we are, starting over.  However, the spirit of the idea lived on.

And THAT is the great thing about the side hustle is it can be whatever you want it to be and it is always evolving.  All if requires is an idea and some action.

I found is that there are a lot of things that I like to do and quite a few things that I do well. There are things that I tried that were complete failures. The most important thing I’ve found is that in order to have a successful side hustle you have to be willing to give things a shot. What is the worst thing that can happen is the idea doesn’t take off? Who cares? The important thing is that you learned something about a trade, a skill or maybe you just learned something about yourself.

Side Hustle School

Recently my friend (and soon to be reactivated co-blogger) Sarah introduced me to a great podcast.  It’s by author Chris Guillebeau and its suitably called Side Hustle School.  Each episode is a bite sized podcast that shares inspiring stories of how normal people made their side hustles work for them.  More importantly, each episode focuses on a skill that each individual used to become successful. I may or may not consume a couple episodes a day.

What this all boils down to is we want you to find your passion. Fist of all, look for a side hustle that makes you happy and f it makes you some money, even better.  Second, do the research.  Is someone else doing something similar?  Can it evolve into something else? Is there a market for the idea?  Third, figure out  what you need to make it happen.  Finally, just give it a shot! It can’t hurt anything and you might be surprised by the results.

 

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