Are your financial goals kicking your butt?? Do you struggle to pay the bills, make ends meet, and barely have enough left over for your daily latte? Maybe you’re sick and tired of your job and you want some hope that there is a better way.
I’m here to tell you that yep, there is a way to revolutionize your life and rocket your goals right into outer space.It’s called side hustling. Chances are you know someone who is successfully adding to their income by working an extra job like babysitting or selling products. A side hustle can be simple – walking the neighbor’s dog, house sitting for someone, or cleaning houses on the weekend.
You can get cash quickly by doing a short-term side hustle. A temporary side hustle can be anything that someone else doesn't want to do. Busy (or lazy) people are willing to pay for all kinds of things that they don’t want to do themselves!
Check out some of the benefits of a good side hustle:
- Pay down debt more quickly
- Meet your financial goals sooner rather than later
- Earn extra income for luxury items you otherwise couldn’t afford
- Provide a creative outlet
- Allow you to ditch your day job to do something you really enjoy
And that’s just the beginning. Your ambition and strength are the only limitations to your success. What you can dream, you can make into reality.
Some common types of side hustles include:
- Pet care services
- Housecleaning services
- Grocery shopping
- House Sitting
- Selling products for an MLM
Now, these are all great ways to get out there and earn quick cash, but…we live in the digital age. The internet has made a whole new range of side hustles possible, and these don’t have the limitations of old-fashioned side hustles like house sitting (I mean, how many houses can you sit at once?).
20 years ago, most online jobs didn’t exist. Today, though, there is a huge demand for virtual assistants, freelance writers, social media managers, and web designers. If you have a skill, you can teach others. These jobs all have the potential to scale into something much more than just a side hustle.
Get Your Own Side Hustle Started
First, you’ll want to pick a few things that you’re not only good at but that you also enjoy! Seriously. If you’re going to have a successful side hustle that you can scale up, you want to love what you’re doing.
Next, find someone who is willing to pay you to do those things. Facebook is a great place to start. Join local groups if your hustling is tied to your physical location, or find world-wide groups based on whatever skill you’re selling. Craigslist and Indeed.com are also great places to start looking for side hustle clients.The key to successful side hustling is getting someone else to pay you to do something, and then using that money to get ahead. That could mean paying off debt, going on a vacation, or growing your personal wealth.
Only 24 Hours in a Day
Time is one of the biggest hurdles for side hustlers. Since there are only 24 hours in a day, it’s easy to get burned out. Make sure you guard your time like it’s gold. This may mean giving up some things for a while (like girls’ night out), but remember that you’re working towards a greater goal. You might feel like you’re giving up a piece of yourself for a while, but always keep the bigger picture in mind.
If you’re a visual person, create a glorious vision board with pictures and inspiration that will help you keep your goals in mind and give you that extra kick in the pants to stay on track.Get a personal planner and use it. Don’t forget to set aside time for your family and for your own self-care. You don’t want to fry your circuits after a few months and be unable to continue being awesome at this side hustle gig.
Reward yourself! When you reach a milestone with your side hustle, celebrate! Throw a party, go out with friends, or buy something you’ve been wanting for a while.
Is Side Hustling Worth it?
Earning additional income with a side hustle can give you the kind of freedom you only dreamed about before.
Pay off your debts, invest, get ahead, and transform your situation. It’s time to stop living a reactionary life where you have to fight for every win.
Do you have an extra hour each day? Then you have time to side hustle. Think what an extra hundred dollars each week could mean…Yeah, it’s worth it!