I am a huge fan of side hustles. Especially since, in my case most of my main jobs and businesses started off as side hustles, including my hypnotherapy practice and intuitive readings.
I won’t insult your intelligence by rehashing what is going on the world, but the result is that many of us are finding our financial situations are a bit more precarious than they were by before so it’s time to create a more solid foundation with aside hustle.
But Jill I think I want to go back to school.
Loves it! That is a side hustle in the making!! Now is the time to make that happen. With many schools being online now even working students with busy jobs can make school happen in a way that might have been hard before.
But Jill I hate my job I want to leave it NOW!
I hear you and have been there many times but quitting your bill payer before your new career is able to pay the bills is like jumping into the deep end of a pool with no water in it. I know it’s hard but practice being as grateful as you can for that bill payer that will take the pressure off your finances while you create a bridge or two to something else.
Trust me on this one, it’s been my experience that once you start a side hustle and begin to feel like your job is no longer your whole life, the job gets easier to tolerate.
But Jill I don’t know what to do as a side hustle.
Ah, a common problem. Most people overthink this one and miss the obvious answers right in front of them.
The best side hustle for you is typically not far afield from what you already do, have done as a job in the past OR a hobby that you already do.
For example if you have done marketing as a role at a prior job creating a business doing freelance marketing or search engine optimization might be a great fit.
Great side hustles:
-Consulting for the industry you are currently in or one you have done in the past.
I had a client once who figured out how to get a ton of new clients from Instagram. She now makes most of her living showing others how to do that for their businesses.
Lots of clients over the years have left there jobs only to do the same thing as a business instead, often working from home. Consider how you might be able to do what you do now as a business using the skills you already possess.
-Etsy sales of your creative projects.
I had a client who made a ton of money selling face masks on Etsy. I have also seen clients make a good living with clothing and even paper homemade journal sales. I have seen clients sell everything from pottery to spices at local farmers markets.
-Easy fun side jobs
I have clients who have make a nice chunk of extra money on their own schedule doing things like delivering pizza on weekends, uber and lift and even working in a bookstore 2 evenings a week just for a little bit of cash. Very part time jobs are around, not so easy to find but if you look hard you can find one that works for you.
Sorry but this won’t work
MLM type businesses
MLM businesses may seem like an easy way to become a business owner but almost none of those make any money. They usually end up costing a lot in inventory and marketing materials…like a lot, lot! Say “think you” but “no thank you” to anyone trying to make you part of their downline. You can think me later for saving you several thousand dollars in inventory and flyers.
If you are open to getting creative the possibilities are unlimited but that will take courage, thinking outside the box and no small amount of intuition. But you can do it, I know you can. Just have fun, that’s the key to any successful project.
If none of that resonates consider this..
-Look to your hobbies, can any of those make money…I bet they can if you tweak them.
-What fun thing do you like to do in your spare time?
-What are your passions?
If your bill payer is taking care of the rent you are free to explore what you really love, your passions, fun and joy.
Spend a bit of time in the next few weeks taking a look at that and allowing your mind to start formulating a plan. Wouldn’t it be great to start the next year with a new business?
You really can do anything! Time to decide what that will be.
Love yourself enough to do that work to being more full-fillment into your life.
Hypnotherapy and Intuitive Readings
Author of the books “The High Income Healer” “Tales from the Trance” & “Feed your Real Hunger”
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