That’s what Urban Dictionary calls it. Your part-time job, alternate income stream, consulting, or in my case, freelancing. What do you call what you do… aside from your “day job”?
A lot of people who I work with during the course of my day have something else that they do on the side. These are people that make a good income, but want to develop something of their own. We can be so creative, and the ideas that we have are so varied, that at times, they can support one another.
My passion is my freelance writing. Most of the work I’ve been doing is in the B2B sector. That means that my Side Hustle is to help your Side Hustle grow and prosper with business writing. So many people have a fear of writing, or they know that it’s not their strength.
There is such a need now for business writing. Do you have a website? Of course you do! How’s the content working for you? How are you driving people to it? Do your emails hit the mark? What about your bio… or your direct mail campaign? Your social media marketing? It can all be overwhelming, and to worry with all this stuff while you’re trying to do… what you are trying to do… can be too much. It’s easy to get mired down with the details of it all.
Maybe you’ve managed to turn your passion into your “real job”. If you’ve got that entrepreneurial spirit. There’s nothing more rewarding than going to work everyday, doing what you love, in a business that you created. Most people think that being a business owner means having a ton of money and spare time. In most cases, I’d say nothing could be farther from the truth.
Owning a business, and developing it into a successful venture, is hard work. My oldest son, and his wife, both have businesses. He builds custom furniture, and she’s a photographer. My youngest son has a side hustle as well, working as a videographer and video editor. My daughter in law bakes and decorates cakes on the side. Like my writing, these jobs provide a creative outlet. A little extra cash never hurts, either.
What’s your passion… your side hustle?