I recently decided to turn my blog into a side hustle rather than just doing it as a hobby. I think more and more people are exploring the opportunity of starting their side hustles and here are some reasons why I think if you are considering it you should take the plunge.
Supplement your income:
Starting a side hustle is a great way to supplement the money (income) from your full-time job. As the cost of living increases, this could help with paying towards bills or just as money for yourself. It could also fund your passion hobby, for instance with me I love tech which is not cheap so I might put the extra money that I have earned into a tech fund for future purchases without impacting other financial commitments.
Gaining Financial Freedom:
Another great reason for starting a side hustle is could help you on the road to financial freedom. What do I mean by that well if you are looking to pay off debt, or pay off your mortgage or have money to fall back on this could help you get there a lot quicker. It can really be a way to make you feel more financially stable which I am sure is something we all want especially with the world as it is today.
Turn your passion into your job:
It could be that you want to work for yourself and make a living from something that you are passionate about and enjoy doing. This could be a great way to start your journey to having your own business as it’s something that you can do whilst you are still working full time. You don’t need to spend hours and hours on your side hustle so it’s more than doable whilst working your full-time job. This could also lead to you having more flexibility around your family life which could be an added bonus of your side hustles been your business.
It doesn’t have to be hard:
It really doesn’t. There are several different things that you can choose to do as a side hustle some of which will have little to no startup cost. You can spend as much or little time as you want on your side hustle. There are some forms of passive income streams that you put some work in upfront and then just let the money come in. Some will take more work such as things like blogging, it does take time to come up with and create blog posts.
Learning new skills:
This is a positive side effect of starting a side hustle. You can hone existing skills or create new skills such as video editing if you start a YouTube Channel or web design if you have a blog or learning how to use an up-to-date tattoo stencil machine Bluetooth if you want to be a tattoo artist. The great thing about putting yourself out there and showing your growing skills is that as they improve they could lead to even more opportunities in future that you may never have thought of.
With technology today it’s never been easier to make money from selling or providing a service using the Internet. So why not give it a go for all of the reasons mentioned above or just to see what happens. It could just lead to you doing something that you love and changing your lifestyle for the better.
For me, I am hoping that it leads to me gaining more financial stability but also allows me to follow my passion for technology and other things that I like talking to you good folks about.
So to wrap it up if you are thinking about it but worried that you won’t make any money or what will people think, it really doesn’t matter. If you don’t try you will never know what might have come of that idea to start your own YouTube Channel or Blog.