7 ways to start your side hustle

Want to start a side hustle? Why not? You might as well use the expertise you have that’s making your employer money — to make money for yourself.

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So, how’s the hustle going? Wait, what now? You haven’t even started yet? Don’t worry, folks, be happy! We know for a fact that starting a side gig to earn some extra income is easier said than done. So don’t sweat if you’ve had problems getting yours off the ground.

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Truth be told there’s nothing to be ashamed of, we all take time to start and before we do we contemplate a ton. That’s why we’re always here to help and give some advice. So, sit back and enjoy your read! Side hustles are what bring in the extra cash, but starting one can be challenging. But here are 7 easy ways you can start ASAP.

Side hustle on what you love

Figure that out first and just start. What is it that you’re passionate about and have a knack for?

And once you’ve found your passion, “just start.” Don’t wait! Don’t overthink it! At first, it might seem overwhelming and it’s super easy to get lost in all the details that go into getting started. But seriously, the best move you can make is to just get started. Don’t chase perfection, don’t get carried away by what you see on social media, chase your vision!

Find your place

The next step, consider using a freelancer platform. There are a ton of those out there. Log into one, create an account and voilà, you have yourself doors of opportunities.

That said and done, start building up your side hustle brand on these platforms. The best part about these platforms is that you don’t need to know anybody to help you kick start your hustle. It’s all on you!

Put a schedule to your side hustle

Third, set a work schedule and stick to it. Now, this can be challenging because you will have to juggle a full-time job and your side hustle. But putting a schedule in place to work on your side hustle will help develop a routine.

Use up all the extra free time that you have, including evenings after work and weekends and focus on your side hustle. If you stay diligent and consistent working on your side hustle, you will ultimately bring in more revenue.

Find the right side hustle

The right side hustle will meet three criteria: You’re good at it, you enjoy it and you can make money doing it. Seems like an impossible goal right now but you can start by thinking about what you’re good at. Know your strongest skills and those to your best side hustle. You can do that by embracing the skills you’ve learned at your current and previous jobs, which are

Another important thing to remember is to ensure there’s no conflict of interest with your current job. So, if you’re a teacher, you can tutor online. If you’re a writer pick up some projects on the side.

Pricing and flexibility

Fourth, be flexible with your prices. When your business grows, raise your prices accordingly. But start small!

Some people might think it’s silly to start, like, ‘Why would you do that? Why start small?’ Well, you first need to put your name out there and get recognized. And small prices catch the eye.

Moreover, it’s important to stay patient, as it takes time to achieve success. Don’t give up if you don’t see a huge return initially, keep going and you’ll see how it pays off!

Think big, think long

Yes, you started your side gig super quickly, but that doesn’t mean should skip planning whatsoever. Want to sustain your work over a long period? You’re going to have to have a blueprint—one that you can stick to.

Put your strategy in place at least one that goes out farther than just the next couple of weeks.

If you want to maintain your passion and motivation the best way you can, then build your business plan into a long-term strategy. When we say long-term, we mean at least 12 months. You need to see the big picture. It’ll only get easier on you to maintain that creativity in the long run. Work hard now and play hard later!

Don’t get rolled over

If a side gig involves you working for someone else, know that there’s always a chance of you getting rolled over. So, take precautions.

Sometimes, you will come across a lot of sketchy offerings, but once you find the legit companies, sign up for it. And do your background check. Try to find a website associated with the business and check to see if they have a social media presence. FYI, steer clear of any gigs that offer free cash. That’s, not a real thing.

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