Time For a Side Hustle
The internet has opened up so many opportunities to start an side hustle and new make an income. Between freelancing writing for multiple sites, writing blogs and selling affiliate products on your own site to buying and selling items online and dropping shipping using Amazon. There’s potential to start any kind of business and makes lots of money doing it.
But you’ve got to have the courage, initiative, positive attitude and some know how to go out there and start your side hustle.
Yet starting a side hustle can be a daunting task for many. For those who don’t have the experience, making money online, can seem like an uphill battle. The common story is we have so many other things going on in life, it’s easy to say “I’ll pursue my idea some other day.”
With this type of lazy attitude, you may never get your side hustle going. With the cost of everything going up, from rent and food to college tuition for the kids, you can’t take a back seat to your ideas.
One of the best things about a side hustle is, if done right, you can turn it into passive income. This type of income allows you to livie your life, while enjoying a nice boost in income. This additional income can be used to pay bill, take a vacation or help others in need.
5 Reason to Start Today
Not convinced that now is the time to get your side hustle underway? Below read 5 reasons to get started today.
It Takes Time
Anyone who tells you making money online is easy is either a) years into a venture; b) already wealthy and therefore replete with the funds needed to get an online venture going; or c) lying to your face.
To be successful with an online side hustle, you need to become really good at doing one thing. In other words, you need to dominate a niche market. Frankly, it takes time to figure out what this niche is, and then how to carve out a space within it.
There’s a lot of trial and error involved before you find the winning formula. You can look to the story of today’s top influences and see what they went through.
Furthermore, a good side hustle should not drain your resources, time and money. This means, in the beginning you may have to do a lot of the work on your own.
Like most people you probably already have a full-time job. If you do it can take you longer to go through this entire process. As a result, every day that you delay getting started just pushes back the date when your project will start producing returns.
So get started right away. But remember to break down task into small chunks. If you focus too much on everything you need to do, then you’ll quickly get overwhelmed, and this will just make it harder to get started or you may quit before you see success.
Life is Unpredictable
You never know when you might lose this chance to start your side business. If you’re thinking about a side hustle, it’s because you have time or a need for it. Unfortunately, family members get sick, people run into issues and money gets tight. If you haven’t already started your business before one of these unpredictable events occurred, then you may never get the chance in the future.
Of course it’s not great to be thinking that any moment you could lose everything, and it’s likely you won’t. But you can adapt this type of perspective. It will light a fire underneath you and get things going in a direction, even if later on you find out that it’s notthe direction in which you want to go.
Life is so unpredictable that a small business venture on the side makes you more resilient to life’s uncertainty. If you’ve start something, and things come up, you can always go back to your business once things settle down.
But if you’re still waiting for things to get off the ground, then it’s going to be harder for you to get motivated. My suggestion is to get started today and build something you can be proud of.
Extra Money is Better Than No Money
A lot of times we hold back on launching a side hustle because we aren’t confident it’s going to make us money. Having this perspective will cause you to not get started. We must always remember that it’s a side hustle, meaning it’s not supposed to supplant our income, at least not right away.
Just imagine, working on your side business just a few hours a week and what if those efforts brought in an extra $200 (a week or month). This is not nothing, and although it pales in comparison to what others make with their online ventures, you are just getting started.
Besides, how do you think they got their business to where it is today? They didn’t just launch a business in January and immediately see overnight success.
No, they started small. They worked hard and smart. Their business grew. They invested their earning back to the business and kept going. And that’s what you need to do with your side hustle
What Else Are You Doing?
This section isn’t meant to be an attack. If you’re not working on your side hustle, then what are you doing with all your free time? The very fact that you’re thinking about it suggests you do have time for it.
At some point you need to get serious and ask yourself what’s more important, catching up on Netflix, social media, going for drinks with friends or working on that idea you been thinking about for months now?
Obviously we all need downtime. If all we did was work, sleep, and eat, then we’d burnout. But most of us probably spend time doing things that are not conducive for our future success.
Review how you spend your time during the day. Decide to carve out even just an hour a day, or a few hours on the weekend, to work on your side hustle. This way your time will be manageable.
I promise you, you’ll be a lot happier with yourself if you dedicate time to YOUR business idea.
There’s No Time Like The Present
Lastly, if now isn’t the time to start working on your side hustle, then when is?
There will always be reasons not to do things, and we tend to be very good at highlighting these in our minds. But at some point, we need to just accept our ideas and work on making our business ideas a reality.
Many of us have a fear of failure but too many of us also fear the work it will take to be a success.
We tend to think that if we just wait for the right time, then everything will work out great.
But here’s a little secret: failure is inevitable.
But that’s part of success. You try something, and then when it doesn’t work, you adapt and move on. The sooner you recognize this, the better you will feel about yourself, and the more likely it will be that your side hustle stops being just an idea and becomes a reality.
But don’t be mad at yourself for delaying the process. It’s normal for people to not begin the moment they think of an idea. But now that you see there’s no real reason not start, let’s get out there and get that side hustle started!