I have been there and done that.
So you want to start a side hustle? Maybe earn some extra cash, start a business so you can have an exit strategy? It can seem overwhelming with how many changes there are and don’t get me started on those limiting beliefs. Anyone can start a side hustle, you just have to figure out what side hustle is right for you.
Let’s start out by asking two simple questions.
What are you passionate about?
What do you like to do that makes time fly by? What gets you rocking and rolling? Is there anything in life that you could be doing for the rest of your life and not regret a single moment doing it? What are you passionate about? Passion is important when you start a business. If you want something to really grow you have to love it. Think about that for a minute.
What are your talents?
Can you draw or paint better than anyone? Do you love to write and are you good at it? You might consider freelance writing, ghost writing, writing a book or create a blog and start writing about something you love and then research ways you can monetize your blog.
Are you great at giving advice when it comes to fashion or home decor. Are you using your talent to your advantage? If you are great at writing why not start a blog? Cooking? Why not start a food service for folks who hate to cook? If you’re great at something consider that as a side hustle. If you love doing it it will make it all the better because you are going to be so much happier doing something you love.
If you are good at sales consider selling someone else’s product and receive a portion of the proceeds from sales you make. (Senegence, PamperedChef, ThirtyOne and doTerra are just some examples. If you are outgoing and talkative and loving sharing products you love this would be perfect. This can be a side hustle that can turn into a full-time gig if you work hard.
Love taking photos? How about becoming a photographer? You could be a wedding photographer, professional editor or maybe even an assistant to the photographer.
How about providing a service instead?
This can include graphic design, copy writing, personal training, housecleaning or marketing/PR consultation or how about social media management. You could even consider becoming a virtual assistant.
These are a just a few ideas but you get the picture and don’t let money scare you away. There are plenty of options for starting a side hustle that don’t involve much money. But if you don’t have the money really think about the things you have lying around your home that are not being used. If it hasn’t been used in a year, do you need it?