So You’ve Heard Side Hustles Are Huge, But Where Should You Start?
Not everyone wants, or thinks that they’re going to be, an entrepreneur.
When you’re young, it’s common to want to follow one career path, before later finding out that you’re destined to do something completely different. And sometimes, you don’t even know what that ‘something else’ should be. All you know is that you’re not happy doing what you’re doing. But what should you do?
Well, by now, you’ve probably heard all about side hustles. They’re hugely popular, not only to make some extra money, but also to launch a new career or business idea on the side. If you want to get started with one but you’re just not sure what, maybe one of these ideas will inspire you?
One of the first things that you could think about doing is writing. You have a range of options for this. You could start your own blog and look to monetise it. You could write freelance as a journalist. But you could also write content for businesses as a copywriter. After doing a bit of research, choosing a niche, and brushing up on your creative writing skills, you could find that it starts to take off pretty quickly.
Sell a Different Service
If you’re not a great writer, or you just don’t enjoy writing, then don’t sweat it. You can still make money by selling a service, it will just have to be a different one. To decide on what that is, you should think about what you’re good at, skilled in, or knowledgeable on. Selling your skills can be a great way to start a side hustle, especially if you’re a bit of an expert in a certain field.
Sell Stuff Online
Next, you might like to think about the other things you could sell online – like physical products. Again, you could look to do this in different ways. Firstly, you could think about selling a set product. Simply choose your niche, like posters, and buy postal tubes or other kinds of packaging and start selling. Or, you could think about selling some of your old items around the home, and move on to sourcing second-hand pieces to sell online when yours run out.
Maybe you’ve got a different kind of creative talent that could come in handy? This is definitely the case when it comes to crafts. There are so many different crafts that you can make and sell online, even if you’ve never tried them before. You might find that your can make baked goods and sell them, or even ornaments for around the home, and then turn it into a legitimate business.
Start a Business
And this leads us nicely on to the next point, and that’s the idea of starting your own business on the side. When you’re really looking to launch a successful business – whether it’s a consultancy or selling a product – you can take many of the previously mentioned ideas to do this. And before long, you may find that you’ve discovered your career destiny.