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Now that you know how important having a side gig is and realize the incredible impact it can have on your life and business, it’s time to find the right one for you. You may not realize it, but there’s a whole world full of side gigs that you could actually start today.
The endless possibilities can be a bit overwhelming especially when you think about how many different paths your skillset could take you. So before I give you a long list of ideas to mill around, let me give you a couple easy steps to help you find the right side hustle for you.
Step 1: Make a list of your hobbies, talents, and skills.
Take 10 minutes and write down everything you love doing and everything you’re good at. This can range from creative skills or organization to what you do in your full-time job or even something you’d love to learn more about.
Step 2: Narrow that list down to one thing you can see yourself spending a lot of time on.
Remember, you’re starting a new business on top of your full-time job. That means this needs to be something you are passionate about. You need to be dedicated, excited, and unceasing with this. If you want it to turn into a full-time gig, you’re going to have to work when you’re tired, putting in extra hours on top of already busy days. But if it’s worth all the effort, you’ll know.
Step 3: The 10-Person Rule
The next step helps you know if your side gig is worth pursuing. The 10-Person Rule is all about reaching out to 10 people to ask some pretty basic questions about their interest in your project. Follow that link above to find out more.
Step 4: Start creating valuable content
Once you have your feedback from the 10-Person Rule, it’s time to get to work. You don’t have to immediately have a product ready to sell and you definitely don’t need business cards yet (ever?). Just put up a simple website and start creating valuable content. The audience you build by creating great content will form the foundation of your business in the future.
Ready to find the right side gig for you? Sometimes the hardest part is in coming up with the idea that will actually turn into income. We wouldn’t want you to get derailed before you even get started, so we put together a list of ideas for your new side hustle.
If you need a little inspiration to get your beautiful brain rolling (or to help you narrow down your list of hobbies, talents, and skills from above), here’s a list of 101 side hustles that can absolutely help you save up for a new house, start on the path to working for yourself, or get that sun-soaked vacation you’ve been dreaming of.
These are just 101 of the thousands of possible ideas for side hustles that can help you get your entrepreneurial juices flowing. No matter what you choose, remember the point of a side hustle is to help you build a better life, whatever that means to you. Make sure you choose a side hustle that will help you go after your goals, whether they’re related to your career, finances, health, or happiness.
If you could start a side hustle today, which one would you choose? What’s the number one obstacle in your way right now? Tell us about it in the comments!
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