Side hustle, entrepreneur, odd job, startup, business owner…we hear these words and phrases constantly. Each one is defined slightly different, but have a lot in common. The main common thread is freedom. Freedom to work for yourself and/or have a creative outlet turning a hobby or passion into an income opportunity. So how do you do that if you never considered yourself an entrepreneur? How do you find this freedom if you don’t have a hobby or side hustle in mind that could turn into an income opportunity?
Some entrepreneurs are accidental business owners. Some side hustles or small business start-ups are created from necessity when there is a job loss or hours cut. Opportunity can certainly arise from unexpected situations! You do not need a business education or huge savings or loans to put action behind a business idea.
If you need a few ideas to kick around or general suggestions for marketing check out the details on Business Ideas – BIPS. And even more detailed ideas here.
I will be sharing more ideas and details soon, but the first step is to realize you are an entrepreneur. If you have had a garage sale, sold some furniture when moving, provided services like mowing or social media account expert…the list goes on an on, then you are an entrepreneur! Even if you don’t have a hobby in mind that could make you some extra money, you are capable of learning one.
First, ask yourself this – Do you want to work for yourself (if yes, part-time or full-time)? If you find yourself daydreaming of the opportunity to work for yourself; while working full-time elsewhere, utilize your ‘side hustle’ as a creative outlet or you would like to put in a 40 plus hour work week for yourself, with your own schedule, etc. it’s possible! Side hustle, odd jobs or small businesses are not get-rich-quick or less work, most of the time they are more work especially for one ‘man/woman’ shows! But you do have a new kind of freedom to set your hours, days off, and control business decisions without any major surprises (for the most part!). And hopefully you are doing something you enjoy!
So, do you? Do you want to work for yourself…what is holding you back? Please post your questions in the comments or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I’ve worked with small businesses, provided career advice, provided numerous resume edits, worked with hiring committees, I have my own small freelance business, my husband is a subcontractor and works for himself and I have a unique view of entrepreneurship and love encouraging others and answering questions!
Much more information to come soon! Thank you for reading.