BY: MARIANNA MILKIS-EDWARDS
A side hustle is a rite of passage into the adult world. It means that a) you’ve gotten so good at something that is or isn’t related to your day job that someone wants to pay you for it; and b) you’ve gotten such a firm grip of your daytime responsibilities that switching gears for some more work later in the day and on the weekends isn’t a big deal or is worth it because, see a).
No doubt that if you’ve been working, you have considered moonlighting. We probably don’t need to sell you on all the benefits of a side hustle that include but aren’t limited to more cash, more padding on your resume, and more connections. But just in case you’ve only now started contemplating a side gig, here are the 5 reasons you definitely should.
Ok, are you sold? Do I see you frantically retyping your resume, dollar signs in your eyes? That’s the spirit! But before your dive nose-first into the wonderful world of more work, here are the top 5 challenges of the side-hustler life you should be aware of to succeed!
If you’ve been contemplating a side hustle, give it a try! It’s not for everyone but if you are the one up for an extra challenge and all the rewards that come with it, welcome to the grind.
Below are the 3 best tips to (side) hustle like you mean it, including where to find your next gig, from yours truly who has had a side hustle throughout her whole career and became a co-founder of a startup where she moonlighted first.