Want to start your own side hustle? No problem. Because anyone, even your average Joes, can choose any side hustle they want. But, the question is: how do you find out which ones will help you thrive?
Well, here are some questions for you to ponder:
What is your long-term goal or vision?
Your vision will not only fuel your passion to move forward but it will also help you make clearer and more profitable choices in the future. You should, however, start small by achieving smart short-term goals first.
Smart short-term goals aren’t created by mere emotions and hunches. They’re planned carefully to achieve your long-term goals. They’re supposed to be specific, measurable, attainable, relevant and trackable.
For example, if you’re long-term goal is to set up a graphic design studio, you should hone your design skills by joining classes and by building your own portfolio. You can also attend classes on finance should you want to have a better understanding of the business side of your studio.
How much time are you willing to give for your part-time job?
Side hustles certainly aren’t for everyone. It’s for people who’re willing to alot some of their precious time for their long-term goals. It’s for people who have great time management skills.
But, if you’re one of those who still needs to polish your management skills, there’s no need to don’t worry. There are plenty of apps that can help you. You can even track your time by keeping a journal. From there, find out what time you’re always free and idle. Then, consider taking a bit of them for your side gig.
Do you have the tools to help you achieve your goals?
Before you choose your side hustle, you should never forget to lay out the tools that can help you all throughout your part-time gig. You should also keep in mind that not all side gigs are the same and so it’s only natural that all of them require a different set of tools. For instance, graphic designers may need to have powerful laptops in their homes while blog writers might only need durable, economic ones.
There will be thousands of options for you and some of them might be too expensive for you. So, choose wisely and do these simple things to find the right tools: Take note of the tools that you’ll need throughout your side gig and then, invest in them.
What are your strengths and weaknesses?
Your side gig should complement your strengths and weaknesses. Otherwise, you won’t be able to deliver your best output and you might even waste most of your time. For instance, if you’re good in web development, you should try to set up your own web design studio — not an e-commerce business — at least not yet.
You don’t have to be stuck in one side hustle. You should continue to hone your own abilities while finding new ones. It will eventually benefit you in the future and after all, the society around us doesn’t stop evolving too–new skills will be needed sooner than you think!
Do you have working experience?
An industry experience isn’t really required for new side hustlers. However, if you want to work on challenging projects, sharpen your abilities or gain more income, you should consider building a robust resume. This will help find investors, employees, and even mentors.
Building a solid resume, though, isn’t as easy as you think. You’ll have to start small especially if you’re just starting out. You can start working on your resume by doing non-profit activities, earning certificates and if you’re into writing, perhaps you should compile your poems, haikus, and essays.
It’s Your Turn To Decide
Now that we’ve laid out some questions for you to ponder, we hope that you’ll be able to find the right side hustle for you. But, if you’re still unsure what path to take or if you have suggestions to add, please do leave us a message. We’d love to talk about side hustles with you!