The Side Hustle Revolution
What is the side hustle revolution and why should you be part of it?
In today’s economy, more and more jobs are being contracted. Freelancers and temp work is becoming the norm. By 2030 half of all workers are predicted to be working as contract hire. Long term employment will go to creative, team players who can show their expertise and accomplishments.
Even if you love your job, advancement will probably come by taking a more responsible position with a different business. When you are no longer growing in your present job, talk to your boss about how you can better serve the company. If your job is a dead end, it is time to look for another job.
Why do you need a side hustle?
We need resilience in our lives. We need an income adequate to deal with all the unforeseen emergencies we have in our lives. Whether it is an illness or a loss of a job, a side income that can be scaled up to deal with the emergency and make a world of difference. You need a passive income generated from multiple sources of income. A side hustle can provide that flexibility.
Your purpose in life will determine what your side hustle should be.
Having a side hustle can provide financial resilience in your life.
What kind of side hustle is appropriate to you? How can you determine if you are on the right path?
I believe you must live life with purpose. Know the one most important thing you want to accomplish in your life at any given time.
Be sure you understand your values. They should provide you guidance in choosing your purpose. Your values are well established by the time you are in your 20s. Your purpose will evolve with time. Some people call it mindfulness. Be sure to take the time to understand what is most important to you now.
What do you have to do now to accomplish your purpose? Your most important task is what you must work on today. Your purpose should be the inspiration for your side hustle.
Be consistent, work on your side hustle every day. How much time you can spend will depend on all the urgent stuff you must accomplish. You may only be able to devote a half hour to your side hustle. But be consistent. Work on your business a little bit every day.
The skills you need
Today, you cannot afford to ignore the internet. Whether you are an individual trying to advance your career, a local business trying to attract customers or a freelancer needing to develop a network of loyal clients you need a website and an audience who want what you offer.
Most importantly, you need to build a trusting, helpful relationship with people who share your interests. Never underestimate the power of saying thank you.