Today I Learned...
- Finding a side hustle that you love starts with identifying your passions.
- Think about your life experiences and what you have learned from them. By doing so, you can identify recurring themes that might be useful to incorporate into a business plan for a new side hustle idea.
- Research different types of side hustles online to get an idea of what is possible and how to get started.
eady to start your side hustle? Good! But if you've never thought about starting a business before, it can be overwhelming.
So let me give you some advice: Start with your passions. If there's something you enjoy doing or something that makes you feel good, there's probably a market for turning it into a service that other people would use as well.
Here are 4 steps to finding a side-hustle that you'll love:
1. Ask yourself what brings you joy.
The first step is to ask yourself, "What brings me joy?" Your side hustle should be something you enjoy doing!
If your side hustle is something you don't find fulfilling, it's going to feel like a chore. You'll dread working on it and never want to see it again. The goal here is not just to make money, but also to find something that brings you joy. The more time and energy we put into our passions, the more likely we are to succeed at them!
So when choosing your side hustle idea ask yourself: Does this sound like something I'd enjoy doing for years? If the answer is no, move on to the next option—there are plenty of ideas out there waiting for you!
2. Think about your life experiences.
Finding a side-hustle that you love is all about knowing yourself, so start by thinking about your life experiences. Ask yourself:
- What have you learned from your past experiences?
- What have you done that you are proud of?
- What have you done that you are ashamed of?
- What have you learned from your mistakes and failures?
- How can this help the side hustle idea that will come out of it?
Are there any recurring themes here (e.g., people skills, salesmanship, etc.) that might be useful to incorporate into a business plan for a new side hustle idea?
If you think back on all of these things, it should be pretty clear what kind of work environment would be best for you—and from there, it’ll be easy to find a job or business that fits your personality and interests.
3. Get some advice from people you already know.
This is a great way to get some initial feedback on your idea. You can also ask them if they have any contacts that could help you with your venture, and hopefully, they'll be able to offer advice on how best to proceed.
In addition, there are tons of people out there running their own businesses or working on projects in their spare time. Ask them what they do, how they got started, and how much money they make from their side-gig. This will help give you an idea of what's possible with your own business or project, which can be super helpful when it comes time to start planning out your own!
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4. Research side hustle ideas online.
There are a number of websites that list different types of side hustles and offer tips on how to get started.
Some examples include Forbes and Business Insider, which both have lists of successful side hustles, as well as how much money they've made for their owners. GetSetUp provides courses that teach people how to start their own businesses from scratch, including tips on finding profitable ideas. Learn More: GetSetUp Small Business Classes
You don’t have to know exactly what direction you want your side hustle to take right away—you just need an idea.
Once you have a general concept of what your business could be about, take some time to think about what would make it successful. We hope this article helped your start thinking about what type of side hustle you could get started in!