Side-Hustle Ideas

Side-Hustle Ideas

Are you frequently job-hopping and opting for multiple part-time gigs over full-time careers? This lifestyle definitely involves some financial ebb and flow, but the ability to diversify your life and seek career fulfillment makes it all worthwhile. In addition, starting a side-hustle can be a great way to set aside money for launching your own business. Who knows, your side job may even grow to the point of becoming your full-time career! That said, if you find yourself strapped for cash, there are tons of ways to monetize skills or assets you already have at your disposal. We’ll dive into our top 5 recommended side-hustles to help you figure out the best way to supplement your income! Art or music lessons Teaching art or music lessons is a gratifying and super-flexible way to earn some money on the side. The great thing about this side-hustle is that you don’t really need a studio or dedicated lesson space -- you can host lessons in...
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Deciding to Find a New Job or Start a Business

Deciding to Find a New Job or Start a Business

Are You Bored? Granted, every day can’t be dancing with the stars or hitting a hole in one. Most jobs have their downsides: coordinating schedules, handling email, or keeping demanding people happy. But when the downsides overpower the pleasant parts of a job, you wake up one morning and realize the scales have tipped. You’re bored. Instead, of hating to shut down and go to bed, you dread to get up and go to work. Sure, you may enjoy the people around you, the physical environment, or the culture. But you discover the work no longer intrigues you, fulfills you, or gives you joy. You start to ask yourself questions: Is it too late to make a career change? How important is the money compared to my personal fulfillment? Or maybe even how long until retirement? Do Your Eyes Light Up About Other Projects? You may resign yourself to staying in a job that’s not your “dream job,” but that “makes sense” for the...
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25 Small Business Start-Up Ideas

25 Small Business Start-Up Ideas

If you dream of clocking out of your nine-to-five job for the last time and becoming your own boss, you’ve probably considered a variety of small business ideas. But, while you have plenty of passion, direction can be hard to find. 1. Handyman Are you always fixing things around the house? Often on call when friends need small projects completed? Put together a website, figure out what your time and expertise is worth, and start asking those thankful friends for referrals. 2. Woodworker Similarly, if you have a passion for crafting beautiful furniture or other home goods out of wood -- there’s demand for that. List a few of your pieces on sites like Etsy, eBay, or Craigslist. Once you build a following, consider starting a website, accepting custom orders, or expanding to refinishing work and upholstery. 3. Online dating consultant Dating consultants usually charge for their time. They help people create successful online dating profiles, source possible matches from outside normal online channels, and offer a level of...
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Escape the Hidden Enemy of Small Business Growth

Escape the Hidden Enemy of Small Business Growth

As small business owners, we sometimes have days in which we run short of time, money, patience, or expertise. Resources seem to be stretched thin or gone altogether. I recently watched a fascinating documentary which reminded me that we always have one unique resource on tap. We need only decide to use it. In the beginning of the Werner Herzog film, Little Dieter Wants to Fly, Dieter Dengler is shown habitually opening, closing, and re-opening doors—his car door, the front door to his house, interior doors.  An ex-prisoner of war, he does this as an intentional reminder to be grateful for the fact that he can open a door. His house is full of paintings of open doors and the exterior walls are mostly made of windows. No one is ever again going to lock him up or keep him in the dark. The film speaks volumes about the man’s life that can’t be conveyed in a short article. What I can relay however, is...
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