Knowledge Bomb: The Side Hustle


September 20, 2018

In this day and age, it’s never been easier to set up a side hustle – paid work that supplements your main job. There are a lot of tools that help you get started quickly, and many more that can connect you to clients all around the globe. 

A good number of our members have these paying side hustles. Many of them are making and doing incredible things, too. 

Successful side hustles aren’t easy, though, so we gathered everyone together in September to talk through doing them well. We asked questions around what they are, how to do them, and strategies that help you do great work and keep your sanity. 

Why have a side hustle? 

The answers are pretty varied. Our members have picked up extra gigs because:

From getting out of debt to finding more fulfillment, our members pick up jobs because they’re aiming for some big goal. Or a nice mailbox surprise: 

Pricing your side hustle

A lot of members pick up a side hustle for extra cash flow, so we delved into pricing during our chat. When it comes to setting rates, here’s what the community has learned: 

Make sure you’re not undercharging. Talk to other people in your field, do some research, and experiment with raising your rates.

Defining blurred lines and boundaries

The things members work on outside of their day jobs are pretty darn cool. That can make it really hard to set boundaries and get full-time work done. 

Luckily, members had some great thoughts on how to do this:

Two words that came up often were priorities and time management. You have to have those to balance multiple types of work. (Check out the Productivity session recap for more great related thoughts!)

Be careful about how and when you hustle

Side hustles are incredibly rewarding. They’re also incredibly challenging. For example, it’s pretty easy to get yourself into this situation:

It’s also important to mention that side hustles aren’t for every person or every season. Here are some things to consider if you’re asking if a side hustle is right for you:

Remember, don’t start something if you can’t deliver on it, or struggle to deliver what’s already on your plate! 

Find your people

If you’re already a member, join in our on next Slack Session by joining the #Slack_Sessions channel. You can read through past chats and see when the next one is scheduled. We’re better when we work together, so we’d be delighted to see you in the next one. 

If you’re not a member, did you know you can schedule a free tour to check out our space and meet some of our people? Set up a time – we’d love to show you around! 

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