Wouldn’t it be nice to have multiple streams of income? Even better, wouldn’t it be nice to make money doing something you love? Creating a side hustle not only can stimulate your bank account but can stimulate your mind and soul.
Here’s why you need to start your own side hustle TODAY:
1. It will help you explore networking opportunities
Going to the same job every day doesn’t allow for you to meet new people. Side hustles give you the opportunity to meet different people every day. Whether you are looking for mentors in your industry or you attend meetups of like-minded individuals, you have unlimited opportunities to meet new people.
This could help you make new friends or even new career connections. You never know who you are going to meet and how it would change your life.
2. You’ll discover talents and passions you didn’t know you had
If you picked a career path when you were 18, there’s a good chance you had no idea who you were or what you were capable of doing. Many people choose a job because it’s what’s available, not because it’s what they really want to do.
Working at the same job for decades or staying in the same line of work for your entire career can get you stuck in a rut. After 20 years in an office setting, you aren’t likely to suddenly discover a hidden talent or buried passion.
There’s a good chance your current job doesn’t use all of your resources to their fullest. A side hustle may help you discover you’re a great salesperson or that you’ve got a real knack for solving tech issues. But you won’t know that about yourself unless you do something different.
3. You’ll learn valuable skills
Learning new skills through your current employer usually becomes more about attending workshops or classes–rather than building new talents. Doing something new makes you smarter.
Starting a side hustle may give you an opportunity to learn a whole new skill set. And you might find that those skills make you an even more valuable employee in your day job.
4. Create passive income
This is why a business is different than a job. A business creates PASSIVE income. That means you make money while you sleep.
Over the years, I’ve seen this happen for many bloggers and network marketers. And I’ve done it myself. When you own a business, it makes money every single month, whether you work or not. Say you have a family emergency and someone gets sick or you are going through a move… the ability to take time off and not have to work is such a blessing.
5. Work anytime, from anywhere
Wouldn’t you love to be able to fund a family trip to Costa Rica or Australia or the south of France? Wouldn’t it be awesome to be able to spend summers in Hawaii or Italy? And what if you didn’t have to work 9-5 and you could work flexible hours, and maybe stay home and homeschool your kids?
Guess what… you can! When you work for yourself, especially when you have a location-independent business like network marketing or blogging, you can literally work from anywhere. And your schedule is your own. I love that I can take off on a Monday to go on a trip toSpain or Greece. And next February, I’m planning a trip to New Zealand!