4 Tips for Finding a Side Hustle

4 Tips for Finding a Side HustleThe words “side hustle” may not be new to your ears anymore. By side hustle means that it doesn’t have to make a significant amount of money or a huge side-business. It can be anything that contributes to your finances and, at the same time, to your personal growth. It can be as simple as writing blogs, teaching music to kids, or selling your works of art online.

Finding a side hustle can help you in more ways than one. Besides the fact that it can help you build your savings or cover for some of your expenses, it can also help develop your skills and enrich your experiences. It’s also an excellent way to venture into something without your full commitment or compromising your full time job.

So, how do you find a side hustle?

Think about what you’re passionate about
For some people, a side hustle means doing another job besides their full time job to earn extra cash. For instance, they’d sign up as a cashier at a local cafe or apply to wait tables. While there’s certainly nothing wrong with that, it’s important to note that you don’t necessarily have to take any jobs to earn money on the side. Why? Because you can earn extra cash by doing something that you love.

Therefore, before you start going through the listings of part time jobs online, try to think about what interests you first. Think about what you’re passionate about, what things you love doing. Who knows, this passion of yours might just be what will help earn extra.

Understand what the side job is for
To further help you find the gig that is for you, go back to the very reason why you actually need a side job. Let’s say you need it to earn extra income. But how much of an extra income do you really need? What financial goals do you need to achieve? By establishing your financial goals and motivation for looking for a side hustle, narrowing down your options will be easier.

Determine the hours you can dedicate for the side job
Another important factor you need to consider when looking for a side job is the schedule or the hours you can actually dedicate for it. Which hours during the weekdays are you mostly free? Do you have the entire weekend to spend working part time? Or do you need something that will allow you more flexibility?

Start searching and take the searching seriously
Even when you’re looking for a part time job, you have to take the job search as seriously as you would when looking for a full time job. Update your resume if that’s required and prepare everything else that’s needed for the screening process. If it involves an interview, be ready for an interview, too and take time to practice if necessary.

Feel the need to land a part time job to cover some important expenses or need something to help you boost your skills and experiences? Use this guide to help you find a side hustle you’d love in no time!

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Alan Carniol

Alan is the creator of Interview Success Formula, a training program that has helped more than 80,000 job seekers to ace their interviews and land the jobs they deserve. Interviewers love asking curveball questions to weed out job seekers. But the truth is, most of these questions are asking about a few key areas. Learn more about how to outsmart tough interviewers by watching this video.