Whether you call it a second job or a side hustle, the truth is you can earn extra income in your free time with the skills you have now. What you do doesn’t have to be complicated–sometimes you can even have more fun than your “real job.” But most importantly, a side hustle can help eliminate debt and launch you toward Financial Freedom.
The beauty of starting a side hustle is you don’t have to quit your full-time job. You can continue to enjoy the consistent income and benefits of your current work situation while pursuing your dreams. Many entrepreneurs start this way and eventually turn the side gig into their main gig. Don’t think you have to choose one over the other!
We talk about earning extra income to eliminate debt faster in Financially Fit Bootcamp, but what does that look like in real life? Can an average person really create lasting change from taking on a side hustle?
The answer is a resounding ‘YES!’ And getting started is easier than you think.
Take A Skills Inventory
Take 15 minutes of uninterrupted time to write down every skill you have. No skill is too strange or too unimportant. This list is just help you generate ideas that could lead to a profitable side hustle.
Can you tutor students in a specific subject? Dust off those Organic Chemistry skills you learned in college to help other students get ahead in their classes. Check out online platforms such as Tutor.com and Wyzant.com to offer your skills to people ready to pay for your expertise.
Are you bilingual? Great! Even if you’re not, there are multiple services that need native speaking tutors to help language learners. Explore more options on sites such as Learn4Good, Remote.co and Cambly.com.
Still feeling stuck? Ask your three closest friends what skills you have that they would pay you for. The answers might surprise you.
What Do You Love?
Dr. Tony is the co-founder of MindShift.money and the best-selling author of three books on personal and business finances. Having achieved Financial Freedom at 27, Dr. Tony believes that through Financially Fit Bootcamp and Cash Flow Cure everyone can get there. He has made it his life’s mission to help others live a life where their money works for them—not the other way around.