You may have heard the term side hustle thrown around here and there. It is a term that has both positive and negative connotations. Positive because a side hustle is a way to make extra money on your own terms. Negative because in the gig economy it’s unfortunate that individuals can’t make a decent living without having some kind of side job.
It’s called a side hustle because you need to have hustle or drive to succeed with you side gig. Since this isn’t just a second job with a different boss looking over your shoulder, everything pertaining to your side hustle depends on you. A positive outlook and self motivation are essential to making it work.
Typically a side hustle starts with a small monetary investment. More often than not, they start out as bare bones endeavors.