[A056] Life’s Magical Cure: Pursue a Side Hustle

Do you have to start a side hustle to achieve financial independence? Here’s a practical look at the realities of starting a side gig.

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According to CareerBuilder, 29% of workers have side hustles. Chances are, if you spend any time online trying to figure out how to make more money, you have heard of a side hustle.

Indeed, a side hustle can be a way to earn a little extra cash. But it’s not the magical cure that many hucksters claim. Before you jump into someone else’s idea of what it means to make money, remember that “hustle” means “scam.”

You can do well with a side gig, but you need to be careful about how you proceed.

Concepts

  • Why are side hustles so popular, anyway?
  • How technology makes it easier than ever to make money with a side hustle.
  • Examination of how a side hustle can migrate into a lifestyle business.
  • Difference between a side hustle and a hobby.
  • A look at the history of side gigs and how they’ve changed over the years.
  • Downsides of a side hustle.
  • Understanding the impact a side gig can have on your life.
  • How to know when it’s time to give up on your side gig.

Use our “do nows” tips on figuring out if a side job makes sense for you. We also have ideas for helping you figure out exactly how which side hustles make the most sense for you. Our latest listener question addresses how to get a S.O. involved with your gig.

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Resources

Millennials and side gigs
Income and the “American Dream”
Hosted byHarlan Landes and Miranda Marquit
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Edited and mixed bySteve Stewart
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[A056] Life’s Magical Cure: Pursue a Side Hustle was last modified: March 3rd, 2017 by Harlan and Miranda

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