I’ve read several books on side hustles over the years. Chris Guillebeau is one of my favorite authors in this space. I love his book $100 Startups and The Side Hustle. If you’ve read them, then you know exactly what I’m talking about.
But if you haven’t, here’s why:
Reason #1: You Can Develop A Skill You Want To Have
You may be working a job that you have to have but are not fulfilled by it. The reason may be you aren’t doing things you want to do in that job.
Starting a side hustle is the best way to develop those skills. If you want to learn how to speak in front of people try to teach in a classroom as an adjunct instructor as an example.
Reason #2: You Can Have a Creative Outlet Away From the Norm
Everyone needs something away from the daily routine and grind for themselves. It helps balance you out and allows you to recover and regain strength to go back to your normal life.
Having a side hustle can help you with your creative side. You can explore and try things you wouldn’t normally try just to stimulate the right side of your brain.
Reason #3: You Can Make Some Extra Money
The focus doesn’t have to be on money but it definitely can help if you make some money from your side hustle. A lot of people need extra money for all kinds of reasons so applying your gifts and talents to a venture that can bring you some extra dollars doesn’t hurt at all.
I believe everyone should have a side hustle, from the CEO to the janitor, so they can be productive and continue to learn.