To start a side hustle, you need to sit down and think about how much could you get away with. Although you know you have to experiment, it would be safer if you know when to push boundaries! As you move forward, you need to understand that side hustles are one of the best ways to increase your income fast. Seems like there is no other way to come out of a situation but setting up a side hustle that can later turn into a full time business unless you have other opportunities on line.
If you need money more than what you earn from your day job and you can’t secure a raise or a new job, I guess finding a side hustle can be the only solution or option for you at this moment. The first thing you do is to find the right side hustle that would motivate you to work hard and persevere amidst failures.
Generate a list of your skills and interests. Also, be honest about your availability and finances. Budget is everything and if you don’t have it, you should at least get a business partner that can help fund and grow the side hustle.
Be specific with the amount of additional income you want to earn in a month. Whether you are paying a mortgage debt, saving up for an international holiday or simply wanting to replace your day job, you need to be clear about your income goals.
While being hopeful in making money with a side hustle can be a great motivator, you may not be making additional income right away. If it is blogging, then you may not be making anything at all for months or a year.
Figure out what you want to do and which kind of side hustle you are capable of selling. Some can be quick and short term. Some may take time to build. Depending on your time and availability, you need to find a side gig you can grow with your current situation.
Another way to overcome your fear about starting a side hustle is to work on your mindset and remove the horrid feeling of fear. You can likely earn money on your own terms but you have to work on your attitude and mindset so you be able to eliminate negativity and give your 100% focus on your new business.
What I did before was watch YouTube inspiring videos with a pen and paper. Even today, I watch inspirational videos and take note of the things that literally inspires me. The idea is to get inspired and help me move forward.
Unfortunately, most of us think we cannot do it. It is true that negativity usually creeps in at a time you are trying to prepare for your future. When you watch inspirational videos, write down amazing ideas and read it over and over again.
Write down what you think can help you change your mindset and attitude towards life. Read articles and news about your planned venture. Ask around. Network and connect with people who knows more about the project.
Spend some time away from distractions, especially your mobile phone and visualize your actions. Get enough sleep and exercise. You need your energy to move forward and grow your business.
Ideas are not totally refined. They would never be. Imagine technology upgrade and how it changes the business landscape these days. This means one thing – do not be such a perfectionist.
Failures are part of learning. Evaluate your business strategy, your tools and your system. Somehow somewhere out there is the key to your success. Never stop learning even if you fail at times. Failure is part of success!
Listen to people who had been there before you and learn. Observe how they set up their business. Listen about their woes and pains. Try to simplify the process. Repeat and rinse.
There are days your stress levels may be too high. Lack of focus and multitasking can be two obvious causes. Simplify your life. Simplify your tasks. Get organize and reduce the clutter.
We become afraid when we have too many on our plates but less time to do it. The technique is to focus or work at one task at a time. Tackle the small problems first and then build the momentum from there.
Keep picking new ideas along the way. People have a lot of ideas to offer. You need their inputs to make a business work. Keep pushing and keep connecting.
Beat the fears that are holding you back. Fear is normal. Not doing anything about it is cowardly attitude. Many people fear failure and rejection.
Some of these fears are baseless. They are just our human thoughts turning negative again. Do you know that fear is the greatest barrier to success?
Feel the fear but do it anyway. Remember, no guts no glory. Avoid people who are not like you for neighbors or even as an acquaintance. The list may go on and on but make sure you got your perfect friends surrounding you.
Arm yourself with the people who would feel the fear and do it anyway so you also just have to do it. What I am trying to say is that you ignore the fear and just go for it. Don’t let a single opportunity that can make your life a better one pass by.
The trick is to be in the moment. Do not get caught up worrying about what might happen or you will lose your focus. Remove your thoughts of past mistakes and failures. Keep your focus on the right now!
Conquering fear can be intimidating and overwhelming. Just take baby steps and feel good about what you have done. Whether the results are good and bad, you did your best so learn from it.
Every single thing you do should be well thought. Although it might not be well planned, take the next step and move forward in baby steps. Build upon each success or each failure. Close your eyes, open your heart and do it with passion!