Over the past few weeks I’ve heard two different entrepreneurs reference a “side hustle” as part of their entrepreneurial journey. After I heard it the first time, I didn’t think much of it but when it came up a second time, I realized it’s more of a thing than I thought. Naturally, the next step was to Google it and sure enough there’s even a Side Hustle Nation touting the ability to “build job-free income.” Thinking more about it, it makes sense to reference a side job that’s separate from the normal day-to-day activities as something new.
Here are a few thoughts on entrepreneurs and a side hustle:
- Working full-time on a startup is much more effective than being part-time, even if it means valeting cars
- A side hustle is a great way to dabble in different areas, especially if you can learn a new skill like selling
- Building an eBay business is a good side hustle to get in the entrepreneurial game
- Making money on the side shouldn’t be confused with being an entrepreneur
The next you hear someone mention a side hustle, ask about their goals and see if you can help them become a full-time entrepreneur. A side hustle can be a good way to make money but it’s often better to figure out how to be a full-time entrepreneur sooner.
What else? What are some other thoughts on side hustle?