Side hustles (a term I first heard from Pam Slim of Escape from Cubicle Nation) are all the rage these days. A side hustle is anything you are doing outside of your full-time job (you know…the one that pays the bills), and often involves an entrepreneurial enterprise of some sort — something you’re building on your own for personal satisfaction and for profit.
As Pam says, “Everybody needs a side hustle.”
Side hustles are great for the following reasons:
1. They allow you to experiment with business ideas without the pressure of trying to make your full income from them right away.
2. They are great for self-expression and self-identity — you get to build a business (or a blog) around something you are passionate about; you get to be your own boss and set your own strategy.