Freelancers place a high premium on their time—at least those of us who don’t want to be stuck pulling consecutive all-nighters do. Unfortunately, however, we also don’t have a whole team to help with the administrative heavy lifting: there’s just you, your laptop and the cat—and we all know that cats don’t make the most helpful coworkers. Add that all together and you have a recipe for frustration, unless you take steps to reduce the amount of time you spend on repetitive, time-intensive tasks.
When you think of millennials, do you think of “side hustles?” I sure do.
I find that the majority of my peers are involved in some sort of side gig to bring in extra cash or expand their skill set.
I’m no exception—I’ve worked on side hustles both while in school and while working full-time jobs.
Many people think that side hustles can do damage to your school or work performance due to their time requirements; however, if you manage your time effectively, only benefits result. While side hustling in college, I still managed to get on the dean’s list and, while building a business alongside my full-time job, I was recognized for multiple quarterly achievements.
Today, a side hustle isn’t just limited to bartending on the weekends like your best friend used to do in college.
Sure, a side hustle can mean bringing in some extra cash. But it’s really so, so much more.
A side hustle refers to a project you pursue in addition to your 9-to-5 job. A side hustle allows you to push the boundaries in terms of what you can do.