These days having a side hustle is about as ubiquitous as Starbucks. A side hustle is a great way to help you achieve your financial goals. You can earn extra money to build a travel fund, pay down debt, or even save up to remodel your kitchen. Have you thought about starting your own side hustle, but aren’t sure where to begin? Perhaps you’re not sure what type of side hustle is right for you. Check out these tips to get you started.
Combine Your Skills and Hobbies
Ideally a side hustle combines a skill you possess with an activity you enjoy. For example, one of my side hustles is driving for Uber, Lyft, and SideCar. It’s a great way to combine my skills and interests. I have a great time interacting with fun and interesting people and I’m a skilled and courteous driver who knows the area well. That is why I consider rideshare driving a perfect side hustle.
A good first step to finding your perfect side hustle is brainstorming a list of your skills and interests. Be specific and creative. Think about areas in which you have extensive knowledge. Ask yourself if there has ever been a resource or service you needed that wasn’t available. If you can fill that need, you’ve discovered your side hustle. Add to your list when you think of new skills and interests, and eventually an idea will emerge from your list.