I’ve written extensively about the benefits of a side hustle and having multiple streams of income. A side hustle, also referred to as a side job or part-time job, is a great way to help you reach your financial goals. Whether you want to save up for a trip to Europe or pay down your student loan debt quicker, a side hustle can be a cornerstone to your success. Have you considered starting your own side hustle? Or perhaps you already have one? There are hundreds of different side hustles out there. Some you can do from the comfort of your own home and others require you to go on site. While some individuals prefer to work their side job from home, others find it more enjoyable to pick up work outside of the home.
The Benefits of Side Hustling From Home
There are obvious benefits that come with a work from home side hustle. The primary benefits include a flexible work schedule and the ability to work from the comfort of your own home. There is no need to worry about weather or traffic as you can sit on your couch in your pajamas while earning extra money. While those are rather obvious benefits that come with working from home, there are other desirable aspects as well. Working from home gives you the opportunity to be independent and focus solely on your own work. If your full time job takes place in a busy office full of distractions, a side hustle you can do from home can be a quiet reprieve and welcome change of environment.
Some of the more common work from home side hustles include freelance writing, being a virtual assistant, data entry, website and graphic design. The options are endless. You can even run your own side business from your home. A great example of this is my friend who runs her own successful cookie business out of her home in addition to working a full time job.
The Benefits of Side Hustling Out of the Home
While the benefits of a work from home side hustle may seem too good to pass up, there are benefits to side hustling outside the home as well. When you side hustle from home it can be difficult to stay focused on your work when a pile of laundry or television show is beckoning you. In addition, it can be hard to balance your work and personal time. When your side job is something you do outside the home it’s easier to maintain that balance.
In some cases a side hustle that occurs outside of the home is more likely to be engaging. It can give you the opportunity to meet and interact with new and different people. If you work alone in a cubicle all day long, finding a side hustle in a different environment may provide a more exciting atmosphere. Popular out of home side hustles include ride share driving, coaching, tutoring, bar tending, and working in a retail store.
Which type of side hustle is right for you?
A benefit to one person can be considered a drawback to someone else. Often time the type of side hustle that appeals to us is based on our personality and the types of activity we enjoy doing in our spare time. Additionally, the type of side hustle that is best for you can depend on your situation. If you work in a fast-paced and stimulating environment by day, a low key work from home side hustle may fit your needs and wants perfectly.
Do you prefer to work your side hustle from home or do you enjoy side hustling outside of the home?