I had the pleasure of chatting with side hustle master and best-selling author Chris Guillebeau from Side Hustle School for this episode, and it’s honestly one of my favourites.
If you know me, then you know I am all about the side hustle. It could because I’m just another typical millennial who needs to earn more to afford $10 bottles of organic juice and my expensive Uber habit (sarcasm, if you didn’t get that), but it’s actually because things have changed a lot since the last generation.
It’s not longer possible to stick with a job for 40 years and retire with a cushy pension. Now, if you want to be able to afford to live in an expensive city (and actually enjoy city living), travel, save up to buy a home and invest for your retirement, most likely your full-time job income won’t be enough. That’s where the side hustle comes in.
But here’s the thing, as Chris explains a side hustle isn’t just a second-job at night or on the weekends. It’s about starting your own mini-business that either sells products or offers a service that matches your skill-set and meets a need not currently being met on the market.
If you’ve ever thought about starting a side hustle, but was too afraid to start, didn’t know where to start, or thought if you start one you’d have to keep it forever (newsflash, you can stop it whenever you want), then Chris shares his wisdom and boy is it juicy.
He also literally wrote the book on side hustles called Side Hustle: From Idea to Income in 27 Days, so make sure to buy or check out a copy from the library because it’s not just about side hustles in theory. It’s about how to take action and what steps to take to get yours going.