Why You Should Start a Side Hustle Even if You’re Crazy Busy
What? Start a side hustle while I’m already working full-time, taking care of a family, having a social life, and trying to get enough sleep?
The idea of starting a side hustle while you already have so much going on in life might seem impossible. Trust me I get it. When I first had the idea to start a side hustle I was in graduate school and working a full-time job. Not to mention I was also planning a wedding.
It might seem like the logical thing for me to do was wait until I graduated from grad school, got married, and then only had to focus on work, but I completely believe that the things that matter to us shouldn’t be put off.
The thing about waiting until you have enough time is that we never actually have enough time. There are so many studies that show that people in their old age often regret not taking chances when they could. So, why keep putting off starting that business that’s always been in the back of your mind. Because truth be told, you will never have enough time. The only thing you can do is utilize the time you have now.
That’s why I want to encourage you to start a side hustle even if you’re crazy busy. It might seem impossible. It might be extremely stressful. The people around you might not understand why you’re putting effort into something while you already have so much going on.
Don’t worry about any of that. Some of the greatest businesses started as a side hustle. Your side hustle might just be the next great business. The only thing you need to do right now is to start.
By the end of this article, my goal is to convince you not only why you should start a side hustle, but also show you the value it can bring into your life if you start right now.
Here are the reasons why you should start a side hustle even if you are crazy busy.
1. You broke? Fix that!
A side hustle is a great opportunity to make extra cash. Some side hustles can make you money right away like Uber, Lyft, and Instacart. Other side hustles, like starting your own business, blogging, and e-commerce, take some time. It’s all worth it!
If you’re looking to make some quick cash with your side hustle, there are plenty of options to choose from. However, if you’re wanting to make something a little more long term that you can call your own, there are plenty of options for that as well.
Maybe, you’re not sure exactly sure which side hustle is right for you. You might need instant cash, but you might also want to have your own business down the line.
I totally get it!
That’s why I have compiled a list of over 70 side hustles that you can start this weekend. Some of the side hustles are the ones where you can start making instant money, and the others are business idea that you can grow over time.
To view all of your amazing options that list check out the epic list of side hustles.
To view all of your amazing options here is an Epic List of Side Hustles!
The best part is if you start your own side hustle that can eventually turn into your full-time job allowing you to chance to be your own boss.
2. It’s an investment in your future
If you start your own side hustle (business), it’s something you are doing for you. When you go to work at your day job, you’re working for someone else doing something you probably aren’t passionate about.
The job you have right now was someone else’s vision, someone else’s investment, and someone else’s success. Now imagine that you put your own vision to work and achieved success on something that you created.
That is the beauty of a side hustle.
Your side hustle can be anything you want it to be. Living in the modern age, there are so many resources available to help you start your business. Nowadays, you don’t even need a brick and mortar based company because of all the options the internet, websites, and blogging has for people who want to start some sort of side hustle.
There’s so many success stories of people’s lives changing because of their side hustle. You can be one too! Remember, you just have to start a side hustle even if you’re crazy busy.
3. Chance to be creative
Most jobs don’t allow for creativity. If you have a creative side, you can put it to use. I use my creativity in blogging and creating packaging for my e-commerce business.
Since my day job is an administrative desk job, my side hustle of running my blog allows me complete creative control for how I want things to look, the layout, the design, the colors, and the content.
The same goes for my e-commerce business. I get to choose the product, my packaging, the fonts that are used, and how to design the ad for promoting the product.
Without my side hustles, my creativity would be wasted.
If you’ve ever wanted something to call your own let it be your side hustle and give it your all. Remember, this can eventually change your life.
4. Do something that matters
We all have only 24 hours in a day. Do your 24 hours always matter?
In a book I read recently called Tuck Everlasting, there is a quote that says, “People got to do something useful if they’re going to take up space in the world.”
There is some real value in that quote. It got me thinking. What am I doing to add to the world? Thinking on that quote was the first time I realized that my side hustles were in fact adding value to the world.
I started my blog to help people chase their dreams while still managing full-time jobs and the responsibilities of everyday life. I get so many questions on how to do this or how to do that and I feel extremely grateful to be able to provide answers for my audiences.
The same thing goes for my e-commerce business. The product I currently sell is all-natural, hypoallergenic, safe for sensitive skin, and it’s organic. (If you are interested in seeing my product, here is a link to my Amazon page). It matters a lot to me to be able to provide organic alternatives to everyday products that we need. I feel like I have been able to help thousands of people by providing this product.
So, back to the quote. “People got to do something useful if they’re going to take up space in the world.” Maybe you don’t think your side hustle idea is helpful. But, if you can change just one person is it worth it? I think the answer is an absolute yes! So what are you waiting for?
Go out there and start a side hustle even if you’re crazy busy and you might just change some lives.
5. Use your talents…don’t bury them
There is this beautiful parable in the Bible called the Parable of the Talents. Now, maybe you aren’t someone who believes in the Bible or is religious. That’s not the point. This story is extremely relevant and relatable regardless of religion or spirituality.
In a nutshell, the story goes like this:
The master of a house was about to leave for a trip and before he left he gave his servants some talents (money). To one servant and he gave him five talents, to another servant it he gave him three talents, and the last servant he gave him one talent. The master then put the servants in charge of his goods.
While he was gone, the servants who received the five and three talents put the money to use and doubled their profits. Meanwhile, the servant who received only one talent buried his in the ground to keep it safe for when the master returned. Upon arriving home the master was extremely disappointed that the servant buried his one talent instead of using it for good.
Have you buried your talent instead of doubling it?
The people who take the talent they are given and go out and make a change are people like Mark Zuckerberg, Jeff Bezos, the person who started a bakery down the street, the stay at home mom who has a thriving website, the college student who pays for their tuition by driving Uber on the weekends, and so much more.
Don’t be the person who buries their talents and decides to play it safe. Nothing amazing ever comes from hiding away from opportunity.
Recommended: An Epic List of 70 Side Hustles!
6. A side hustle helps you focus on what’s important
I get it. You’re crazy busy! I am too. Literally, as I type this, I have two jobs that equal more than full-time hours. But, my dedication to start my side hustles have made me realize what’s important.
Since starting my side hustles, I’ve cut way down on procrastinating, spending pointless downtown watching TV, and being lazy. Instead, I’ve cultivated extremely meaningful relationships and have learned how to balance my time with work, school, and of course my side hustles.
With that said, it’s not easy.
That’s why having a side hustle business will make you see the things that really are important. For a while, I tried to give everything up so that I can focus more. That was not the way to go.
It’ll take some time for you to figure out what’s important and what you can cut out, but once you do you’ll be able to spend more dedicated focusing on your side hustle.
7. Multiple sources of income
We already talked about using a side hustle to not be broke, but what about when you’re doing okay financially?
A side hustle helps you gain multiple streams of income. The average millionaire has between 3 to 7 sources of income. Now, obviously, not everyone wants to be a millionaire, but it is nice to know that millionaires have multiple streams of income.
For you, those streams of income could be from your full-time job plus your side hustle. Or, this could be from having two side hustles. Basically the possibilities are endless. You just have to decide what you want to do and then make all that money!
8. Eventual full-time job
A side hustle does not have to say a side hustle. So many people have scaled their side hustles to their full-time job allowing them the chance to leave their corporate job and live the life they love.
There might be a day when you realize that what you have going is a long-term business venture. How amazing would it be to own your own business? A side hustle gives you that opportunity. The only thing you absolutely have to do is to start a side hustle even if you’re crazy busy.
The last thing you want is to wake up a year from now wishing you had started a year ago.
I can’t express enough how successful I want you to be!
If you have questions about how to start a side hustle please email me or leave a comment. If you just aren’t sure what side hustle to start remember to download the free epic list the side hustles to find the perfect one for you.