A few weeks ago I wrote a post advising “you” to get a side business. I have always loved this advice when I read it in magazines, the newest version of it says that high school and college “kids” should get an eBay business. What a great way to learn about business – fulfillment, customer service, pricing, promotion, vendor relations, income potential, risk… the list goes on and on!
After that post I got a comment from someone who warned about jumping in and starting your own gig. I certainly don’t want to give a false impression that it’s all roses, and it isn’t a tactic for everyone. I love the idea because I don’t want to depend on one employer for my income, especially since I tend to live paycheck to paycheck.
It’s hard, and most business fail early on. Whether it’s a multilevel company, selling homemade doggy biscuits or a service company, there isn’t much that’s easy about getting it up and sustainable.
But imagine what could happen if you could supplement your income by a few hundred, or a thousand, bucks each month.
Last night I chatted with a buddy who is a social/clinical worker who has a side gig where he works one night a week and pulls in about $1,000 a month. Nice supplement.
It takes time from his family and energy and effort to do the job right. I know that many of you have skills or talents that you could “sell” to others – what are they? Bookkeeping? Web design? Ghost writing? Jewelery making or dog walking? These are all things that can cushion your not-so-stable income.
what do you think? Are you ready to hang your shingle and start your side business?