As the holiday season comes to a close, you may be finding yourself where many are finding themselves- in spender’s remorse. Maybe you overcharged your credit card with holiday gifts that far exceeded your budget. Or hit up all the spectacular post-holiday sales for a stylin’ new wardrobe. Perhaps you even found yourself stopping every morning for one of those $6 Starbucks Gingerbread Lattes to get yourself into the holiday spirit (I know, they’re so good!). Whatever the situation, I’m sure you were also hoping that the stroke of midnight would not only bring a brand new year but also Cinderella-like powers that would magically erase all your debt with it.
Welp. Nothing crushes our big vision and mile-long resolutions list more than waking up on January 1st to see our bank account, credit score, and card balances have all tagged along for the new year adventures. While 2022 may not have come with a completely blank slate, it has come with lots of new opportunities. So why not make this the year you start a side hustle? Do you have a passion project everyone just goes gaga over? Maybe there’s an idea you just can’t get out of your head and every time you bring it up to your friends they say “omg, you should totally start a business!” Or what about a secret talent you’ve been holding onto that you could begin monetizing?
Side hustles are the latest trend and for good reason! If you’re serious about making this the year you prioritize your financial goals, then here’s why side hustles are the way to go.
- Make your own rules. A side hustle gets to be what you want it to be! As mentioned above, it will most likely be a current hobby or talent that you can monetize. That’s the beauty of side hustles, they’re intended to be a creative outlet that’s both enjoyable and easy. Plus you get to set your own schedule, your own productions, and your own pace.
- Create new connections. Exploring different revenue paths through a variety of industries can simultaneously expand your network. From clients to other sellers in the field, you could wind up meeting some influential people who want to help you achieve your goals. As they say “you don’t know until you try!” so put yourself in the game and see what opportunities become available for you just for showing up. You may be surprised about what you attract.
- Bring in extra cash! Who could say no to extra cash? Seriously. Imagine taking home even just an extra $100 a week? What would that do for you and your financial goals? It’s completely possible when you launch a side business. I believe that life is meant to be lived. When we’re constantly stressed about money and living paycheck to paycheck, we tend to deprive ourselves of life’s little luxuries. Having extra streams of income can open up more space to not only make progress towards reducing debt, but also have some fun while doing it!
See, side hustles aren’t all about cold DM’s and cringey sales pitches. They can be fun, freeing, and absolute game changers when it comes to accelerating your new year’s plans. I personally love side hustles and have seen them help others get out of debt, stop living paycheck to paycheck and build up a savings account. It truly turned the tables around for me when I realized I wasn’t limited to how much I could earn, that I could also have several streams of income. We always have a choice on how we want to design our lives. What will yours be?
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