Having a side- gig is an ever increasing trend for current millennials. This is because this generation is more dynamic, can work more efficiently and generally tends to get bored if they find themselves in a job that offers limited creative space. We have put together 5 tips to help you run your side hustle successfully!
Choose something you love– it wont feel like work. Whatever your side-hustle is it has to be fuelled by a passion. This will help you to be able to put in the extra hours without feeling the pinch.
Understand that you are in control- You have all of the creative power! Allow yourself to do all of the things you ordinarily can not and set up the systems that you wish you had at your day job. Experiment and be willing to make mistakes- you have nothing to lose and loads to gain!
Eliminate time-wasters- Nothing is more taxing or harmful to your cause than time-wasters, you know the people who set up meetings and don’t show up or the others who are constantly dragging you back. If you can be firm about what you will and will not accept and if its proving difficult work around time-wasters until they realise their antiques!
Use technology to your advantage- Automate whatever you can. Use Social media platforms and outsource some activities in order to best maximize your own time and efforts.
Master the art of communication- Communicate effectively! No assumptions and certainly no passive-aggressive approaches. Speak with sensitivity whilst being direct to avoid hurt or confusion. Clarity is always appreciated and will get everything moving along swiftly.
Above all, own your hustle! Do your best at it and keep it true to who you are- success will follow! So get to it!
~ Deeply Driven