I read so much information on how to make a hobby or skill into a side-hustle or an extra way to have income. I believe that this can be done. I see it every day.
You have your regular shift workers selling papers to tamales, typing resumes to cutting grass. But I’m here to say – it ain’t gonna be easy! You have to have stamina, determination and organizational skills that would put Big Bang Theory’s Shelton Cooper to shame.
My side gig? Well, at one time I worked my regular job and had two writing assignments. One assignment required eight pieces be submitted monthly and the other was a quarterly medical journal in which I served as a columnist and editor. It took all of the qualities listed above to make it and you best believe I didn’t start out that way. But I soon learned that with stamina, determination and keen organization skills that I could make things work.
And finally, I believe that if I could do it, anybody could. Find your niche. Talk it up to supportive friends or mull around to see where your skills are most needed. Make a plan, adjust it where appropriate and stick to it.
Here are a few links that I found helpful. Best wishes! Oh, and if others have found some other handy tips or leads, let me know about those too.