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Side Hustle

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Are you ready to test the entrepreneurial waters? Learn how to start a side hustle or freelance gig.

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The Value of Home-Based Businesses to Economic Recovery

The challenge of America’s economic recovery, in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, is to spread it to every community – and especially those that have been historically excluded. The key to meeting that challenge is to appreciate the civic and economic value of an overlooked resource: home-based businesses. There are about 16 million home-based...
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How to Bootstrap Your Side Hustle into a 6-Figure Business

How do you successfully bootstrap a side hustle into a six-figure business? Building a wildly profitable business is simpler than you might think. With the right business model and strategy, you can build a successful side hustle that doesn’t require any external funding and turn it into your full-time job.  Here’s how I did it...
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11 Reasons Why You Need a Side Hustle

Side hustles aren’t new, but they’re more popular than ever. Especially now, with so many ways to make money online, more and more people are deciding to pursue a side hustle.  A 2021 survey from Dollarsprout showed that 57% of Americans have a side hustle. Why is this becoming more common? While everyone has their...
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How to Channel Your Skills and Find Your Best Side Hustle

Are you ready to test the waters of entrepreneurship? Start with a side hustle. Having a side hustle gives you security, reassurance, diversity of income, and most importantly, it gives you the possibility for something more than just the mindless 9 to 5. Since a side hustle is really a business at it’s core, I’m going...
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Why Diversifying Your Income Provides More Opportunities in the Long Run

One of the most common reasons people pursue the path of entrepreneurship is to achieve financial security and independence. If the events of the COVID-19 pandemic have taught us anything, it’s that anyone -- regardless of role, company, industry, or region -- can quickly find themselves without a job, and subsequently without a primary source...
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5 Lessons This Entrepreneur Learned Building a Side Hustle

Like many entrepreneurs, I knew I wanted to run my own company from early on. I received an MBA, then spent several years in management consulting, which helped me learn how top executives think, what works in strategy and how to run a business. I planned to use this experience to seize future entrepreneurship opportunities,...
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How COVID-19 Has Impacted the Gig Economy (and How Freelancers Can Pivot)

It’s hard to see any area of work and life that has been left untouched by COVID-19. This unprecedented pandemic has impacted industries and businesses of all sizes, and that includes the gig economy. In March, media like The New York Times predicted the erosion of the gig economy. However, many months later, the reality...
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A Beginner’s Guide to Starting a Blog as a Side Hustle

Blogging can be a profitable side business. Startup costs are low and the nature of the business is flexible. You can monetize your blog through affiliate marketing, sponsored posts, display ads, and selling digital and physical products. Some bloggers become so successful that they turn blogging into a full-time business. Have you heard of Pat...
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3 Things You’ll Need to Launch a Creative Business

Have you dreamed of starting a creative business? Here's how to get started. After the collective trauma that was 2020 and 2021, many of us are feeling burnt out, both creatively and mentally. It doesn’t matter if you’ve been sick yourself or dealt with the illness of a loved one, we’ve all felt the stress...
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How the Gig Economy is Transforming Entrepreneurship

Think about the last time you trekked across town, ordered food or looked for a place to stay in a new city. The common thread linking all three experiences is that, chances are, you used an app that relies on workers in the gig economy. The gig economy isn’t just limited to the service and...
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6 Recession-Proof Side Hustles You Can Start Today to Bring in Extra Cash

With all of the economic changes underway, you’ve probably been experiencing plenty of uncertainty recently. However, there’s still hope for aspiring entrepreneurs, as the side hustle scene is alive and well. In fact, it’s thriving! If you’re interested in testing the entrepreneurial waters, consider the following recession-proof side hustles that you can start today: Become...
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3 Lessons for Balancing a Side Hustle When Launching a Business

Any founder will tell you that starting a new business while working another job (or two for that matter) is lousy. Figuring out what that side hustle, or main hustle, will be to support launching this new endeavor is going to suck up two things in your life: your time and attention. But it’s important...
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Tips for Turning Your Side Hustle Into a Thriving Full-Time Business

The story of my company, White Spider, began when I rented out the guest bedroom of my San Francisco apartment. I initially did it to make some quick cash to buy a used bike, but that weekend turned into many, and the bedroom became a mainstay on Airbnb. Eventually, I quit my high-paying job as...
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How to Leverage Your Full-Time Job to Fund Your Entrepreneurial Dreams

When I accepted a position at a software development company after college, I was clear with them from the start. During the interview, they asked about my passion and my goals. I shared that I was passionate about real estate and planned to work full-time for myself in real estate by 30. My job choice...
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Dell Technologies and Offbeat Native on Starting Small Businesses

On this week’s episode of StartupNation Radio, Jeff talks to Megan Shadle and YJ Lin from Dell Technologies to discuss Dell's commitment to entrepreneurial spirit, as well as Alexis Wormley to hear the story of her clothing company, Offbeat Native.   Tune in to the full StartupNation Radio show to hear Lin and Shadle discuss...
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The Fastest Growing Businesses You Can Start From Home in 2021

Starting a side hustle or turning a passion into a career is becoming more popular, but how can aspiring entrepreneurs ensure there is demand for their services as well as growth potential in their field? LegalZoom analyzed some of the most profitable small business ideas from the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Occupational Outlook Handbook, and...