Hustleprenuer : Why Professionals Should(nt) Consider Side Hustles


Side hustles (jobs or opportunities outside of your traditional job) are a lot more popular since the recession. Due to job uncertainty, the need for getting into new ventures for extra cash has erupted.

Side hustles, like everything else, have their pros and cons. It’s OK to be skeptical about side hustles. Rushing headlong into a new venture rarely ends well so take the time to weigh these pros and cons.  Here are a few for team skeptical to consider.

CONS

a. Side hustles can cause low performance at work.
b. Side hustles can take a while to drive profit
c. Side hustles can cause exhaustion as a lot of side-hustling happens during the weekend.

PROS

a. Side hustles done properly is a great way to test your entrepreneurial capabilities, business ideas, and revenue, models.
b. Side hustles could be the start of a new career for you.
c. Side hustles can help you discover skills that will make you better at your day job.

Overall, if your side hustle is something you love doing then it’s not exactly considered work and if it does not work, it’s life and if it is life (voila), it means you are closer to achieving the elusive work/life balance that millions are striving for.

Do the pros outweigh the cons, though?

 

 


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