You might be asking yourself, what is a side hustle? A side hustle is a way to make some extra money that allows you flexibility to pursue what you’re most interested in.
If you are like me, you probably want your side hustle to start making you money verses spending all your money. I love writing, so I started blogging. The more I started blogging and researching, the more I realized this is something that is a true passion of mine and I wanted to start earning an income from it. It took some time, but I am happy to say that today my blog DOES earn an income, and your side hustle can earn you one too!
Get offline and get in person
Make a genuine connection! THIS is one of the BEST ways to grow your brand, business and following. Attend conferences, join the Chamber of Commerce, network! Turn your online friends into real friends.
I’m active on several social media outlets and really try to engage in all of them. YouTube, Twitter and Instagram are my main ones. When I come across someone who lives in Austin (that’s where I live) I ALWAYS try and reach out to see if I can go to coffee or lunch with them. For people who do not live close to me I try and talk to them weekly. I have made a lot of friends on Twitter, some are really good friends of mine today. We text, fly out to see each other, FaceTime and more! Engagement is huge and a genuine connection is key!
Make a product
People love tangible objects. Use the name of your company or if you have a tag line you can use that too and make something that people can buy from you. Whether it’s a T-shirt, coffee cup, notebooks, etc , make a product so people will remember you and your brand.
Did you know that YouTube has over a billion users and more than 300 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube every minute!? Unbelievable right? YouTube is the 2nd Largest Search Engine behind Google. It’s bigger than Bing, Yahoo!, Ask and AOL combined!
YouTube is an amazing tool to help market your business because video converts better than any other medium.
So what are you going to do to market your side hustle? Whatever you choose to do, start today! The more you wait, the more time you waste.