Many of us dream of creating a new stream of income doing what we love or slowly building a side business into a full-time gig. With side gigs on the rise it’s easier than you might imagine. Here’s how to start freelancing while working full-time.
Do What You Love
The key to building a business in your spare time without burning yourself out is to find something that doesn’t feel like work. This might be an aspect of your current profession, a hobby, or something that comes naturally to you.
The only way to grow a new business is to get it online. You can find quality website designers for $500 or so. Yes, you can design your site yourself but it’s worth the time and money to hire a pro. If not a website, browse online platforms where you can sell your products or services.
Talk It Up
Be sure to let your friends and family know about your side gig as they may be a solid source of referrals. When you land clients, offer a referral bonus—and keep in touch with a monthly email newsletter. Also, get active in your local professional and networking organizations.
Dedicate a set number of hours a week or day and be sure to take at least one full day off each week from both of your jobs.