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Is Your Side Hustle Ready For Prime Time?

If you’re like many hustlers, you probably have a million ideas in your head for what you might want to start on the side. Whether it’s a food truck or a eCommerce site or a kiosk in the mall, your head is full of ideas to the point that it might actually be paralyzing you.

The key to wrangling your thoughts is to start plucking these ideas out of your head and putting them on paper. Then you need to analyze each one and decide whether it’s something you want to pursue or if it’s something you believe will not work.

The goal of this exercise is to go through your list of ideas and settle on one that you think gives you the best chance for success. Then execute it, as cheaply and quickly as possible, to find out if it will work. If it does, fantastic! If it doesn’t, move onto the next one best opportunity.

So how do you analyze these opportunities? […]

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What to Do If You Don’t Get Paid on a Freelance Job

If you want to pay off your credit card debt, but do not earn enough from your day job, starting a home-based business might be the answer. You can turn a hobby into a lucrative business, and all income from your business can go towards your consumer debt.  I’m constantly advocating a side hustle or a Plan B just for this purpose.  Of course, this is easier said than done, as it can take several months to get a new business off the ground. And even if you do get your business off the ground and acquire several clients, you may run into a few slow payers.

Getting some clients to pay for services rendered can be challenging. But there are professional and effective ways to get your money. […]

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I Make Money Online: Blogging

I don’t know why I never thought abut writing this article because I do this every month, but one way that I make money online is by running this blog.  How much am I making?  On average I net about $1,000 each month but it has been higher than that as well.  I think that I made close to $3,000 during my best month.  You can make money blogging as well.

First, let me be completely honest with you.  Everyone can have a blog, but not every blog can or will make you money.  That’s the truth that everyone selling you the dream of riches earned with your keyboard will not tell you.  Second, having a blog that will make you money takes time.  Once you calculate the amount of time that it takes to make money on your blog, you might decide that it is easier and more time effective to just get a second job. Okay, on to how I make money blogging. […]

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What’s Your Plan "B"?

I don’t speak about work on this blog much, and that’s on purpose.  It’s not because I know that some of my coworkers read this blog (hi!), it’s because I like to separate church and state if you will.  This is one of the rare times when they will collide and you get to reap the benefits.

I love my job.  I love the people that I work with.  They are an awesome bunch of people that are like my extended family.  Like any family, we have people that resemble the seven dwarfs: Grumpy, Dopey, Happy, Doc, Sleepy and the other two that I can’t remember.  People are my job tend to be “lifers” and while I love it here, I know that I also need to have a Plan B just in case things change. […]

I Make Money Online: Virtual Assistant- Hiring freelancers and contractors provided substantial savings on payroll expenses

I Make Money Online: Virtual Assistant

Over the past few years, we have all received an influx of daily news reports about the dreadful outlook of our economy.  This news was especially troubling for me at about this time last year.  I was just preparing to finish the last few quarters of college before receiving my degree and was not feeling optimistic about the future career that it could provide for me.  After all, there were scores of people with better degrees and more work experience that still couldn’t find a job.  Even worse, my biggest nightmare as a pizza delivery driver had just come true: my car’s transmission suddenly gave out one day on my way to class.  It began to seem as if any hope I had for a bright and successful future was lost. […]