Though I make all of my money right now from various online ventures, back when I was toiling away at a mind-numbing cubicle job I spent a lot of time day dreaming about a better life. I knew that I did not want to spend the rest of my life sitting in a cubicle for 40 hours a week. I knew that I wanted to be able to travel whenever I wanted to do so. And, I knew that I needed to pay off the debt that I’d accumulated while trying to make myself feel better about my crappy existence.
One day, I decided to stop dreaming about all of these things and start taking action. You can’t make dreams a reality just by sitting there and thinking about them. So for me, the action that I took was to find ways to make extra money on the side of my main job. My goal was to get a few side hustles going that would make me enough money that I could quit my depressing day job and earn enough to live on from a side hustle or two.
The thing about side hustles and business ideas is that people always love to say that “it takes money to make money,” and while that is mostly true, it is also a little bit false. At the time that I started my side hustling, I was living in Los Angeles where my apartment cost me $1750 per month and I had loads of debt that took up most of the rest of my money. Needless to say, I did not have any extra money to risk on side ventures. So, I found money making opportunities that only required things that I already had or that I had free access to at the local library or my work place.
As you already know, I haven’t work in a cubicle in several years and my side hustles turned into full-time hustles that earn me a nice income that helps me live the life that I want to live. That is the power of side hustles.
So, if you’ve been itching to break free of your day job or just need some extra cash for the holidays or to pay bills, then it’s time to start your side hustles. I actually have a new book out that can give you some ideas on 21 Side Hustles You Can Start Now – these require no money up front to get started and you can begin earning almost immediately from these side hustle ideas. And if you can’t come up with something after reading those ideas, then give me a shout and I’ll try to help you brainstorm something that will work for you.