Starting New, the Side Hustle Zone

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the side hustle zone

I can’t believe I’m saying this, but I’m entering the retirement zone.  Less than ten years from now, I will be eligible to retire with a government pension.  I should be elated but honestly, it scares the bejeebers out of me for several reasons:

  • Is the pension enough to live on?  Emphatically NO! 
  • Should I get a part-time job?  I already work 40+ hours per week!
  • Who is going to hire a senior (gulp)?
  • Am I too old to start a new career?

Insert - the side-hustle zone.  I recently read a book by Chris Guillebeau titled Side Hustle, From Idea to Income in 27 days.   Chris explains that we can all have a side hustle while working full time. Sounds like a part-time job to me and I seriously work more than 40 hours per week!  The difference between a side-hustle and part-time job is, the part-time job is working for someone else and the side-hustle is something you create, an asset for yourself and something you have full control over!  Sounds good to me; so now what? 

I jumped online and did research.  I spent quite some time on my laptop, as I normally do because I'm a curious person. I focused on the above questions during my search and wanted to make sure there wouldn't be a lot of upfront money I'd have to put out.  Time I have, a lot of extra cash I don't!    

In his book, Chris Guillebeau asked lots of questions to get me thinking. With these questions in mind and the research I've done, I stumbled upon, literally, a side hustle I can do!  Digital Marketing! 

My new questions became;

  • Is it realistic?
  • Can I make some money? 
  • Am I excited about this industry, my new side hustle?  

I'm here to say that after three months, the above questions are all applicable!  The best part is that this side hustle I can take with where ever I go!  It's all on my old faithful laptop, Slim. If you want to know more, please click here and see what it is I'm doing.  

Whether you're into a side hustle of online digital marketing or a side hustle of making herbal soaps, or whatever your passion is, I wish you all the best!  Do it!

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