why you need to start your side hustle today.
It’s no secret that the majority of South African’s are under enormous financial pressure, with more than half of the consumer population living from paycheck to paycheck. To buy what they need many South Africans dig into their savings or make purchases on credit to keep up with their desired lifestyles. South Africans are concerned about the prospects of their financial future and 70% are worried about possible job loss. Why? Because there is no such thing as job security or a sound financial plan that comes from a single source of revenue – not in today’s economy anyway.
So how do we ensure a better financial future for ourselves and for our families? The answer is in the side hustle. In fact, the risk of not having a side hustle grows year by year and if you are not side hustlin’ then you’re missing out, and here is where.
A Creative Outlet
Does your job fulfil you 100%? Do you feel you maximize all your strengths, skills, talents and passions in full? Probably not. A side hustle is a perfect opportunity for you to express your creativity within. Let your side hustle be anything and everything your nine to five isn’t.
Multiple Revenue Streams
Does putting all yours and your family’s eggs in one basket, especially a basket that hold all our possibilities of a sound financial future sound like a good idea? No, in fact, it sounds riskier than anything else. The wealthiest people in the world have at least seven side hustles bringing in different streams of revenue and you can do it too.
How many skills, talents and passions do you have? And how can you turn it into an income?
One Boss Freedom
Living the corporate nine to five comes with a set of unchangeable facts, a hierarchy system, an income cap, and an uncompromising boss. Your boss, however, has all the power to make and break you, with one jarring comment or one bad decision. Your side hustle t will help alleviate your stress and take away the power that one person has on your overall happiness, determination and salary possibilities.
Start your side hustle today and begin the journey to becoming your own boss.
Happiness in a Useful Life
Does your employer recognise your talents and put them to good use? There is nothing more frustrating than having a set of skills and talents that go unused. Not applying yourself to your full potential will leave you with a deep sense of unfulfillment. A side hustle is a perfect way to cultivate your abilities and learn how dynamic, complexed and talented you really are – as well give you a deep sense of usefulness and self-fulfilment.
More Risk Not To
A side hustle allows you to achieve your business concept in your own time, ensuring you tick all the necessary boxes before jumping ship. Don’t make the mistake of making your side hustle full time to quickly as you risk losing your benefits and income overnight, without a solid fall back. It’s called a SIDE hustle for a reason. You start off slowly, on the side of what it is you are currently doing. Putting your toe in first, then your foot, a leg and eventually your torso, all the while building up your income stream, bank balance and confidence. This is a practical way to reaching all your financial goals, its practical, exciting and empowering.
Your answer to a prosperous financial future does not lie in the world of corporate work, despite what the world may tell you. Look around you, look at the people you know and love, the workplace veteran and the newbies, layoffs are happening in droves and markets are shrinking. The key to a secure financial future lies within you. With much more freedom and money to be had if you’re willing to take the plunge. Doing what you love, on your own terms, with no boss or glass ceiling cap will be the greatest gift you give yourself and your future.