22 Sep The top 5 Critical Qualities for Side Hustlers
There are critical qualities for Side Hustlers that they need for success.
According to research 1 in 3 American’s have a side hustle and freelancers are predicted to become the US workforce majority within a decade. So, what does that mean for those of you who haven’t jumped aboard onto the side hustle bandwagon just yet? It’s time.
I asked our Side Hustle coach one day “What qualities do Kim and I need to be successful Side Hustlers” He gave me the five qualities he observed time and again that the rockstar side hustlers possess. Here are the critical 5:
1. They have a strong desire to get out of the 9-5
All great things begin with desire, and a side hustle is no different. Some see it as an extra revenue stream — and it’s a great one — but it can also be much more than that: it can be the stepping stone to a whole new life. Side hustling is a risk-free gateway to entrepreneurship, and the hustlers who see the big picture know it.
They simply can’t go on as they are, with the same career and life in 5, 10, or 15 years from now. So, they hold their vision of freedom and prosperity close, and this keeps them motivated day to day.
If you’ve been thinking about a side hustle for 12 months or more, you’re probably ready for one. When you commit, the time previously spent procrastinating becomes time spent creating (and earning). Cha-ching!
2. They know their strengths
Owning what you are good at is critical when side hustling. Using your strengths in your side hustle is key because running a business is always challenging at one time or another.
Too many people launch a side hustle they kind of like because they think it has the potential to make money. Then, if the going gets tough, they walk away because they’re not taking advantage of their natural strengths.
Using your talents – whether they’re writing, speaking, making art, or planning – will keep you moving forward toward success. The rest? Outsource it as soon as you can afford to.
3. They understand the market
The most important aspect of a profitable side hustle is that people willingly pay you for your product or service. Having a side gig is a moneymaking endeavor, after all!
Spend some time researching the market to get an idea of who is out there and what they’re charging. It’s as easy as a Google search.
4. They’re OK with standing out
Once we started our side hustle, I shared content and videos on social media, and many of my friends and colleagues saw my posts. I shared my excitement for our new side hustle so they would be as excited about it as we were.
Having a side gig is increasingly common, and there’s nothing to be afraid of — especially if you’re a good employee and your hustle isn’t a conflict of interest with your day job.
Side hustles naturally make you stand out — and in my opinion, they make you way more interesting. You just have to be OK with being more visible.
5. They start now
The best and most successful people take massive action without overthinking it. We launched our side hustle business with less than $100, and encourage you to begin right away, no matter your life circumstances. It may never feel like “the right time.”
If starting (or scaling) your side hustle speaks to you, begin where you are with what you have — right now. Every day you waste waiting for “just the right time” is money lost!!
Ultimately, I think that side hustles are a great way to get more exposure to your talents and pay off debts. If you read this and said Yes to every quality, I listed then you are ready. You are infinitely ready to start your side hustle. You’re ready to be your own boss, earn more money and showcase your talents to the world!
Don’t forget, if you choose a side hustle that you love and enjoy, it doesn’t feel like work. Also, you never know. Your side hustle could grow into a legitimate full-time job eventually.