Why Side Hustles Are Where It’s At

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Go to school, get a lifetime career job right away, raise a family and then retire with a pension. This used to be a normal expectation for young people.

The Job Market is Changing

Today is a different world. There has been a transition that has been happening. This old expectation, that had been solid for decades, is now becoming a bygone idea. The job landscape is changing along with technology. Some struggle to accept this but others embrace and adapt with it. The term side hustle has been recently coined and it perfectly summarizes a new trend in the job market. Here is the definition according to Merriam Webster.

What Does It Mean To Side Hustle?

Side hustling is basically referring to a job you might do on the side or in the non traditional sense. It is popular among entrepreneurs who often can have several projects on the go and pretty much encapsulates what it means to freelance.

Side Husling From A Freelancer's Perspective

Many employers are choosing to hire more part timers so that they can skirt around paying employee benefits etc. That might be unfair but life is too short to wallow in the many unfair situations in the world. Sometimes you need to make lemonade. Embrace the changes and make it work for you. As a freelancer, I love that my job is basically made up of a slew of side hustles. They are side hustles that I choose and that I get to build into my perfect job. It takes time and patience and trial and error but so does any career. It is a little different at first but once you get the hang of it, it can be a really great set up.

The Pros and Cons

There are cons. There is instability at times. I have had to chase payments on occasion. It can take up to a year to really feel like you are making enough money to cover all your expenses and save. You have to plan ahead for things like retirement and medical insurance, however, there are a lot of benefits as well. The biggest benefit is time. I am able to work from home. I can work from anywhere as well. I create a job that makes me have the quality time I need with my family whenever I want. I also spend time doing what I really want to do. If I don’t like a job I am working on, I can choose to end that contract and find one that I do want. The freedom, creativity and control that I have regained in my life is truly amazing.

Side hustles are becoming more and more popular. Check out the hashtag #sidehustle on Instagram and you will get the full picture of all the different ways people are creating their perfect career with side hustles. For help with side hustles, subscribe to Sage Groupy and get started on your new career:Subscribe

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