If you’re between jobs or feeling unfulfilled in your current role, you may want to consider taking up a side hustle — a flexible gig that allows you to manage your own schedule and explore new creative or business avenues while earning money.
Many people are dissatisfied or, frankly, bored with their current jobs. Side hustles can provide a creative, and even social and emotional, outlet. You can finally pursue that dream you had in college. No excuses.
Similarly, whether you just moved to the area or have recently graduated, a side hustle is a good way to earn some cash while you search for a full-time job. You could bring in thousands of extra dollars annually to help make ends meet, pay student loans, or just have a little extra cash on hand. Additionally, your side hustle can refine your hard and soft skills, which will help you in your primary career as well.
Need some help deciding whether a side hustle is right for you — or which side hustle is worth your time? Check out the following infographic from Self Lender for some ideas:
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Jeff Smith is the vice president of SEO at Self Lender, an organization that helps thousands of people begin their financial journeys with a credit-builder account. He also serves as editor of the Self Lender blog. Jeff has more than 14 years of experience in marketing and product-management teams in high-growth companies, and was previously a newspaper editor.