This is Why You Need to Start a Side Hustle (and a Few Reasons Why You Shouldn’t)

Expanding Your Horizons through Side Hustles

At some point in nearly everyone’s career, you end up at a job that doesn’t make full use of your skills. Maybe you are a software developer who works for a donkey of a company that isn’t interested in embracing the latest technology or would like to branch out into a new programming language. Maybe your a seasoned professional who wants to try your hand at content creation in your niche, allowing you to establish yourself as a thought leader.

Grow Your Network

Any connection you make while side hustling gives you a chance to expand your network. You’ll enter into discussions with a range of professionals representing their companies, and, if you meet or exceed their expectations, you can likely count on them as a connection.

Diversify Your Employment

Nearly everyone has heard why it’s best to diversify your investments, ensuring that, if one thing crashes, you don’t lose everything.

Get Paid for Your Side Hustle

By nature, a side hustle involves trading access to your skills for cold hard cash. That means you can supplement your income while doing something that excites you.

Should Everyone Have a Side Hustle?

While side hustling represents an exceptional unicorn of an opportunity for many, that doesn’t mean it is right for everyone.

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About the Author

Larry Kim is the CEO of MobileMonkey — provider of the World’s Best Facebook Messenger Marketing Platform. He’s also the founder of WordStream.

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CEO of MobileMonkey. Founder of WordStream. Top columnist @Inc ❤️ AdWords, Facebook Advertising, Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Start-ups & Venture Capital 🦄

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