5 Symptoms That Prove It’s Time For a Side Hustle

Those employee life situations that make you question everything

There comes a time in one’s life where the disease of stagnancy inevitably starts to creep in. As an employee on ‘these here streets’, collecting the same money at the end of the month, every month for what seems like 1 billion years just doesn’t cut it anymore.

If you’re experiencing any or all of these symptoms below, then it’s probably time for you to think of how to ‘use one stone to kill two birds’.

1. The Groom Price Symptom
When you finally find the one that you want to spend the rest of your life with but you’re running away from ordinary bride price like

when you need your responsibilities to break up with you

And as a Nigerian, her siblings are now your responsibility too.

2. The Alert Dance
As in how you are when you’re waiting for salary alert that you’ve already finished distributing in your head every month.

Ogbeni! keep calm and get a side hustle.

3. The Sudden Opinions Symptom
When all you hear is ‘by now you should be driving your own car, by now you should have started building your own house, by now you should’ve started “borning” children, at your age I was already a family man’ and you’re just there like…

is our life story the same? Plix keep your opinions to yourselves.

4. The Money-Go-Round Symptom
When you‘ve been a good girl all year, doing everything right. You know, paying rent on time, stocking your house every month, only buying clothes once every 6 months, paying tithe, even saving some change kwa but when you need the money the most, you never really have it. Sigh.

“Compares earnings with stripper earnings”… “Screams internally”.

5. Inception Symptom

When it seems like every time you hold back on all those your plenty great ideas, it’s like someone enters your dreams and steals all of it from you.

Brothers and sisters, no be jazz, it’s about time you go build that dream

After all that’s been said and done, since you can’t exactly change the size of your current income, how’s about you take up some extra work here and there, or find inspiration for your own business.

If you can relate, go right ahead and click the like button and if you want to be great with managing your account balance, you can even download the REACH app from our site at www.reach.africa and be great.

PS: In honour of REACH founder’s month; the month where it all began, this is the first of a series of useful tips we’ll be sharing right from the horse’s mouth on how you can survive starting your own business in Nigeria with a little humour in it of course.