Well over a year ago I post a story about the Ultimate Side Hustle. If you don’t recall here’s a quick recap, during the Super Bowl Gwen Dean a New York native quit her job in front of 100 million people, in a promotion sponsored by GoDaddy. I thought it was one of the most incredible side hustles turned careers I had ever seen. Announced in dramatic and epic fashion I figured it was a good time to check in and provide an ultimate side hustle update.
Dean who quit her 18-year career as a machine engineer didn’t do it on a whim, she has been working on the side as a puppeteer for two years and when GoDaddy ran a promotion looking for people willing to quit their job on national television. Dean’s plunge into entrepreneurship quickly took off, with show booking quickly filling up for several months Dean had a choice to make either hire staff or refuse bookings. Dean took her time and hired the right people to help grow the business and vision. Dean says her web site which GoDaddy providers is her storefront and takes in ninety percent of her bookings. The only regret Dean has is that she wishes she started sooner.
Side Hustle Basics
What I really love about this story is that Dean followed some basic rules to accomplish her successful side hustle. Here are some of the things you can do to be successful too.
Follow a Passion – If you are going to work on something after your regular job, you need to make sure it’s something you love. This will help prevent burnout.
Build it in your Spare time – dedicate a specific amount of time per day or week to work on it. You may want to watch television, but do you really need to watch it?
Continue to Work your 9 to 5 – Do throw away your steady paycheck just yet. Building a side hustle takes time, and you need to eat. Make sure the hustle is a viable option and income producer before consider quitting.
Online Presence – Having a web site or social media presence helps build an audience and it can reach people worldwide twenty-four hours a day. There is nothing better than being sound asleep and making money. Need a website? Check out GoDaddy.
All side hustles may not be as big as Dean’s, maybe you need something to bring in some extra cash to help pay down debt, or save for a goal, whatever the case may be side hustling is a great way to investigate and not distribute your main hustle.
Do you remember Dean’s story? Do you have a side hustle? What’s you best side hustle tip?