“Side hustle” is a phrase that seems to be on everyone’s radar lately. With a significant amount of thought-leaders speaking about multi-passionate job seekers, a “side hustle” is the perfect way to supplement your income and gain experience like soft skills. But how?
If you’ve never freelanced before, don’t worry because 24 Seven can lend a helping hand. If you’re currently a freelancer, kudos to you. You have the job millions of Millennials are seeking!
Even if you love your current job as an art director, you may also be passionate about copywriting. Freelancing would be a smart starting point to marry your two passions.
The beauty about freelancing is it can be done at any time and any place. You have the choice to pick which projects will supplement your income.
Many full-time freelancers created their careers from blogging. If you don’t have a blog and you’re interested in freelancing make one… right now.
Start a blog
As mentioned above, a blog is a great segway into creating a side hustle because it acts as a portfolio that hiring managers look for. In fact, my personal blog played a huge part in getting a job at 24 Seven, which couldn’t have worked out better because I’m able to take the soft skills I acquired from blogging and use them for my current marketing role.
A blog is also a great way to network with people in similar communities. And every company loves a good networker. You may even be approached to be a brand ambassador for a company in which case you could get paid (see our brand ambassador openings here).
After you’ve established a blog, you can start to add in affiliate links. Almost every website you go on to today is filled with affiliate links. Affiliate links are links to a company that a third party has partnered with. This third party website gets paid per click or per purchase when a visitor has clicked that unique link at no additional charge to the visitor. It can be confusing at first but once you get the hang of it, you’ll notice $20 here, $10 there really adds up. For any easy to use affiliate link provider, check out Amazon.
Do you currently have a side hustle? Comment below with a link to your site so we can take a look!
Written by: Brittany Johnston (24 Seven Marketing Assistant)