As an entrepreneur in training, you might be wondering how exactly you’ll be meeting your goals and earning money. Well, the answer lies in your heart! You can easily turn your passions into a side hustle- it’s just a matter of how you do it, and we’re here to help you out with that. Here’s 5 ways to turn your passion into a reputable income and a side hustle.
1. Find your passion
If you take a minute to reflect, what’s something that sparks joy in your life? Is it creating art? Making music? Entertaining others? Do you have a secret trick up your sleeves? Find your superpower and instead of trying to find new skills, build up on the ones you already have. If you have a creative eye and a knack for editing, that’s a perfect way to use your skills to make some extra money on the side. Just remember, you’ll have to grind it out- your passion is worth the pain- and if you have to work doubly as hard to get to where you want to be, that only benefits you! If you have the drive to persevere and work hard you can get anywhere in life if you put your mind to it!
2. Learn how to market on social media
No matter what your passion project is, you’ll have to keep with the times and advertise on social media. Your presence on platforms like Linkedin, Instagram, Facebook and others could make or break your business. Depending on which platform fits your personal brand and target audience, push yourself out there! Create an account, frequently post your services or products and use the internet to broaden your horizons. Using social media, you can reach out to others and also have connections made with likeminded people who are pursuing the same end goal! Play up your skills when it comes to marketing- if you are good with words, livestream on your favorite media platform and showcase your products. If writing is your forte, construct a website and make a blog where you talk about your services and write out little tips and tricks. And if you have a creative eye, make Instagram posts and create an account dedicated to posting tasteful images of your products or services!
3. Stay informed about what’s hot and what’s not
Depending on the workings of the world, maybe it’s not the best time to bring your passion to the front lines. Just like businesses are either struggling or thriving in a pandemic setting, it’s up to you to decide whether you’re willing to take a plunge and bring your new ideas to the world. Maybe it’s worth it to start fresh- to sit down and brainstorm again to see what type of services or products you can bring to the world. The best advice is to persevere and to watch the economical climate of the world- will your new venture sink or swim in these new waves?
4. Don’t let your competition disarm you
If you’re delving into a venture that has already been explored before and you have some tough competition on the market, don’t let them scare you away! Put in those extra hours and grind it out- you need to work 10 times harder than your competition to stay afloat. Use your competition as inspiration! If you can see what it is that is giving them an edge over the rest of the competition, brainstorm what YOU can do to set yourself apart from the others. Whether that’s from an increased social media presence, new services or products, or even extended production hours, find that little thing that gives you the upper edge.
5. Shoot for the stars and aim for the moon- with reason
In a business setting, it’s not realistic to expect overnight success. Everything happens with time and you need to make sure to steady yourself. Don’t measure yourself up to your best ideal- sure it’s a way you keep on pushing, but make small goals and then build up from those every time you reach a goal. According to experts, striving to have a life goal that is the exact same as others is a self-sabotaging effort. Instead of expecting your success to be just like someone like Steve Jobs, use their strategies to help yourself out and to differentiate yourself. Make yourself your own ideal!
So now, with some of our tips and tricks, what are you waiting for? With an ever changing world what will it be that you bring to the table? Jump inside your mind and dream big- the possibilities are endless!