The Art of the Online Side Hustle (Wait Nah, Yuh Could Do Dat?)
Author: Jason Dookeran
By now, everybody should know what a side hustle is. If you to late in the dance, Cambridge Dictionary says that a side hustle is anything you get paid for that you do alongside your regular job. Side hustles take a lot of time and effort out of you. For example, if you are using your nennen recipe for kuchela, you could only sell so many bottles of it. If you have to add a delivery fee to that, you end up spending more money than you would to make it profitable in the first place.
A side hustle needs to be self-sustaining and make you a little money on the side, or else it’s not worth the effort. But what if there was an easier way?
The Internet Isn’t Scary
Most Caribbean people approach the internet with a little bit of concern along with wonder 🤔. This vast collection of all human knowledge can be dangerous if you don’t know what you’re doing. You could lose your money and your time if you get caught up in a scheme. But it’s also a well of boundless possibility. With the right attitude and the vision to make things work, you can create a side hustle that doesn’t take a lot of time out of your day and earns you income independently of your job.
In fact, you can even earn independently of anyone else in the country. This secondary source of income might prove vital if things go badly for the local economy (or worse).
Right now might just be the right time
Then, of course, there’s the matter of this little global pandemic. The fallout from the onset of the Corona Virus — emergency shut down of, well, almost everything in almost every part of the world, coupled with social distancing that has become a part of everyday life — meant that for a lot of people in our region, doing business (and more) online became a very real thing for the first time. The pressing need for supplemental income, too, has become an even more real thing to make up for lost jobs, suffering industries, and etc.
As more and more of us move to explore online options as the most viable ones, you have to admit that any business you can start and run with a smartphone or a laptop and a good internet connection, is a vital prospect to consider. And depending on what you choose, you could be bringing in more than a little extra every month, on your own time, while wearing your home clothes and sitting on your couch. 💻+💰+🛋️
How To Side Hustle Online – Stay tuned, we got you!
In the following few articles, we’ll delve into how online side hustling works and cover a few of the more viable tips and tricks to help you get started.
Till then, here’s a little inspiration for you. Check out these “8 incredible businesses that started out as side hustles” to realize yuh in good company.
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