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How women can earn more money with a side hustle

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Every year, more and more women are entering the workforce and taking on full-time jobs. These are jobs in almost every field, and over a wide variety of pay ranges. Still, there’s nothing wrong with making a little bit of money on the side, even you’re already earning the big bucks with your full-time job.

Extra money is always a good thing, after all. If you are a career-oriented woman looking to pump up your bank account a little bit more every month, consider some profitable side hustles that may help you out. Currently there are millions of businesses run by solo entrepreneurs, people without any business partners or even investors. That’s a lot of people taking a leap and working hard to make their dreams come true, and you can too.

Sadly, many businesses also fail every year as well. In fact, the vast majority of new businesses do. Which can be extremely discouraging and even strike fear in those that would need to leave a stable position to fully dedicate themselves to their business. However, there is hope in every type of industry. With the number of resources and tools out there to help you, it’s possible to successfully launch your side hustle without losing your full-time position. So check out our tips before looking at the potential businesses you might start as a side business.

Don’t Quit Your Job in Order to Start Your Business

If you’re have an average to well-paying job that serves as your primary income source, it doesn’t make sense to leave it behind before your business starts generating income. You might be tempted to quit if you have a nice bit of savings put aside. But it’s probably better to test the waters first. You might want to look into reducing your workload or hours to give yourself time to focus on your business instead.

Make a Real Commitment to Your Dream

You first need to consider how badly you really want to make your vision a reality. Consider that it will put a lot of pressure on you, you may lose money at first and will always need to decide whether your time is better spent on your work or cultivating your relationships.

These are some of the hardest things about starting a side business while also working full-time. It’s never going to be easy, at least not until you have others working for you and you can focus on management.

Validate Your Idea

It’s only human to feel proud of our ideas and believe that they are the next best thing. However, there is a real need to validate your idea by getting honest feedback from your potential clients or customers. Do this before you start putting money or resources into building on your ideas.

Unfortunately, one of the main reasons businesses fail is the human inability to handle criticism. But learning how to do so will be invaluable in the long run. Look at niche sectors like blogs about casinos and pokiewins, they would be nowhere if they didn’t figure out how to speak to the people who are actually interested in what they have to say.

Outsource the Things You Aren’t Good at

These days, you have more available resources than ever before. Want to develop an e-commerce site? You can outsource every aspect of it, from the web development, content creation, photography and more. There’s no need to produce a mediocre representation of your product and services just to say that you did it all yourself. Focus on your areas of expertise, which is what your customers are really interested in and leave the rest to the pros.

Ideas for women to earn money from a side hustle

Personal shopping

A personal shopper can help people with anything from groceries to fancy evening gowns. If you are already going to the grocery store, you can sign up to services such as Instacart and get paid to buy someone else’s groceries for them. There are always people who need help buying things, and you can be the one to help them.

Babysitting

Gone are the days when families simply hired the teenager next door to babysit while they went on a night out. Babysitting has become a serious profession with pretty heavy vetting and higher standards. With these new requirements however, also comes higher pay.

Fitness instructor

If you have any experience in things like yoga, spin classes, or any other general fitness areas, you just have what it takes to become a fitness instructor. Even a personal trainer doesn’t have to be a full-time position. If you have a small client base, you can work a few nights a week after your regular job and make some pretty good cash.

Cleaning service

Cleaning can be a brutal task for many people, but that’s why they are often willing to pay the big bucks to have someone clean their apartment or office. Major companies sometimes charge extremely high rates for their services, and you can offer lower prices while still getting a decent hourly rate to do something after you finish your day job.

Sell crafts 

If you are an artistic person who enjoys making crafts, you can make some decent money by selling these items online. Many women have opened successful online shops that don’t require too much time or technical know-how. Once you get the hang of it, you’ll be selling arts and crafts to people all over the world. It can be simple things like artisan picture frames or complex, highly artistic statues that can be displayed in people’s homes.

Be a dog walker

If you are an animal lover, this is the perfect way to make some cash on the side. This is especially great for women who work nights or later hours and have some free time during the day.

 

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