Let’s talk for a minute about the side hustle. In case you haven’t heard the term before, it’s exactly what it sounds like: something that brings in some extra income but isn’t your main job. It’s the thing you work on in between work, family responsibilities and the like. I think that blogging is a perfect side hustle. Read on for my reasoning!
This is particularly relevant for me now since I just started a new job and have less free time. My new job served as a reminder that blogging is voluntary – as all side hustles are. Blogging is the perfect side hustle because:
- You can do it during the in between times. As I type this, I’m on my bus ride home. I have taken to drafting posts during my commute and then finalizing them later at home. We are all so busy and so sometimes it can be hard to find time to devote to your side hustle. On the bus, in the car (if you dictate your posts – no typing and driving!), during the kids nap, in the bathroom (hey, no judgment, y’all), anywhere you can take a few minutes. I have the wordpress app on my phone so that I can literally start or edit a post anytime.
- You can create passive income. Passive income is great. Basically, it’s the crock pot of income – set it and forget it. Ads and affiliate links are the easiest ways to create passive income and make your blog work for you.
- You can use it to launch another side hustle. If you have a product, a book, a course – really, anything, your blog is a great avenue through which to sell it. I don’t have any products that I sell but if I did, this blog would be a great place to introduce it to all of you all!
Share your thoughts – is blogging your side hustle?