Skills: What are you good at? If you are a software developer, for example, what languages are you a master in?
Strengths: What are your advantages with projects? Are you a good organizer? Can you handle managing a remote team spread throughout the world?
Interest: Or as the internet likes to say ‘What are your passions?’ If you’re still stumped, look at hw you spend your free time. You may have a hobby that could translate into a money making business.
Write them all down. See if you can take the top picks in each category to find a niche that suits you.
Now, let’s get inside your potential client.
Besides being able to pay (I know you wrote that down!), what do you know about them?
What’s their biggest headache? What are they stressed over? Be specfic as possible.
Take these two lists and create a list of three or so side hustles that fit your talents.
Building a Side Hustle
Now for the fun part – starting and growing your business.
The great news is that now is a wonderful time to begin.
There are plenty of resources and opportunites out there to help you get up to speed.
Have you ever had tried to fix your finances, all fired up and failed? (*raises my hand*)
Why? (Or rather, why not?)
There can be a myriad of reasons, but if I had to guess, I’d say constraints of some type stopped you from succeeding.
You may struggle with limited:
Budget: We know we should save for emergencies, have something for retirement, and pay off our debts, especially high interest ones if we have any. However, we only have so much money in our account and bills to pay.
Schedule: Between work, family, and sleep we might not have a ton of time to devote to working on another project.