“You can’t have a million-dollar dream with a minimum-wage work ethic.” –Stephen C. Hogan
As entrepreneurship continues to grow in prominence and popularity many find themselves wanting to own something for themselves. While, I commend people for wanting to branch out they also seem to want all of the monetary rewards with none of the risk. The side-hustle soon becomes the preferred way to work for yourself. I am not against people deciding that they need to make ends meet until they can gain some market traction or stability however, I am against the perception that the side hustle is easier. THIS IS WRONG.
If you have a side hustle that means you are working three times harder. Not only do you have a day job but you have a second FULL TIME JOB! If you disagree then you have what is known as a hobby that you sometimes charge money for.
If you are a part of the side hustlers association here are a few tips to move you along:
It is 100% okay if you never want to leave you main job just be sure to effectively communicate with your customers and set expectations. There is a difference between being a full-time entrepreneur and a side hustler, I know from experience. So take my advice and know that with a side hustle you will be twice as stressed and you will work 3 times as hard.
Dr. Shante Williams is a serial entrepreneur who started slow and in the shallow end of the business pool. She has worked in Biotech, Big Pharma, Green Energy, and Academia