Be A BOSS: The 2021 Side Hustle Starter Kit
Turn Your Talent Into A Business
So….How was your 2020? Right. Last year was definitely one to forget. Well, it’s a new year, full of opportunities to change things for the better. And what’s better than fulfilling your dreams by finally getting your side hustle off the ground. That’s right – take your talent and make some money. You’ll be surprised at how quickly you can turn your cooking, knitting, designing and make-up tips into a money making business.
Discover your talents
Think about your passions, skills and talents. Is there something people in your circle are always asking you to do? Do friends always ask you to make dessert for the dinner party? Are you always staging for other people’s special events? Do you take charge and plan for everyone else? The reason people keep asking you to do these things is because you’re good at them – Now, it’s time to stop doing them for free and trade in on your talent. Ask family, friends and mentors to help you identify your natural abilities through which you create value, but that you haven’t yet used to make money.
Take your talent and make some money. You’ll be surprised at how quickly you can turn your cooking, knitting, designing and make-up tips into a money making business business.
Carve out your niche
Find one client and sell yourself. Get real about what your talent is actually worth and what it takes to make someone pay for it. Experiment, negotiate and start dealing with people on a business level. As you do this, you will start to discover your niche. Your niche is crucial because you need to stand out in order to attract the best opportunities and pay. Look at your diverse strengths and unique areas of interests, and brainstorm how you can combine them. If you love using and experimenting with lifestyle tech, consider becoming a content creator to showcase your expertise. If you love putting together events, investigate how you can sell curated experiences to individuals and groups. The key is to focus on not just what you’re good at, but what you’re truly passionate about.
Many Sides To The Hustle
You may find the need to create multiple income-generating work streams, which means creating different side hustles that draw from your main talent. For example, if your talent is cooking, you might sell prepared meals, launch a paid cooking channel, write cooking e-books, etc., with all of these business avenues derived from cooking talent. Research business opportunities that are connected to your side hustle. Thinking outside-the-box will help you find ways to scale your business and also give you flexibility in the event one of your income streams is affected.