9 Reasons You Need A Side Hustle Even If You Are Killing It At Work


Sure, you’re bossing it at your 9-to-5, but you’re also not prepared to settle for that for the rest of your life.

You’re a brilliant, ambitious man or woman and you’re always looking forward to the next bigger and better thing, which is why you’ve got a side hustle. Don’t have one yet? Here’s why you should, ASAP:


1. To make some extra cash, obviously 

Pretty obvious, but it needs to be said. If you want to make some extra money, it’s a good idea to freelance or take on a part-time job besides your normal full-time job. Just think about all the fun stuff you can buy… or you could be responsible and save up. Your choice.

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2. You get the chance to follow your real dream 

Always wanted to start a food blog or become a freelance writer? You might not be able to quit your day job anytime soon, but that doesn’t mean you can’t do what you love. A side hustle allows you to make your dreams come true in a super practical way.

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3. You get to discover a new passion you never thought you had. 

Maybe you need to make some dough and fast, but you don’t have anything besides your 9-to-5 that you enjoy. A side hustle can be a good way of discovering a totally new passion that just might change your life.

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4. It makes perfect sense. 

You’re not giving up on a stable paycheck or being super unrealistic —you’re just following a dream in a logical way, and there’s nothing wrong with that.

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5. You have a fallback plan. 

Even the most traditional of jobs aren’t super stable these days, and literally anyone could lose their job at any time thanks to the economy. If you have a side gig, you can always make that your full-time career if you get unexpectedly laid off.

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6. Your life  will feel generally more fulfilling and wholesome. 

Most jobs are pretty stressful thanks to annoying coworkers or a heavy workload. Your side hustle will make you a million times happier and you’ll always have something to look forward to on the evenings or weekends.

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8. You get to have a creative outlet. 

Your job probably isn’t as fun and artsy as you wish it was. Instead of getting down about it, why not create a side hustle and let your inner artist shine?

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9. You will definitely feel amazing about yourself 

 You might not feel totally confident about your day job, especially if it’s not your chosen field, but your side hustle could bring you all kinds of confidence and self-esteem. Why limit yourself? Your side gig just might make you the absolute best version of yourself. Wouldn’t that be awesome?

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