Side Hustle – Do you have one? Do you have a passion or hobby that allows you to make some extra cash? My side hustle is my photography business. I’m an outdoor photographer so my side hustle is from spring to fall.
A side hustle is a way to make some extra cash that allows you flexibility to pursue what you’re most interested in. It can also be your true passion – it’s a chance to enjoy that passion without quitting your day job.
I grew up in a big family. I am one of 7 kids. With a big family comes hustle. There was always work to be done at home, the house needed to be cleaned often, dishes needed to be done (no dishwasher when I grew up), etc. I learned my hard work ethic at home. My parents never rested. There was no time for gaming, playing sports, etc.
I started babysitting at a young age to make my own money. As soon as I turned 16 I started working in the kitchen at a local nursing home and continued to babysit. I always seemed to carry a couple jobs growing up and through college. I’m not sure I know how to “not be busy”. My last 3 years of college I worked full-time and went to college full-time at night. Life was busy. During that last year of school, I planned our wedding and we bought our 1st home. After I graduated and we were married, I guess I felt like I needed a part-time job so I started at a local golf course driving around the beverage cart. The tips were good and it was a fun job outside. I did this along with my full-time job for a few summers. After that job passed I became an Uppercase Living consultant and when that slowed down I turned my passion of photography into a side hustle. My photography side job has stuck for several years. I love it. I love taking photos, I love meeting new people, I love continuing to photograph my friends and family, and I love being creative. It’s a fun passion but not something I would want to do full-time. The extra cash is nice to enjoy some extras for my family.
So if you have a passion or hobby that you would like to do on the side for fun and for extra cash, go for it!!! The fun part of a side hustle is you get to pick when you work and what fits your schedule and family. It’s a chance to get paid for something you love to do.
Be the girl who decided to go for it!