Are you cut out for this?

Today, I spent the day applying for jobs… But not just any jobs. A side hustle.

One of my revenue streams is freelancing, and I contact brands asking if they would like help growing their YouTube channels.

I started doing this years ago after I went full-time with my business.

But it got me thinking… What makes someone successful at growing their side hustle to the point that it replaces their 9-5 income?

Well, I made a list. And I hope you’ll help me add to it.

  1. Your Big Y

Where I live, there is a store called “Big Y” and it’s a grocery store. But when it comes to side hustles, you also need a “BIG WHY.” see what I did there?

What is your reason for wanting to earn more?

Is it just to make extra money? If so, you will struggle. I tried dozens of side hustles, and they all failed, but when I found out I was going to have my first son, I knew I needed to take it more seriously.

So, I did. The very next side hustle I did helped me have my wife quit her job, and I quit mine.

The only thing that changed was my mindset. So what is your reason why? What is driving you? Reply to let me know.

Ok, on to number 2.

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  1. A reason to HATE

I don’t normally condone “hating” anything or anyone, but we are human. There are things that we do not enjoy.

One thing I do not enjoy is knowing that I could be working a 9-5 and helping be someone else’s “residual income” while they are off playing golf. I want to play golf, too!

I’m not saying that all 9-5s are bad, but if you hate your job, instead of sitting there and taking it, there are things you can do regardless of your age that can put you in a spot where you do not feel so taken advantage of.

Rally behind your BIG Y and the “reason you hate” so that when things get tough with your side hustle, you don’t give up.

  1. Ability to Adapt

I know this one all too well, but being able to change with the times is crucial to being “ahead of the game” when it comes to surviving on your side hustle.

There have been 10 times in my career that things drastically changed, and I could have either folded and cried in the corner in the fetal position, or I could come out swinging for something else or another opportunity.

Recently, my business model for building blogs was completely trashed due to Google and its shenanigans. But I’ve shifted and am now on pace to earn more than ever.

Be open and ready to adapt, and you’ll be fine.

The Takeaway

We all have hard days related to earning some extra cash to help pay bills, throw in our savings, or even just take an extra vacay.

But I think if you have the 3 things we discussed in your back pocket, you’re bound to see some success.

What quality would you add to my list?

Hit reply and let me know!

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