"Susie, I'm quitting my job this Friday — I can't believe this day has come!"
This was the second message I got in two weeks from a Side Hustle Made Simple student of mine who had stepped out into being their own boss. It's always celebratory news because transitioning out of a 9-5 is a goal for a lot of people. And starting a side hustle is their most practical, low-risk path to get there.
After coaching people from jewelry designers to aqua aerobics instructors on how to start and then skyrocket their side hustle, there are five key qualities I observe over and over again in those that take it all the way to full time entrepreneurship (like I did in 2014).
To be your own boss is something you have to really want. It can't just be a nice idea or sort-of interesting to you. Running a business (even if it's just one person — you!) has endless ups and downs, so the certainty that it's the right choice for you matters.
When your clarity about being a CEO is firm, you are more in tune with your own intuition than anyone else's opinion. This is important because most people are risk averse and prefer job misery to entrepreneurial uncertainty and are happy to convince you to keep your "safe" job. Your creativity fires up, too — when you go "all in," money-making opportunities become more visible to you because they have to.
Almost every successful side hustler I've coached grows leaps and bounds every six months. This is because they constantly ask questions and learn new skills (from using Wordpress to copywriting to Facebook ad execution). Learning never ends.
But learning isn't enough. Knowledge is only potential power so applying it is where the money-making magic happens. Execution is everything. Better 27 attempts at launching a product or service and one taking off than creating the perfect product that never ships.
The good and bad news about starting out is that there is no right way — or one way — to be successful. There are millions of ways to run a profitable side hustle that can replace and exceed your income.
Source : https://www.businessinsider.com/turn-side-job-into-career-signs-2018-10434