Why I Side Hustle?

why-i-side-hustleHappy Friday everyone! I hope y’all are doing well. I can’t believe it’s already December. If you’ve been reading The Butler Journal (TBJ) for a while, you know that I am a huge fan of side hustle. I’ve done things from selling stuff on eBay to freelance writing. Today, I want to share with you the reasons why I side hustle.

Extra Money

The first reason why I side hustle is because I like the extra money. One of the most important things that I’m doing right now is paying off debt. I’ve had it for far too long, and I refuse to have it for too much longer. I make a decent amount of money at my 9-5 job, but I want this debt to be gone sooner than later. The money that I make from side hustling allows me to pay it off faster.

Many people know that traveling is one of my favorite hobbies. I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again, life is all about experiences. I’ll take a trip over a BMW or some expensive clothing any day. Memories and creating new ones are so much more important than materialistic stuff. This is another place where my extra money goes. Without the extra money. I wouldn’t be to travel as much. This year alone the extra money had helped me pay for trips to Washington D.C, Costa Rica, and San Diego.

It’s Fun

Another reason why I side hustle is that it’s fun for the most part. Some side hustles are more fun than the others. For example, I love eBay. Selling items on the site is fun to me. I enjoy finding inventory and getting it ready to sell. It is a good feeling when you find an item for a low price and flip it for three times as much or more.

Learn New Skills

Five years ago, you couldn’t tell me that I’d be doing some of the side hustles that I’m doing now. Five years ago, I didn’t know anything about WordPress or freelance writing. Now, I’d like to say that I’m pretty good at both of them now. I’ve learned a lot of different skills since I’ve been side hustling. I believe that anyone can do the same thing. That leads me to the final reason why I side hustle.

New Opportunities

Side hustling can result in new opportunities. I know a few people who have side hustled their way¬†to a new career. To me, that’s amazing. It shows me that anyone can change their career or life by working hard enough. Since I’ve been freelance writing, I’ve been able to write for several wonderful websites. This would not have happened if I never believed in myself.

Everyone is not going to side hustle. Some people are just lazy, or they are content with their situation. That’s not me. Side hustling is a way of life. It is helping me created extra income. If you are interested in side hustling, I want you to realize that you can do it. If you need any help or have a question about anything, email me at Jason@TheButlerJournal.com.

Do you have a side hustle? Why or why not?

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  1. I didn’t really think about side hustles until your 1k Hustle challenge! Now, I am more open and actively seeking ways to increase income from side hustles. I have definitely learned more skills in the short time.
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