There has never been a better time to start your own side hustle. Maybe it’s that passion project you’ve been putting on hold. Now is the time to start.
A lot of people have 9-5 jobs and are solely dependent on that. There are also other people who have a 9-5 plus another business on the side. Then there are a group of people who don’t have a job, don’t have a side hustle and have nothing going on for them. I have been there. It’s sad, but it’s also a reality.
I understand that not everybody is meant to be an entrepreneur but girl times are tough and it’s time to re-group.
To start a business is not easy as I have learnt, but the important thing is to take that first step. Once you do, you’re in.
What side hustle?
There is always a gap somewhere. Right now movement is very restricted. You can’t get into town, you cannot pass through police checkpoints without a valid reason. This means you may want to conduct business where you are right now.
Find a commodity that is scarce with your community right now. Be the problem solver and provide whats on demand right now. Women want toiletries/sanitary wear but are unable to wait in queues at the super market, there is an opportunity there. The men in your neighborhood are in search of Alcohol, be the source. Structure your business to last even long term. There are so many things you could do, the list is endless. I previously did a blog post on side hustles you can try out, see here.
“Marketing is the study and management of exchange relationships. It is the business process of identifying, anticipating and satisfying customers’ needs and wants. Because marketing is used to attract customers, it is one of the primary components of business management.”
Put yourself out there. Different strategies of marketing will apply here. In as much as your business idea is good, you’re probably not the first one to start it. There maybe a lot of people doing what you’re doing, find an angle that will differentiate you from the rest.
Apply all the rules of marketing you and be constantly aggressive at it.
When it comes to finances, saving has always been important. Downsize that grocery list and save even more. Multiple streams of income or not, save save save.
For instance, if you have a chance, grow your little veggies in your backyard. It will be very useful. That little garden will help you save.
I wrote this with passion and excitement. I hope you find this post useful. At this point, you have to go for it 100%. You will learn as you go.