Generating Side Hustle Ideas

The goal this week:

Generate as many ideas for a side hustle as possible, any idea. If it excites me as a possible side hustle, jot it down. I wanted to have a list of at least 25 (semi-possible) ideas by the end of the week. I had an 8 hour drive for work and a lot of time to think. During the drive, to help with idea generation, I listened to three audio books:

  1. Side Hustle: From Idea to Income in 27 Days” by Chris Guillebeau – [For the 2nd time]
  2. What If It Does Work Out?: How a Side Hustle Can Change Your Life” by Susie Moore
  3. The $100 Startup” by Chris Guillebeau

Driving has always been a great way for me to plow through some audiobooks. However, it is horrible when the ideas are flowing, since there isn’t a (safe) way to jot the notes down. Usually, OneNote is my favorite note taking app and has been for some time now. I’m able to jot down ideas as they come, reorganize, delete, change, and expand as I go. Therefore, I resorted to many “Hey Siri” shout-outs, and added the ideas to my reminders. Then, later that evening, I reorganized them all in to my notes.

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The Start

Lately, I’ve been reading more about the concept of a “side hustle.” The basic idea is to find ways to earn side income either from doing tasks or providing services outside of your normal source of income. I’ve challenged myself to find things that:

  1. I have good working knowledge.
  2. Come easy to me. (Meaning: no stress!)
  3. Don’t take up a lot of time.
  4. I enjoy doing.
  5. Can possibly earn enough monthly to pay at least one of our bills.

Because of this, I’ve decided to start this blog to document my progress.

Get some ideas too:

  1. Side Hustle: From Idea to Income in 27 Days
  2. What If It Does Work Out?: How a Side Hustle Can Change Your Life
  3. The $100 Startup: Reinvent the Way You Make a Living, Do What You Love, and Create a New Future
  4. The Side Hustle Path: 10 Proven Ways to Make Money Outside of Your Day Job (Volume 1)
  5. Side Hustle Blueprint (2nd Edition): How to Make an Extra $1000 in 30 Days Without Leaving Your Day Job!