Side Hustles | Week 53
“From a simple hobby comes a career.” – Bryce Ward 5/8/2021
There are so many ways to earn a bit of extra income, and with a bit of planning, you can use your side hustles to benefit your career. I would know, I turned my weekly chore of mowing the yard into a small business when I was sixteen. I have taken my hobby of playing video games and took it a step further by creating my YouTube channel BryceIsTubing. While granted, I have yet to profit from YouTube as a side hustle. I did learn video editing and have raised over $600 for charity through my channel. Thanks to my experiences running my small business, Yard Boys, and editing videos for YouTube, I used my experiences as selling points in job interviews.
Turning your hobbies into side hustles are a big boost during interviews, especially for young folks joining the workforce. Lack of experience is the number one weakness when it comes to hiring younger professionals. However, using your side hustles as a talking point during your interviews can make you stand out from your peers. You’ll appear more experience and already show interest in working on specific projects. To make you stand out even more in your following interview, be sure to document your side hustles and any successful projects you complete online. I recommend building a website as a personal portfolio for your accomplishments. If you don’t want to jump into website building just yet, social media sites such as Facebook and LinkedIn work great as free options for recording your professional progress.
Hey, thank you for reading this week’s post! Do you have any questions on side hustles? Let me know in the comments, and I would be happy to answer! Also, I am personally considering starting a new side hustle as a freelance video editor!