Juggling Your “9 to 5” with Your “Side Hustle”

On one of the other Blog Coalition sites that I am guest blogging on today, I briefly went into the “Side Hustle” approach. On the blog named USA Make a Difference, I mention that having a “9 to 5” job can be a big asset to you when starting your Home Business, even if you do not like the job you currently have. Why? Because you can start out and test your business idea as a side hustle while keeping your main job. And if all goes well, your side hustle can become your main hustle. But starting a home business is not easy which is why I think that anyone who is successful at it should be given a trophy from the Home Business Awards that I am blogging for today as well. I am also doing something today at Home Business Digital that looks at developing your own home business, keeping in mind that we are always amidst a technological evolution.

Four Steps that Will Hopefully Help You Become a Home Business Achiever

First things first though. Here is a four-step plan that you can use to help you figure out what you want your side hustle to be about.

  1. First you must figure out the kind of customer you are seeking, a detailed look at what they want, what their desires are, their demographic and so on (their niche).
  2. Next is to explore if there is a true and intense need for what you want to do.
  3. And finally, look at the competition, and if it is too competitive out there, you might want to consider starting another kind of business.
  4. Or, if you are stuck on doing what you want to do, at least come up with the reason why what you do is different than what everyone else is doing that makes you more desirable. This is important because the more focused you are on the unique needs of your customers, the more likely it is that they choose your products/services instead of those of your competitors. Also, what you do needs to be difficult for others to imitate. But they will copy you eventually at which point you have to pivot and disrupt some other trend in your industry.