Questions To Ask When Considering a Side Hustle.

Side hustles are a great way to earn extra income but, like all new ventures, they require a bit of legwork upfront in order to get traction. If you don’t choose an idea that fits your current lifestyle, it’s easy for this extra work to sink to the bottom of your to-do list and, eventually, fall by the wayside. For this reason, durable side hustles often feel less like a chore and more like a creative outlet that places craft and commerce on equal footing.

Although side hustles don’t always become full-time jobs, it’s common for side hustlers to gravitate towards this option once their venture becomes profitable enough. If you want a side hustle that could eventually become your career, here are some things to consider.

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1. Does the idea fit your current schedule?
You’re going to be dedicating a meaningful amount of time to this side hustle, so it helps if that time fits into your schedule. A side hustle should be something you can do outside of your 9-5 job, but that won’t interfere with or keep you from that job.

Things will come up at your full-time job. Some days, you may have to pick up an extra shift, work overtime to finish up a project, or have obligations like meetings and team-building events.

If you want to make sure you put time into your side hustle, it helps to pick something that’s easy to re-schedule. Side gigs like dog-walking or babysitting might seem appealing, but remember these could be more difficult to arrange around your regular job.

2. Does the idea align with your passions and interests?
Working 40 hours a week is enough to take take most people’s creative energy by the time the day winds down. And after time well spent with family, friends, and personal responsibilities, it’s easy to see just how hard it can be to carve out additional headspace to work on a side project.

But it’s these hours tucked away in life’s margins that tend to be the best time to do the focused work needed to get something off the ground; the workday is done, the weekend is still a couple of days away, and since you’ve already watched all the true-crime documentaries on Netflix, your schedule is wide open.

The hours tucked away in life’s margins are often the best time to do focused work.
But, try as you might, sometimes you just won’t want to work.

That’s why it’s ideal if your side hustle closely pairs with what you’re passionate about, even if it’s not the end-product itself. That might mean some aspect of running things behind the scenes, or maybe it’s just immersing yourself in a new topic or field of interest.

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3. Is the idea financially viable?
Although not every hobby should be burdened by the need for profitability, by our definition of a side hustle, we are looking to create some kind of return on time invested. That means your side hustle needs to be financially viable and, over the long term, relatively stable.

Most side hustles aren’t profitable right away since your primary focus is tweaking your product or service and finding how best to reach your first clients or customers. You want to keep costs low in the early stages and work exclusively on “ringing the cash register,” or proving out your idea with a sale so you can see what the numbers look like.

What does that mean exactly? Since the start of any project is completely lopsided in terms of time put in and revenue that comes back out, you don’t need to be as concerned with tracking your sweat equity.

But as you make progress and begin to make money, it’s important to understand how much it costs you, in time, to get a client, customer, or sale, and ultimately, turn your effort into profit. If your resulting margins or hourly wages put you in the red, your side hustle may not be sustainable.

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How To Create And Sell Courses Online

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The exploding market for online courses is a lucrative opportunity for passive income. If you’ve got a skillset that you think is marketable, and the ability to communicate it effectively to others, this avenue could be perfect for you. 


What is it? Skillshare and Udemy are online platforms designed to empower people with certain skills to share those skills with those looking to learn them. They provide an opportunity for creators to produce and upload courses that can range from video-centric to more test-heavy options, depending on your personal production skills. 
The courses can then be priced, sold, rated, and shared. Successful courses on Udemy or Skillshare can rake in thousands of dollars, all by leveraging skills that their creators already have.  


Who is it for? First and foremost, you’ll obviously need a marketable skill to teach. But you’d be surprised at the wide variety of courses that do well on Udemy. There are dozens of categories and subcategories, so you’re sure to find a niche that perfectly suits your own perfectly set of marketable skills. 


But you’ll need something more than skills—you’ll need to be a skilled communicator to help people benefit from what you have to say. If you can hold your own in front of a video camera and communicate what you know with clarity, you’ll do well. 

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How does it pay? This is a difficult number to pin down, as Udemy and Skillshare earnings can range from a couple hundred dollars per year to tens of thousands each month. It all comes down to how well your course performs. 
There are things you can do to increase your chances. Uploading some of your videos to YouTube and linking them back to your course, or using other marketing channels to promote your course.

Other Udemy newbies will often offer their courses for free at first to drive traffic and get ratings, before switching to a payed model once they have a bit of a reputation on the site. 
As for Skillshare, the site works on a royalty system that determines how much you earn based on how many total minutes of your classes are watched.

The site says that first-time teachers tend to earn around $200(R 1850) in their first month, while established teachers can earn as much as $3,000 (R55 500) per month. 
We recommend uploading your course to both Udemy and Skillshare to get the most possible traffic.
Pros 

  • Potential for significant earnings 
  • Uses skills you already have 
  • No start-up costs  

Cons 

  • Can take some time to build reputation 
  • Big initial time investment of planning, filming, and editing courses
  • Organic revenue is split 50/50 with Udemy. 
  • On Skillshare, royalties are shared among the all teachers—higher view rates lead to higher earnings.   

How to Get Started First you’ll want to begin taking notes on which of your skills might be the most marketable. Head to Udemy or Skillshare to see which types of courses are doing well, or which ones have gaps that you could fill.  
Summary Udemy and Skillshare offer excellent opportunities to turn your skills and teaching abilities into cash. If you’re willing to put in the initial setup work, it could turn into a lucractive source of passive income.

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Tips For Young Entrepreneurs

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1. Select your desired niche
You mist choose a niche of your choice, choose your desired field where you don’t have to force yourself to do anything. Your interest will work as a fuel so you will only be enthused to make wonders when you will do a business in your preferred or desired niche.


2. Mind up your mind to take the risks
The road to success is never easy and this you need to take as a motivation, this reality should motivate you and you have to enable yourself to the risks boldly, if you will succeed your confidence will boost up and in case you don’t then you will know that certain tricks or strategy is useless and will work for a new one, so in either ways you will be benefited in a long run.


3. Have faith in yourself
Your team members won’t have faith in you until you have faith in you, believe in yourself and stay very focused, it will be you who is going to get noticed first. Don’t let yourself lose hope. Expect great things and great things will happen.


4. Be Patient
Its not that you will be successful over-night, one has to be very patient, you will come across some hardships so you have to be very patient. Be always available, passiveness can be very disastrous.

5. Make a solid team
Select your team members whom you find determined and who you think have the spark. The people with whom you share good mental compatibility can make a goof solid team, this team work will help you in achieving your goals.


6. Narrow down your goals
You have to narrow down your goals, for this you can do paper work and mention the goals that are highly important for you. Select them according to their significance as it won’t let you strayed.


7. Create a plan for raising investment
You should make a plan as how you can raise an investment, in this plan pen down all the ball-park estimation and insights that you are going to use for raising a capital.


8. Always listen to your customer
There is no point of ignoring what your customer says about your product, always value his opinion and give honour to his complaints, assure them that their complaints will be considered in a best possible way.

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How To Work For Yourself

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When you work for someone else you’re putting all your eggs into one basket that you don’t own or hold. If you want to secure your financial future regardless of the bad economy, you need to be in control of your own life.

In a crummy economy where jobs are scarce, Scott Gerber, author of Never Get A Real Job, believes that the only way to secure your employment and financial future is to start a company.

“The resume-driven society says, ‘if we work hard and go to school, we’ll get a job and be ok.’ That traditional thinking no longer applies,” says Gerber. “Now, more than ever, you need to be entrepreneurial to be successful; you need to create a job to keep a job.”

Ready to take a stab at entrepreneurship?

First, you’ve got to curb your ego “You can’t build a successful business if you don’t have your priorities straight and ego in check.

While entrepreneurs should be confident, if you go overboard you’ll get in your own way.
Keep it simple, stupid “If your idea is not simple, you’re stupid,” says Gerber. “Build a business that is nuts and bolts practical and not complex.”

“Create a simplified product or service that sells X product to Y customer for Z profit,” he says.
Always be prepared for the worst-case scenario (because it will happen) “Every decision should be thought through; plan for the worst so you’re not caught off guard if it happens.

“Come up with three alternatives for every decision so you’ve taken all outcomes into consideration,” he suggests.
Be unoriginal “Too many people think they need to reinvent the wheel, but if they do, the wheel will run them over,” says Gerber. “Instead, focus on bettering an idea that already exists.” Use creativity to market an unoriginal idea. “Think of the guys who started College Hunks Hauling Junk,” says Gerber. “They put a creative spin on a pre-existing idea. At its core, it’s just a junk removal business.”
Make sure your business isn’t a bottomless pit “Start a business that is efficient with few monetary demands in the beginning,” says Gerber.

For entrepreneurs will minimal resources, Gerber says to start a business around the little cash available. “Your ideas, then, need to be focused on making money. When I started out, I didn’t have much at all. I just focused on business ideas that could turn a profit quicker and didn’t have many startup costs.”
Become a brilliant cheapskate “If you want to start a business, you need to change the way you spend money,” says Gerber.

“Know the difference between an expense and a necessity that can be bartered, bargained for, or partnered on.”
Don’t partner with just anyone Assess if a partnership makes sense before you jump into it.

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“Your friends might seem like the best partners, but they might end up slacking off and doing nothing. Or someone who seems great might take you through the ringer later on,” says Gerber. “Make sure you evaluate what a partner can bring to the table and make sure it’s worth it.”
Toss the old school business plan Gerber is a fan of one paragraph startup plans. Anything longer is not necessary. “Stop thinking you have to write a business plan for investors or dense dissertations. You don’t need a traditional plan to be a small business owner,” Gerber says.

“Business planning isn’t a revenue-generating opportunity. Instead, get started on your business so you can make money as soon as possible.”

Gerber recommends writing one paragraph in question and answer format in lieu of a 95-page plan that takes six months to put together. “Don’t use business plan software, don’t listen to experts — they’re nonsense. All you need to do is organise your thoughts in a way that’s good for your business.”
Phones won’t ring themselves By this, Gerber means to constantly be marketing your company in new, creative ways.

“Put yourself out into the world. Always be selling yourself without being a used car salesman,” he says. “Join groups, network regularly, and find different ways to get your business in front of people.”
Be afraid Be afraid to have never failed. In other words, the idea of not trying should scare you.

“Be afraid to wake up 10, 20, 30 years from now and be pointing your finger at the TV saying, that was my idea!” says Gerber. “What you should never be afraid of is to never get a real job.”
Finally, stop listening to your parents and thinking you need to validate your degree. Most people have dreamt of being their own boss, setting their own hours, and having every minute of work be directly beneficial. According to Gerber, whether you’re just graduated or are already in the workforce, this dream is possible.

“University kids should be starting businesses. They are at the point in their lives where they can scale their livelihoods down, and they have extra time to put in hard work,” says Gerber.

“Generation Y: Stop listening to your parents and thinking you need to validate your degree with a ‘real’ job,” he cautions. “Instead, build your own financial future; use your time wisely now so it will pay dividends when you’re older.”

For people who already have traditional jobs, it’s not too late to start a personal endeavour. “Just take a look around and see that [by working for someone else] you’re putting all eggs into one basket that you don’t own or hold,” says Gerber.

“If you want to secure your financial future regardless of the bad economy, you need to be in control of your own life. That doesn’t mean that entrepreneurship is easy, but it allows you to make your own destiny. Every hour of work can be for you — that’s a major change from a 9-5 job.”

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List Of 25 Business Ideas For 2022

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An aspiring woman entrepreneur always wants to do something fruitful and positive in the business besides bestowing values to family and social life. Here I put 25 chosen, low-cost business ideas for women entrepreneur.

Generally, expertise, understanding the domain, risk taking ability and flexibility are the major reasons that drive women to undertake a business venture.


List Of 25 Business Ideas For Women Entrepreneurs

1. Affiliate marketing

Affiliate marketing involves having your won site and sending your traffic to someone else’s site to purchase their products or services. For every sale initiated by a link from your site, you will earn the percentage of sales commission. This is one of the best business ideas for women.

2. Basket Weaving

To start profitable basket-weaving business one requires thoughtful planning and a high level of creative mind having a flair for design. This is one of the highly profitable craft business ideas for women.

3. Beauty Parlour

Beauty Parlour business opportunity demands adequate knowledge and skills. This business can be initiated at low scale with moderate capital investment.

4. Blogging

In today’s world Blogs are most powerful ways for both individuals and businesses to communicate information distinctively online. It is therefore no surprising that there are On 16 February 2011, there were over 156 million public blogs in existence. Blogging is one of the best home-based business ideas for women.

5. Book Keeping

Every small or big company need business accounting services like bank reconciliation, e-filling, service tax, sales tax, payroll etc. One can start this home-based business by giving this services freelance to the businesses who can’t afford to have a permanent accountant.

6. Boutique Store

With the increasing awareness of fashion and trend, the market opportunity of the boutique store has increased rapidly. The boutique store is one of the highly potential clothing business ideas for women.

7. Candle Making

Candle making business can be initiated with a small start budget and home based basis. The popularity and consumer demand for scented and decorative candles creates a tremendous business opportunity for the innovative startup entrepreneurs.

8. Card Making

Greeting card making business idea is perfect for those who enjoys creativity and want to turn their creative minds into a successful venture. This is one of the most profitable craft business ideas for women entrepreneurs.

9. Clixsense

How To Make Money; It is needless to mention that there are a few scopes where a person can make money without any limitation. Through Clixsense, you can make at least 5400/- monthly by spending only 3 hours a day on your PC or Smart Phone.

10. Computer Training Institute
Computer training institute is an ideal business opportunity for the aspiring computer-savvy professionals. Running a computer training institute with some other value addition services can be a profitable and self-rewarding business.

#11. Consulting

If you are an expert in a specific field and you like to assist others, then consulting business is perfect for you. The consulting business is one the best home-based business ideas for women entrepreneurs and it can be initiated with low cost or no cost.

12. Content Writing

An entrepreneur having expertise in internet content writing can initiate this business from home location. The demand is huge and one of the best self-rewarding business ideas for women entrepreneurs.

13. Copywriting

With the booming of the internet industry content marketing becoming the centre of it all and the need for copywriting has never been greater. One of the most profitable business ideas for women entrepreneurs.

14. Craft Making Made of Plaster of Paris Greeting

A woman having a hobby of crafts making, creating home decoration items with plaster of Paris would be excellent crafts making a business idea for her. Not only can this venture be started and run from a home based location, but this business is also very inexpensive to initiate.

15. Craft Store

Setting up a craft store is one of the highly profitable business ideas for women. Sourcing the craft items from craft makers and selling them from your own store is always also a self-rewarding business.

16. Creche

The women jobber, working lady and business owner has been increasing rapidly. And this creates an opportunity for convenience service business like a creche. One of the highly profitable business ideas for women entrepreneurs and it can be initiated from home location.

17. Crochet Knitting

Crochet knitting business opportunity is ideal for passionate crochet knitters who want to turn their hobby into a profitable venture. Also, one can consider starting this business when he or she has any other knitting business already.

18. Customised Glass Etching

Glass etching business is an artistic and profit making business idea that can be initiated from home location. An entrepreneur having a creative mind, passionate about glass etching, can start this business with small capital investment.

19. E-book Writing

If you enjoy writing and you know the technique of making e-book then E-book writing is one of the best business ideas for women. You can start selling these E-books from your website, blog or from amazon also.

20. Event Planning

Corporate hospitality event planning business describes giving service in the process of entertainments in events held by corporate or businesses for their staffs, clients or stakeholders. This business opportunity is comparatively easy to start, profitable and also enjoying one.

21. Fashion Designing

Women having knowledge and experience about fashion designing can start this business of her own with moderate capital investment.

22. Fashion Design Institute

Fashion design institute business opportunity is perfect for the entrepreneurs who have sufficient knowledge in the subject, artistic mind and adequate experience on the courses.

23. Feature Agency

If you have an interest in writing or reading, starting his or her own feature agency business is a good option. To start a feature agency one needs just a computer and a telephone connection.

24. Fitness Centre

Fitness centre business opportunity demands careful planning and research. It is an industry continues to be a lucrative market opportunity for small businesses and entrepreneurs globally.

25. Image Consulting

If you love pulling together the perfect outfit, you may want to consider becoming a fashion or image consultant. While it may not be obvious at first, the reasons that people may need an image consultant are quite varied.

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How To start An Online Business

How To Start An Online Business
There is a proven sequence of steps you can follow to guarantee your success when you’re starting a small business online. I’ve seen thousands of people start and grow successful businesses by doing the following:

Find a need and fill it.
Write copy that sells.
Design and build an easy-to-use website.
Use search engines to drive traffic to your site.
Establish an expert reputation for yourself.
Follow up with your customers and subscribers with email.
Increase your incomethrough back-end sales and upselling.
Anyone, from newbie to seasoned online entrepreneur, can benefit from this process in learning how to start a business online.

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Step 1: Find a need and fill it.

Most people who are just starting out make the mistake of looking for a product first, and a market second.

To boost your chances of success, start with a market. The trick is to find a group of people who are searching for a solution to a problem, but not finding many results. The internet makes this kind of market research easy:

Visit online forums to see what questions people ask and what problems they’re trying to solve.
Do keyword research to find keywords that a lot of people are searching, but for which not many sites are competing.
Check out your potential competitors by visiting their sites and taking note of what they’re doing to fill the demand. Then you can use what you’ve learned and create a product for a market that already exists–and do it better than the competition.

Step 2: Write copy that sells.

There’s a proven sales copy formula that takes visitors through the selling process from the moment they arrive to the moment they make a purchase:

Arouse interest with a compelling headline.
Describe the problem your product solves.
Establish your credibility as a solver of this problem.
Add testimonials from people who have used your product.
Talk about the product and how it benefits the user.
Make an offer.
Make a strong guarantee.
Create urgency.
Ask for the sale.
Throughout your copy, you need to focus on how your product or service is uniquely able solve people’s problems or make their lives better. Think like a customer and ask “What’s in it for me?”

Step 3: Design and build your website.

Once you’ve got your market and product, and you’ve nailed down your selling process, now you’re ready for your small-business web design. Remember to keep it simple. You have fewer than five seconds to grab someone’s attention–otherwise they’re gone, never to be seen again. Some important tips to keep in mind:

Choose one or two plain fonts on a white background.
Make your navigation clear and simple, and the same on every page.
Only use graphics, audio or video if they enhance your message.
Include an opt-in offer so you can collect e-mail addresses.
Make it easy to buy–no more than two clicks between potential customer and checkout.
Your website is your online storefront, so make it customer-friendly.


Step 4: Use search engines to drive targeted buyers to your site.

Pay-per-click advertising is the easiest way to get traffic to a brand-new site. It has two advantages over waiting for the traffic to come to you organically. First, PPC ads show up on the search pages immediately, and second, PPC ads allow you to test different keywords, as well as headlines, prices and selling approaches. Not only do you get immediate traffic, but you can also use PPC ads to discover your best, highest-converting keywords. Then you can distribute the keywords throughout your site in your copy and code, which will help your rankings in the organic search results.

Step 5: Establish an expert reputation for yourself.

People use the internet to find information. Provide that information for free to other sites, and you’ll see more traffic and better search engine rankings. The secret is to always include a link to your site with each tidbit of information.

Give away free, expert content. Create articles, videos or any other content that people will find useful. Distribute that content through online article directories or social media sites.
Include “send to a friend” links on valuable content on your website.
Become an active expert in industry forums and social networking sites where your target market hangs out.
You’ll reach new readers. But even better, every site that posts your content will link back to yours. Search engines love links from relevant sites and will reward you in the rankings.

Step 6: Use the power of email marketing to turn visitors into buyers.

When you build an opt-in list, you’re creating one of the most valuable assets of your online business. Your customers and subscribers have given you permission to send them email. That means:

You’re giving them something they’ve asked for.
You’re developing lifetime relationships with them.
The response is 100 percent measurable.
Email marketing is cheaper and more effective than print, TV or radio because it’s highly targeted.
Anyone who visits your site and opts in to your list is a very hot lead. And there’s no better tool than email for following up with those leads.

Step 7: Increase your income through back-end sales and upselling.

One of the most important internet marketing strategies is to develop every customer’s lifetime value. At least 36 percent of people who have purchased from you once will buy from you again if you follow up with them. Closing that first sale is by far the most difficult part–not to mention the most expensive. So use back-end selling and upselling to get them to buy again:

Offer products that complement their original purchase.
Send out electronic loyalty coupons they can redeem on their next visit.
Offer related products on your “Thank You” page after they purchase.
Reward your customers for their loyalty and they’ll become even more loyal.

The internet changes so fast that one year online equals about five years in the real world. But the principles of how to start and grow a successful online business haven’t changed at all. If you’re just starting a small business online, stick to this sequence. If you’ve been online awhile, do a quick review and see if there’s a step you’re neglecting, or never got around to doing in the first place. You can’t go wrong with the basics.