5 Tips To Have Side Hustle Success

5 Tips To Have Side Hustle SuccessSide hustling can change your life. You can make money on the side of your day job that can help you reach your financial goals a little bit more quickly.

You can pay off your student loans, start the business of your dreams on the side, go on a dream vacation, save up money to travel the world, pay off your credit card debt, save up for a home down payment, and more.

It’s all up to you. It’s your time and your money.

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Below are my five tips to have side hustle success:

1. Find the best side hustle for you.

The first thing you need to do is buy the best side hustle for you. This means you should look into your talents and skill set and see how you can make money. Just because one person can make money with a certain side hustle does not mean that it can work for everyone.

This is why you should dive into your own skills and see how you can possibly make money. This makes having a side hustle more enjoyable because you are doing what you want to do in your free time.

For example, if you absolutely hate dogs, then becoming a dog walker sounds like a horrible idea. However, if you love dogs, then becoming a dog walker might be a dream side job for a person.

2. Use your time wisely.

A side hustle means that you will most likely be using a lot of your free time on whatever your side job is. This means that you need to learn how to use your time as wisely as you can.

Create a schedule, eliminate distractions, find out when you work best, and more.

3. Network like crazy.

A very important part of having side hustle success is that you have clients. It would be very hard to ever gather any clients for your business unless you network. This means networking with a potential client base and also networking with those in your industry. Don’t see everyone as competition, instead think of it as a way to grow your business and improve yourself.

4. Outsource what you can.

Eventually, it would be very hard to grow your business while also maintaining your day job. You may want to look into outsourcing what you can so that you can focus on the more important parts of your business.

5. Don’t forget to enjoy life.

In the end, it’s always important to enjoy your life. You will most likely be spending a decent amount of time working, so getting out and doing other things that you love is very important. This way you can relax, rejuvenate yourself, and more.

Do you have a side hustle? What tips do you have to be successful with it?


Making Money Online with a Second Language

As Americans climb out of difficult financial times, student loans remain an economic barrier to many, with loan debt growing in every quarter since 2003. Repayment is a burden for many current students and graduates.  What can you do to rid yourself of the debt accumulated?

I recently spoke with a community college graduate who smartly navigated his way out of educational debt through leveraging his proficiency in a second language. Though highly intelligent and proficient in their own languages, many students at his school were having trouble mastering English, and needed someone to fill the gaps introduced by textbooks and professors. The graduate spent some of his free time tutoring students in the library, but before long he had expanded to online tutoring as well.

Current students and grads don’t have to move far to make money; a number of people make sizable profits by roving online opportunities.  Those who speak a second language land jobs, leveraging multilingual skills to consult, tutor, translate documents, and address other tasks. You may not think that moving “learn to speak Spanish” to the top of your to-do list makes sense, but here are a few reasons why investing in that second language is a fiscally sound move. [Read more…]

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Twitter & the Blogger

Twitter is your very best brand ambassador out there. Twitter allows you to promote yourself, without promoting yourself at all, which is generally how people like to like someone. Take a look at any successful, money-makin blogging mom. Let’s use Naomi Davis (@lovetaza) of the Rockstar Diaries. You can bet that she makes a very, very nice side income from her little family’s blog, not to mention that she probably scores enough product discounts and/or donations to double the cash she’s making from those ads and sponsors. Now, Naomi Davis is not “selling” anything.  [Read more…]

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With just the basic knowledge of SEO, and the keen interest to learn more, you can earn yourself a nice steady income by helping others with their link building efforts. The real bonus though, is that the valuable insights you gain can put you on a path to a very profitable career in blogging in the future. Just take a look at the popular blogs of my favorite SEO experts – Alex Whalley and Ana Hoffman!

What Would You Do?

You would be responsible for helping web masters, small businesspeople, internet entrepreneurs, writers, organizations- anyone who wants to see their money making ideas on the first one or two pages of Google- increase their page rank by building and maintaining quality backlinks. There are plenty of ways to achieve this, including:

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While surveys have been around for a long time, they are still an integral part of the business research world. Surveys are used for a variety of purposes. They can be used for market research, identifying demographics in a particular geographic area, and for improving the way a business functions. The best part of surveys is, because most are so short-term, you don’t have to be a trained or licensed professional to conduct them. Many companies recruit college students and other people looking for money on the side to perform these surveys, while others will pay survey responders. It is a great way to make a little extra cash while either collecting opinions, or providing your own. Here are some great survey opportunities for anybody looking for a little cash on the side.

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PayPal has taken international business money exchange by storm. If you’ve purchased anything online in the past few years, chances are that you were offered the option to pay for your purchase using your PayPal account. If you want to make money online, you should consider creating a PayPal account so you can offer your customers the option to buy your products or services without ever touching a check or credit card.

Here are a few things you should know about this online payment juggernaut –


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It’s not a job that comes to mind immediately or one that you dream of when you join college, but it’s fulfilling and satisfactory in many aspects; teaching at an online college is an option you could consider if you’re a college professor or aspiring to become one. The demand for skilled and dedicated teachers is rising by the day, so if you think you fit the bill and would enjoy teaching online, here are answers to a few basic questions you’re likely to have about the job:

What qualifications do you need to teach college courses online?

Most universities prefer their own staff to handle their online courses; however, it is possible to find work as an adjunct professor if you hold a graduate degree or a doctorate in the subject you intend to teach, or if you hold any graduate degree and have completed 18 graduate level credits in the subject you want to teach. Many who aspire to teach online pursue the online graduate certificate in Management of E-Learning. This is offered by various universities and can be completed in as little as six months. When you complete this course, you’re not only eligible to teach online, you can also apply for positions as e-learning course designers.

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