Oh hello. This is a message from lockdown number 3764. Or at least that’s what it feels like. We all understand the underlying reason for the third lockdown. But that doesn’t mean it’s getting any more enjoyable. The first lockdown was a breath of fresh air, as we could spend more time with our loved ones at home. But right now, this is getting boring. 

And boredom, as it happens, encourages us to dream of a new reality. What would you do if you could change your routine? While there’s still the hope of winning the lottery one day to escape the dullness of day-to-day routine, it’s unlikely to happen. However, what you can do is redefine your sense of self-worth through a side hustle. Who knows? You could even end up making a lot of money and, somehow, replacing your imaginary jackpot win. 

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It’s great, I’m working from home!

Creating a side hustle means that you can work wherever you want. Right now, admittedly, it means working from home because of the lockdown situation. However, once restrictions are finally lifted, most of us will be heading back to the office. Your home-based side hustle can become your new source of excitement. First of all, home is very relative. Ultimately, if your solo business becomes successful, it could replace your full-time job. And then, you get to decide where you work! You could work in a cosy coffee shop or by the beach if you get the job done. You’ll be saving a tonne of money in commute and unnecessary work-related expenses. Who needs all that stress anyway? 

Your commute time is no more than a few seconds every morning, or afternoon for that matters. After all, you don’t just decide where you work, but also, when. So you can relax in the knowledge that you are fully in charge of your time and effort. 

It’s tragic, I’m working at home

On the one hand, the idea of working from home is appealing. But on the other hand, you don’t want to have clients ringing your doorbell at any time of the day or night. If you don’t have business premises for your venture, you might want to consider a virtual mailing address, such as the service by PhysicalAddress that can digitise your post for easy access. Using a virtual address serves many purposes. Firstly, it means that your contact-me page doesn’t show your home address. Secondly, you can use the virtual address to create a GoogleMyBusiness page, which will appear on Google Maps. In other words, this means you could secure a virtual business location at the heart of London, even though you don’t live there. It’s the perfect approach to protect your privacy and boost your business presence. 

What kind of business is right for me?

Launching a side hustle venture is no easy task. You want to focus your attention on your most relevant and sell-able skills. For instance, if you have business experience, you could provide PA services or accounting tips for small companies. Professionally trained marketers can offer unique SEO blogging services online. Ideally, your side hustle should be able to survive remotely. Digital services offer a unique opportunity for growth. 

Are you ready to embrace the life of an entrepreneur? A side hustle can be a superb chance to do your own thing while making money on the side. Besides, as you’ve found out yourself, lockdown 3 is getting boring! So why not make the most of your time? 

 

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