Hobby or Side Hustle?

One of the things I like about most of the stories in this chapter is that they’ve found a way to build a “social good” component into their businesses. This is different than just operating as a charity, where the entire goal is to raise money or provide a service to people in need.

Similarly, a lot of side hustle stories involve someone who takes a hobby and finds a way to get paid for it. The key difference is that instead of just doing something they enjoy, the person focuses their effort on how it helps other people. There’s nothing wrong with doing something just for fun—not everything in life has to make money—but if you’re trying to make it a side hustle, it needs to make money somehow.

Be clear on what you want to accomplish. If you don’t have a plan to profit from your idea, you don’t have a hustle. You have a hobby.


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