Even If You’re Killing It At Work, You Still Need A Side Hustle

Even If You’re Killing It At Work, You Still Need A Side Hustle ©iStock/CoffeeAndMilk

Sure, you’re bossing it at your 9-to-5, but you’re also not prepared to settle for that for the rest of your life. You’re a brilliant, ambitious woman and you’re always looking forward to the next bigger and better thing, which is why you’ve got a side hustle. Don’t have one yet? Here’s why you should, ASAP:

  1. You make some extra cash. Pretty obvious, but it needs to be said. If you want to make some extra money, it’s a good idea to freelance or take on a part-time job besides your normal full-time job. Just think about all the fun stuff you can buy… or you could be responsible and save up. Your choice.
  2. You can follow your biggest dreams. Always wanted to start a food blog or become a freelance writer? You might not be able to quit your day job anytime soon, but that doesn’t mean you can’t do what you love. A side hustle allows you to make your dreams come true in a super practical way (and your parents won’t lecture you on quitting your stable job).
  3. You can discover a new passionMaybe you need to make some dough and fast, but you don’t have anything besides your 9-to-5 that you enjoy. A side hustle can be a good way of discovering a totally new passion that just might change your life.
  4. You’re being practical. You’re not giving up on a stable paycheck or being super unrealistic —you’re just following a dream in a logical way, and there’s nothing wrong with that.
  5. You have a fallback plan. Even the most traditional of jobs aren’t super stable these days, and literally anyone could lose their job at any time thanks to the economy. If you have a side gig, you can always make that your full-time career if you get unexpectedly laid off (or you have a nightmare boss and need to leave ASAP).
  6. You’ll be happier. Most jobs are pretty stressful thanks to annoying coworkers or a heavy workload. Your side hustle will make you a million times happier and you’ll always have something to look forward to on the evenings or weekends.
  7. You never know what could happen. The best part about life is that you never know what opportunities might come your way. Your side hustle could end up being your entire life. There are so many success stories of women who started a blog or business while still working in an office environment, and then boom, a few years later they quit. Their side hustle literally became their full-time passion.
  8. You get a creative outlet. Your job probably isn’t as fun and artsy as you wish it was. Instead of getting down about it, why not create a side hustle and let your inner artist shine?
  9. You’ll feel amazing about yourself. You might not feel totally confident about your day job, especially if it’s not your chosen field, but your side hustle could bring you all kinds of confidence and self-esteem. Why limit yourself? Your side gig just might make you the absolute best version of yourself. Wouldn’t that be awesome?
Aya Tsintziras is a freelance lifestyle writer and editor from Toronto, Canada. In addition to writing about dating and relationships for Bolde, she also writes about movies, TV, and video games for ScreenRant and GameRant. She has a Political Science degree from the University of Toronto and a Masters of Journalism from Ryerson University. You can find her on Twitter @ayatsintziras and on Instagram @aya.tsintziras.