Side Hustles 2/18/21

5 exercises to find your ideal ‘grand-slam success’ side hustle

Before I started my first side hustle in 2014, I had notebooks filled with ideas I never acted on and longtime dreams of being an entrepreneur. I spent many afternoons researching business ideas and writing down the ones I couldn’t stop thinking about.

I came close to launching a couple that seemed straightforward enough to run, like a drop shipping store or a resume writing service. But I couldn’t maintain the enthusiasm to follow through.

Figuring out which ventures to really invest my time and effort into was a challenge. link

RETOOLING YOUR CAREER DURING COVID: A PHILADELPHIA STORY

How a Philly guy switched it up entirely.

You may have seen the self-help articles about how to reinvent your career during COVID.

Many tips include tapping old ties from the past, remembering long-forgotten passions and re-imaging them as work for you, or doing a self-audit by recognizing other skills you may have that haven’t been put to use. While this is all good advice, one Philadelphia fellow stumbled across his next career move almost by accident. link

How to shift your livelihood from active to passive income (Part 1)

One of the greatest things you can do in life is to transfer your source of livelihood from active to passive income. Active income is any income that requires ongoing work to thrive. And Passive income is income that can thrive without work. link

Hungry North Koreans Gripe at Being Forced to Sing and Dance For Late  Former Leader

People wonder why they must venerate Kim Jong Il when they cannot afford food.

North Koreans pressed into mass public tributes to late leader Kim Jong Il for his 79th birth anniversary this month are now struggling to support themselves after missing work for political meetings, patriotic singing contests and dance parties, sources in the country told RFA.

Self-Employed and Side Hustlers Will Likely Contribute £125 Billion to Help UK Economy in 2021

Small business, working at the office.

Pre-pandemic in 2019, the Office of National Statistics (ONS) found over 1.1 million people were either employed in two jobs or self-employed in addition to having another job.

COVID-19 has only accelerated this and the growth of the self-employed and side hustler movement, with changes in employment and lifestyles pushing more people to work for themselves than ever before – either through choice or out of the necessity of being furloughed or made redundant.

The population of self-employed workers in the UK now sits at over five million, making up 15% of the UK’s workforce. link

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