How Having A Job Can Fuel Your Side Hustle

Ditching the 9–5 to work on your side projects? There might be some considerations to make first.

Young white male sitting on a lonely hill with a laptop at night. City lights glare in the far distance.
Young white male sitting on a lonely hill with a laptop at night. City lights glare in the far distance.
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  • Using your job to cover your living expenses. When you rely on something other than your passion project to pay the bills = less stress to make something work now that might need its time to “take off”. There is no rush or pressure to turn your side project into a lucrative venture.
    At the end of the day, a job is a job. If your side or passion project has to serve as a job now and bring in money, it could kill the fun. The very thing you wanted it to become, you then start despising.
  • Your job can serve as input for your writing. Life happens beyond the room you inhabit to put words to paper. If sitting inside were all you did, what would you write about? Situations at work, such as the traits you recognize in a great manager, or the differences between startup and corporate settings; all of this can be used as ammo for your writing.

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Writing my way to progress. Topics: personal growth, life lessons, tooling & (failed) ventures.

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