Bauer Business Focus

Do The Side Hustle

“What can you do well, and what do you want to do?”


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One in three Americans has a side hustle, with over 60 million planning to start one this year. Professor of Practice Kelly McCormick with the Bauer College of Business at the University of Houston says it’s easy to see why.

“A side hustle gives you an extra stream of income, often through work you can do remotely and conveniently using just your laptop or smartphone.”

“Some common side hustles are selling handmade goods or digital designs online, or content creation through blogging, online courses or social media.”

To launch a side hustle , consider a few tips:

  • Keep an eye on trends through Pinterest or Google Retail, and consider your own skills and interests. What can you do well, and what do you want to do?
  • Join a community of like-minded individuals for help, tips, support and accountability.
  • Set up systems to manage your time. Automate email messages and use software for project and financial management.

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