Five Things That Guarantee Every Side Hustle You Try Will Fail Miserably

There’s a lot of talk about the best ways to earn extra money. But when it comes down to it, only one thing is certain: You won’t get rich overnight. In fact, you’ll most likely end up spending more money than you make if you rush into things.

Cozma Claudiu

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Expecting to strike it rich overnight

As you begin thinking about starting a side hustle, it’s important to keep in mind that not every side hustle is going to turn into a full-fledged business.

It’s okay to dream big, but if you go into the process thinking your project will be able to pay for itself in one month and give you enough time for golfing on weekends, then chances are pretty high that things won’t work out as planned.

What most people don’t realize until after they’ve been doing their side businesses for a while is that even when they’re making money, it takes time — usually years — before they can consider themselves successful at whatever they’re doing.

A side hustle isn’t an overnight success; it’s a slow build-up of momentum as you constantly improve upon what works and tweak what doesn’t work until eventually everything clicks and something awesome happens!

Starting a side hustle that doesn’t bring you joy

You’ve heard the phrase “it’s your time to shine,” right? It’s a great mantra for someone who has a side hustle, but only if it brings them joy.

The truth is that all of us can do what we want in life. We are all given this gift called freedom and autonomy to do whatever we want within reason.

But there is one thing that no one gets: time back once it passes by. So don’t waste your time doing something that doesn’t bring you joy!

Trying to start a side hustle when you’re already stretched thin

You’ve got a full-time job, a family to take care of, and maybe even other obligations that prevent you from having any time at all.

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Cozma Claudiu

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