How To Build A Side Hustle From Scratch (It’s Easier Than You Think)

Building a side hustle from scratch can seem like a difficult task, especially when you’re just starting out with little to no experience. However, if you’re willing to put in the work and dedicate yourself to your new endeavor, chances are high that it’ll be worth it in the end (even if it doesn’t turn out quite as you expected).

Cozma Claudiu
7 min readSep 17, 2022


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Decide what to focus on.

Before you can start building a side hustle, it’s important to figure out what your strengths are. This is the place where many people go wrong — they get stuck in their comfort zone and never try something new.

It’s not enough to just say “I’m good at baking cakes.” You need to think bigger than that, because if you’re going to develop an online business based on selling baked goods, there will be plenty of other bakers who aren’t afraid of competing with each other for customers’ attention and dollars.

Instead, think about what else you enjoy doing besides baking cakes (or whatever your hobby might be). Maybe you love working with technology or maybe you have a passion for helping people solve problems in their daily lives. We’ll dive deeper into finding your niche later on in this chapter!

Develop your idea.

Now that you have your heart set on a side hustle, it’s time to develop the idea. Before starting anything, there are a few things to consider. The first thing you should do is identify what your main goal is with this new side hustle. Is it just to make some extra money? Or do you want this new venture to be something that can help propel your career forward? These factors will play into how exactly you go about developing and executing your plan.

Next, take a look at the market demand for whatever type of product or service you’re thinking of selling — there has been an explosion in online businesses thanks largely in part to services like Shopify which allow anyone (with little technical knowledge) to build their own eCommerce store without needing any…



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