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It’s always nice when a hobby ends up being more than just a casual way of passing the time and having a bit of fun. For many people, the golden ticket would be finding that a hobby of theirs — something they genuinely enjoy doing — has the potential to be profitable to the point of allowing them to turn it into a full-time job.
While it’s a bit unlikely that you’re going to be able to get to this position with your stamp-collecting or embroidery hobbies (but hey, never say never), there are certain “hobby” activities that fill the bill perfectly.
Digital side-hustles, specifically, are a brilliant way of spending a bit of your free time here and there, in a way that might eventually yield a significant income and even future career prospects.
So, whether you’re an online marketing master, or just like the idea of running a blog, here are some reasons why digital side-hustles can be a great idea.
They typically have very low startup costs
If you wanted to start a traditional brick and mortar business, you’d need to acquire a physical property to run them out of, and then you’d need to be present at the location on a more-or-less daily basis, or else you’d have to hire staff to do the job for you.
You’d then need to worry about managing stock, and handling all the various other physical logistics that would be involved with the business.
This would all cost a substantial amount in quite a short space of time.
Digital side-hustles, by contrast — things like web-based freelancing, affiliate marketing, and blogging — have essentially no startup costs, outside of very fundamental expenses such as website design, hosting, and marketing to your niche.
You can do them from anywhere
Another great benefit of the digital side-hustle as opposed to the more traditional entrepreneurial venture, is that you have freedom of location and freedom of movement.
This can be a major selling point to anyone with a family, or even just people who have an adventurous spark and like the idea of being able to hit the road as and when the mood takes them.
With these kinds of side-hustles, you can travel to foreign countries, or work from the comfort of your bedroom, while still progressing your small business venture in a productive manner.
Your schedule can be as flexible as you need it to be
Most jobs and more conventional side-hustles will fix you into a certain schedule or routine, which will typically involve you being present in an office or other professional premises for the bulk of your day.
If, however, you have children, or you enjoy — or need — a more flexible style of life, a digital side-hustle may be the answer to all your prayers.
Typically, these kinds of hobbies / small business ventures will allow you to be immensely flexible with how you use your time. You can work in the morning, or at night, or even weight your work to fall mostly on certain days of the week, leaving you with more free time on others.
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