Last week I mentioned I would be using my skills in HTML/CSS/Wordpress to earn more money on the side. Turns out I’ll be hustling full-time from here on out. I am no longer a full-time employee (or any type of employee) so I find myself in a position of either looking for another job or turning my plans for a side-hustle into a full blow freelancing business. I’m fortunate enough to have a spouse with a steady job that pays well enough to just barely cover all of our monthly expenses if we cut back our spending habit a little bit.
I’ll admit I don’t exactly know what I’m doing. I’ve never tried self employment or ‘side hustling’ before now, so I’m going to be learning as I go. I’ve picked up a few books on freelancing and I’m continuing to learn more and sharpen up my web development skills. That said, it’s going to be difficult to promote myself without any real work to show besides my own personal blogs. So step number one is to start work immediately on projects for a couple of friends who are looking for a web presence for their own side hustles. Once I’m done with those projects I’ll put together a portfolio site that shows off my work and hope for good word of mouth and try to reach out to others to find more business.
If any of you ever found yourself in this situation and made inroads into self-employment I’d love to hear your experiences as I find myself slightly overwhelmed. That said, I plan to take this one step at a time as quickly and effectively as I can. Wish me luck!