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My Side Hustle Begins Again…

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The school year is in full effect here and although Princess has changed schools, I am still working on my substitute teaching side hustle at our local district.

This income is not included in my regular budget since it is not steady to be reliable. But it is still a decent pay when it comes. (I’ve been called in 1 time during these first two weeks of school.) From what I understand, it gets busier as we get further into the year. But it’s completely out of my control.

At this point, I’m planning to put all income from this work going directly into savings. Not to be touched. In fact, that’s how I have it set via direct deposit, so I don’t even see it or have to touch it. That worked well for me last spring when I first started this.

I’m also considering signing up for a couple of other districts that are within a 20-minute ride from where I live. With so much more time on my hands right now…at least until October when volleyball season ends, it seems like it would be a good way to increase my workload and make some extra money. (Princess is at volleyball until late every night, so I have 10-11 hours of time between dropping off and picking her up.)

I love Elizabeth’s side hustle. I wish I could walk dogs. But there just doesn’t seem to be a market for that in this tiny town. It would be great for me since not only would I earn some extra money, it would force me to exercise more.

What about you? Any new side hustles you are working on or considering? I’m always looking for inspiration on things I can do to increase my income. And if they serve two purposes, even better – exercise and money!

 

 

 


How To Fund Your Work From Home Business

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One of the newest trends that was brought about by the advent of technology is that of the work-from-home business. There are many things that make this such an alluring alternative to working a regular office job. All of these things we are all very familiar with, but for those who are new to the business, here’s an article to help you get up to speed.

Now, there are many factors you need to consider before starting a work-from-home business. One of the most important aspects to consider before you even start on this venture is that of capital. Every business in every market needs capital with which to start, and a work-from-home business is no different. For a lot of would-be entrepreneurs, raising capital is often the first problem to hurdle, but here’s a quick guide on how you can raise funds for your business:

Bootstrapping

Assuming your business doesn’t require a lot of capital, you could opt to fund your business yourself straight from your savings. However, a word of caution when doing this: you need to make sure that you have enough reserves to last you at least six months of unemployment (or until your business starts seeing some returns). Don’t put all your eggs in one basket, after all.

Asking Your Friends And Family For Money

If you truly need help, you might want to consider borrowing money from your friends and family. While it’s not going to be a guarantee, they are more likely going to be understanding of your needs and may even offer more flexible repayment plans for you, or in some instances, they may even give the money for free.

Crowdfunding

If you have a unique and clever business idea, you may want to consider setting up a crowdfunding page which will allow people to fund your venture if they deem that it’s worth funding. The only downside to this is that it could take a while for you to raise funds this way, especially if you don’t put any effort into marketing your proposed business.

Loans

Now, don’t get me wrong, loans are a perfectly valid way to raise business capital as long as you have another source of income that’s going to help you pay off your loan if things don’t go according to plan. A common misconception is that you’re going to need a good credit score in order to be qualified to take out a loan. Fortunately, there are loaning options that do not even check your credit score. A single paragraph is going to be grossly insufficient at explaining this concept. For this, you might want to read the article “No Credit Check Loans – How They work” if you want to understand it better.

Afterthoughts

While working from home is a great move, you also need to remember that it can be potentially risky if you’re not well prepared for it. This, too, requires a good understanding of strategic planning and logistics. You need to have contingencies in place just in case your business isn’t successful. After all, there are so many more aspects to running a business and it would be inadequately discussed in a single article. May this information help and guide you well in your venture.


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