That’s the brilliant way that writer Molly Conway puts it, the old advice that bears repeating: When you’re good at something, people will tell you to turn it into your job, but you don’t have to. You probably don’t want to. Doing something for money is very different than doing it for fun. Still, in the modern world, whenever we see someone’s talent, we encourage them to use it to make money. Conway talks about meeting a woman who made her own dress.
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Anyone who works from home knows it’s a special kind of hell. Despite the allure of soft pants and no commute, it can be isolating and dreary. When you’re left to your own devices — literally, just you and your devices — staring at a screen, trying to turn words or graphics or code into dollars, and you don’t know what day it is or when the next check is gonna arrive, it’s all too easy to let your most destructive, self-defeating thoughts take hold, until you spiral out.
Read enough about career and money, and you’ll start to see a lot of the same pieces of advice repeated over and over again. Most are sensible and innocuous. Some are downright bad.
In this episode we discuss side hustles: Those projects you pursue after work, at night, or on weekends to supplement your income or fulfil a passion. Our guests include Chris Guillebeau, author of Side Hustle: From Idea to Income in 27 Days, and journalist Catherine Baab-Muguira, who wrote a revealing story in Quartz about millennials and side hustles. Plus, our producer takes to the streets to find out from everyday people what kind of side hustles they have going on.
Switching careers can be daunting for many reasons, but some people are afraid to do it because they have already invested so much in their current career. This is called the "Job Investment Trap", and you shouldn't let it get it in your way.
There are nearly limitless ways to make money in your spare time. If you want to get a better job, though, make sure that your side hustle is helping you get there.