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(CNBC)   Y tho? He/she's not shooting straight with you   ( divider line
    More: Obvious, Employment, side hustles, Jazmine Wilkes, full-time boss, Income, side hustle, work time, full-time job  
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578 clicks; posted to Discussion » on 28 Oct 2021 at 11:20 AM (28 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook

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2021-10-28 11:32:56 AM  
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gopher321: Carification - It's pathetic that in a so-called affluent society people have to have side hustles instead of "a" job.

It's clearly a great thing that having to work two jobs is no longer restricted to those working minimum wage jobs.
2021-10-28 11:41:24 AM  
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you don't.   the moment they know they'll start farking with your schedule to make the side gig impossible.
2021-10-28 1:25:48 PM  
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It's awesome how America rebranded having multiple jobs. What a country!
2021-10-28 9:24:03 PM  
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Some Junkie Cosmonaut: DecemberNitro: My wife and I each work multiple side jobs. I originally started doing it as a way to supplement time between contracts, and she started by offering to create branding & graphics for a friend's business. Word of mouth got around for each of us over the last several years and it's proven to be a pretty lucrative business together. Luckily we're both in a position where we didn't need to take side work, but with the extra money it earns us it's hard to turn requests down, even if juggling multiple projects and clients gets pretty stressful at times.

The weird part is reading articles like this or talking about work schedules etc. with friends, where it simultaneously feels like we work too much and not enough, and it's impossible to tell whether we should really make a push to network and get our company name out there for more/bigger clients, or whether we should keep this balance of taking manageable jobs for a few clients at a time and keep our day jobs.

We'd love for our better-paying side gigs to be our main source of income, but we also don't want to work 16 hour days 7 days a week for the next 20 years.

The cliff edge for nearly any small business owner - do we keep a successful manageably small business as is and have a life, or go all in?  I'm no one's authority at all, but from what I've seen with various people trying it, your last sentence is the most important one.  Because that's pretty much exactly what's going to happen if you succeed in growing.  If you don't want that, then yeah best to keep it low key-ish

I chose to keep my business low-key because I wanted to also have a life and not work my behind off. I am retired now and it was a good decision. I now have a decent amount of money and not millions that I could have had. Fark millions.
2021-10-29 3:51:09 PM  
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