Especially if you're looking for a home business idea that'll afford you immense lifestyle flexibility.
The majority of us don't have the luxury of being able to quit our day jobs to pursue starting a business today, without having to worry about how we're going to meet our financial obligations moving forward with no immediate income. I've created an entire podcast to talk about the side hustle, featuring interviews with the world's top entrepreneurs right here on—The Side Hustle Project.
When I set out to start a new business, I always make sure it aligns with both my core competencies and my interests.
It starts with learning how to discover your strengths as an entrepreneur, and it's how I make sure I'll be engaged, even when the going gets rough.
But before you can graduate from side hustle and start earning a full-time living as a graphic designer, you'll need to build your skills—I recommend starting with reading the foundational book Graphic Design School and Steal Like an Artist, the incredible book by Austin Kleon about how to become more creative.
To accelerate your education in becoming a graphic designer even quicker, check out the online courses Graphic Design Fundamentals and The Graphic Design Bootcamp.
Web design is all about mastering the art of creating a beautiful, value-driven experience for the people using a website or app.
There are always new websites popping up in need of professional web design, and foundational books like HTML & CSS: Design and Build Websites by acclaimed web designer Jon Duckett and Don't Make Me Think by user experience legend Steve Krug will get you started down the right path to quickly determining whether or not becoming a web designer is a viable side hustle business idea for you.
Then you can move into more actionable online courses like Modern Web Design on Creative Live and Learn Web Design and Profitable Freelancing on Udemy will teach you everything from foundational web design knowledge to earning your first freelance income as a web designer.
while still leading a well-rounded, meaningful life.
If you play your cards right, you’ll be able to quit your day job and grow your side hustle into an empowering self-employed career.