What is a side hustle?
The term “side hustle” has been gaining popularity for a while now and refers to a project you pursue in addition to your 9-to-5 job. A side hustle may or may not bring in income. Side hustlers are mainly looking to explore an interest, hone their skills, and share their work while growing an audience.
How can about.me help side hustlers?
Side hustlers on about.me use their page and personalized link, such as yourname.me, to professionally present who they are and what they do (from 9-to-5 and from 5-to-9).
about.me can help you…
- Build a reputation by showcasing your side hustle
- Centralize your online presence
- Easily bridge the gap between your personal and professional self
- Highlight your background and expertise
- Make it easy for people to learn more about you
What kinds of side hustles are there?
A side hustle can be anything.
Our users are really inspiring. They have all kinds of successful side hustles. We’ve seen a lawyer who doubles as a musician, a life coach who is also a talented massage therapist, and even someone who is a business consultant by day, lifestyle blogger by night.
Side hustlers we admire
Wait—is having a side hustle the same thing as freelancing?
We’re going to be honest here: freelancers get a lot of attention. There are a lot of tools and solutions out there to help them succeed. We think side hustlers need a little love, too!
A side hustler is someone who has at least two projects that they are pursuing. One of them being a traditional 9-to-5 job and the other is their “hustle,” which they do in their off hours.
A freelancer typically works for themselves. They are promoting and selling their skillset as their primary source of income. Sometimes people actually freelance as their side hustle. There’s a lot of overlap.
Resources for side hustlers
Articles, interviews, and the tools you need to achieve side hustle success.
A side hustler’s dictionary
- “side hustle”5-to-9activity
- “passion project”side gighobby
- “9-to-5”day jobcareer