A Side Hustle Shouldn't Be a Hassle

Editor's Views: From dog walking to cakes, many people have embraced passion projects. But it's not all about the money

Holly Black 30 July, 2021 | 10:25AM
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Remote working and the furlough scheme have flipped the world of work on its head for many people over the past 18 months. It’s no wonder more people are starting to turn their hobby into a hustle. The idea of making money from your passion is certainly appealing – this is a bit more difficult for people like me, whose hobbies extend to walking my dog and trying different craft beers – but if you’ve got a talent you can monetise, why not?

But my colleague Andrew Willis this week raised some good points about taking on an extra gig. First and foremost, does the money you can potentially earn really offset the time, initial outlay, and the turning of your passion into a project? I’ve noticed on social media in particular plenty of people who seem to have jumped on the side hustle bandwagon in recent months. Some people are baking cakes, others are selling line drawings or colourful prints, while others spend their spare time walking packs of dogs. 

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Holly Black  is Senior Editor, Morningstar.co.uk

 

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