• Eric Bowie

Why You Should Create Your Own Side Gig



In this blog post I want to encourage you to create a side gig that will allow you to monetize what you do well, or what you enjoy doing. It is possible!!



It's good to have a regular 9 to 5 job. But life is even better when you enjoy the benefits of a side gig that you control, manage, and can actually call you own.


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When you rely only on your job, you violate the first rule of money, which is to never put all your eggs in one basket. Put them in separate baskets, please!!



You want multiple streams of income to spread your risks, and so that you haven't backed yourself in a proverbial corner. You know that corner where your entire life, whole life savings,livelihood, and self-esteem, are all reliant on a job. That's a major problem and a place you don't want to be.



Thinking your job is the only way to make money is a good way to be left helpless, powerless, and be subjected to the control of others. That can have a devastating effect on you mentally and physically.


Click HERE to check out 6 ways I earn extra money from my side gigs.



A side gig allows you to diversify both your money, and your earning potential.



Take advantage of the resources that are at your fingertips, and the knowledge and information that is available to you to actually grow and position yourself to not rely fully on your job as your sole source of money.


Check out the video at the end of this blog for ideas to start your side gig online



The skills you develop, after only a few years on your job, are usually enough to allow you the opportunity to start a business, or create a side gig where you are using those skills for yourself.



Everything you are doing for that employer, you could be doing for you!

If you've been an auto mechanic for 10 years, then you have the skills to do that on your own. If you've been a bookkeeper for 15 years, you have the knowledge to do that on your own.



Perhaps you don't want your side gig to have anything to do what you currently do for a living. That is ok! The point is: if you've been in the workforce for more than just a couple of years, then you have a skill set that you can monetize for you.



We are created to be givers, builders, creators, and producers. If you are working hard every day and you aren't tapping into your natural inclination to give, build, create, or produce, then you're probably slipping into some serious level of discontentment.



Click HERE for my blog post describing exactly why taking control and building something you own, actually matters!


Create something, construct something, produce something. I don't care if you pick up a paintbrush and paint, knit sweaters, write something, build toy dollhouses, produce balloon art, make stuffed animals, or bake cookies.



If you do something well, you can make money doing it.



To read about my personal side hustles click HERE


You were not created to wake up, go to a job you hate that may or may not be meaningful for you, come home, sit on the couch, and wait on the weekend.



Only to find yourself repeating the cycle over and over again for years and years without aiming for more. It's easy to be lethargic and unmotivated when you aren't doing something you consider meaningful.



You won't find your purpose or calling just sitting around waiting for it to come to you. You have to do something to capture something. You have to start something and give something to the world in order to get something from the world.



There are so many ways to make money, it's unbelievable. People make tens of thousands of dollars a month with a computer in their living room. You too have a skill and a talent that you can use to make money. Don't sit down on that.



I'm encouraging you to spend time creating something for yourself, and never believe that the only way for you to make money to feed yourself and your family, is through a job.



It doesn't matter if you make a lot of money, or a little money......the key is it's yours, it's another stream of income, and you own it, control it, and have the power to do what you like with it. Unless you own your job, then the job is NOT YOURS, and it's subject to being gone in the blink of an eye.


Check out the video below for ideas to start your side gig online!



Create a side gig for yourself and begin to monetize what you do well, or what you enjoy doing.


You can do it!


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