And Now, Time For Something Completely Different!
Starting a business is tough. Sustaining a business is even harder. It takes a lot of time, energy and perseverance to create something from scratch and see it through. I started Alpaca Your Bags Travel at a time when my "day job" was no longer fulfilling. While I love the world of advertising and everything it has given me, I found that I was itching to use my brain to help others in a different way, even if that is something as casual as planning a vacation.
According to a recent study, nearly 40% of millennials strive to eventually become "solopreneurs." Shows like "Shark Tank" have made inspired millions to do their own thing, no matter how silly it may seem. If you are struggling to start your own side hustle, do not fear! In the age of the internet, no one needs to go it alone.
I belong to several online communities focused on Travel, Entrepreneurs and Small Business. Each one offers advice, motivation and (sometimes) a place to vent when times get tough.
Recently, I did something a bit different and took a real-life class: The Ultimate Side Hustler Starter Guide. The class was led by Susie Moore, someone I met 2 years ago when we were both slinging pixels in the world of NYC advertising. Since that meeting, Susie has become an amazing life and business coach.
Susie herself started as a side hustle, burning the candle at both ends while still thriving in a demanding advertising career. Eventually, she was able to take her business full time. Each month, Susie helps hundreds of people around the globe to focus their energy and to follow their dreams.
Before you wonder: Susie didn't pay me to post this; she actually doesn't even know that I'm doing it (stalker! LOL!). I really wanted to share because I believe in her mission so much and I think so many others can benefit from her contagious enthusiasm.
This series of classes was immensely helpful for me and I hope something like it can be of service to you!
I am so proud of Susie for launching her second course: Start, Skyrocket and Sustain - The Ultimate Side Hustle Club. In fact, I even provided a testimonial for her newest offering. You can read my testimonial blurb about Susie here.
So what about you? Have you considered a side hustle? Tell me about it in the comments!
Hi, I'm Ashley
Ashley (@ashleysmorris) is a freelance writer, virtual assistant and owner of Alpaca Your Bags Travel.
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