As a Nigerian, the need to have multiple streams of income is now something of a fact, especially if you live in this part of the world. Come to think of it, you can’t just rely on salary as your only source considering the way people are laid off work these days for no just reason.
The economy of the country keeps fluctuating, the prices of basic things keeps inflating and living in the country alone is at a high cost. This sums up one thing: We all need a Side Hustle.
What is a Side Hustle?
I will define a side hustle as something you do alongside your regular 9-5 job (or whatever your daily working schedule is) which doesn’t necessarily take much of your time and most importantly serves as an extra source of income.
I know of people who make double or triple times their salaries from a side hustle job or very possibly jobs, with lesser stress, little capital and from the comfort of their homes when free from work days. e.g During the weekends, off-days or public holidays.
I’m sure you will know some people in your workplace or around your social circle, the nature of their jobs and maybe an idea of what their salary is, but you just can’t really figure out how they are so financially balanced.
Don’t think too far, most of them have what they do on the side; starting from Forex Trading, to Freelancing or Digital Marketing, to owning mini shops online and some even use other skills to create more sources of income. Whatever thing it is, as long as it is something that you can do that will make money for you in a LEGITIMATE way.
Why you need a Side Hustle?
First and Foremost, let’s do a quick maths. It shouldn’t sound or look new to you will encounter one or all of the expenses listed below daily or overtime and you have no obligation than to pay them so you can continue living a peaceful life.
So let’s list out some of them. Such as:
- Transport costs
- + Feeding
- + Rent
- + Utility Bills
- + Family Expenses
- + Miscellaneous (bills that just pop up from nowhere. e.g medical bills when you are sick)
- ± Some of us even have loans from banks or third party organizations to pay monthly.
If you add up all of these expenses and deduct them from your salary, you should know how much you will have left. Let me ask you, will you be able to afford or treat yourself to a proper delicacy? or buy a nice wrist watch or set of clothing, talk more of having a saving for a rough day? ?
Only few of us might be working with organizations that takes care of some expenses such as: Transportation to work or Lunch Feeding. And in some cases some of us might be working with organizations that takes care of even more expenses for us.
But let’s be frank, what if something goes wrong with our relationship with these organizations? would we be given our marching orders if something goes wrong? Yes, definitely we can be fire and that for majority of us is like starting our lives from the scratch.
You might know of some people working but will tell you they can’t remember the last time they bought a new pair of shoes. Not that they don’t want it but it’s because they can’t afford it. You might even be in this category.
Seriously, what is the point of working if you can’t spend on things you wish for or can’t save up for rough days so you can at least stagger and get back on your feet rather than come crashing down to earth.
What you need is not a new job but a side hustle business of your own; even the rich have multiple sources of income. You might as well show me a billionaire with just one main source of income or a single company, I’m sure you won’t be able to find one.
I get emotionally disturbed when I see people complaining or thinking they can have exactly the life they dream of from only working for a single organization, with no plans for the future or themselves. Please don’t get me wrong if I’m stepping on your toes right now.
I’m not saying it’s not possible to enjoy your life from working with a single organization; all we all want is to be comfortable and happy. All I’m saying is that you can do your daily work routine and still have another source of income if you want to. ?
Nevertheless, what’s the point of meeting a 400,000,000 naira sales target for the organization you work for and your salary doesn’t increase overtime by double zeros or even just a single zero? ??♂ Or is the current minimum wage of 30,000 enough for you to enjoy your life?
I just can’t bear it, you entering the next year like this, please think twice. You can end the current year better than you started it, so you can have a stress-free, fulfilling and happier year in advance.
I am ending with a list of side hustle jobs that you can learn quickly and start with just about 10 – 20k, really profiting and of course you can do in your leisure time or even show off some in your current workplace. ?
Side Hustle jobs you can start from the comfort of your home
- Mini importation
- Shoe and Bag making
- Vaseline cream making and Hair cream making
- Pastry Making
- Household daily cleaning products making
You can also learn and acquire in-demand skills such as:
- Website Creation
- Search Engine Optimization and Search Engine Marketing
- Content Marketing
- Social Media Marketing
- Email Marketing
- Affiliate Marketing
You can learn all these here at QRT and from the comfort of your home. We provide the best online courses tutored by experienced people and which you can learn at your own pace, at your own convenience and with any device. Our courses are also very affordable, with as little as 4,000 naira you can start learning a life changing course.
All courses offered on QRT are well structured, researched and compiled with video tutorials, self-explanatory lessons, students forums and you will also be certified when you complete a course.
I leave you to ponder on these two quotes. The first from Microsoft Founder Bill Gates:
“I believe that if you show people the problems and you show them the solutions they will be moved to act” -Bill Gates
And this beauty from Martin Luther King Jr:
“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter” -Martin Luther King, Jr.