Ep 111: Launch Your Creative Side Hustle by the New Year to Make Extra Income
On today’s episode Kristin talk about the first steps to decide how your talents, passions, interested, and knowledge can intersect to create a product, solution or service that helps someone solve a problem, or get a transformation and why you need to test it out as soon as possible even before you think about your colors, website, perfect wording or anything else. Come listen in and see what you can conjure up to start this year.
What is holding you back from going after your dreams, defining life on your terms and from finding meaningful work you love? What is holding you back from going after your dreams to start your business or to write a book or launch a podcast, to sell your art or clothing, or to start an online business? What is holding you back from finding real joy and meaning in your life?
Each week on the show we are going to help you figure out how to go after your dreams and find work you love. And how to find a healthy work-life balance and how do you fit in the things that are meaningful to you and have flexibility of time and income. We will also talk about mindset and self-development to be your best possible self in your work life and personal life. We will take the idea of meaningful work you want to do and how you create and start a business and monetize it. Let’s be happier, healthier and find ways to create meaningful lives that bring us more joy and connection to our every day.
Let’s start taking action to create and monetize our creative ideas and passions and turn them into thriving businesses- let’s go after our dream work, make more money and spend more time with people we love living our best lives. And learn how Curiosity, Creativity, Mindset, Communication, Play, and Faith play a role in improving our lives.
Join podcast host, Kristin Fitch to be encouraged throughout your week and to be reminded you are needed, you matter and now is the time to step into your future and all the possibilities waiting for you- it’s time to step into what you’ve been called to share with the world. To learn more or connect with Kristin go to KristinFitch.com. And we’d love for you to join our private Facebook group Building a Life You Love where Kristin and friends share encouragement, ideas and extra resources to help you go after your passion and define life on your terms.
Focus: Coaching- Starting a Business- Personal Development, Find Your Purpose, Do Work You Love, Escape the 9 to 5, Quit Your Job, Side Hustle, Work from Home, What’s Your One Thing, What is Your Magic Sauce, Who Are You, What Lights You Up, Don’t Keep Your Day Job
Transcription of the Show:
Kristen here, welcome back to another episode of building a life you love. Today is a special episode because I’m going to talk to you about launching and creating a creative side hustle or business. And I think this is so important as we get to the end of the year, because as December hits, so many people start thinking about, you know, all this new year’s resolutions that they make or don’t make, but they start wondering, you know, am I happy in my job? Do I want to look for a new job? Am I happy with, you know, physically and you know, how I’m treating my body? Right? Like, how we look? Are we exercising? Or are we eating well. And so this is the time of year, you know, now through probably February that people start wondering, you know, how else can I make money? Could I work for myself? What would that take, maybe I should start a you know, business on the side. So I can start bringing in more revenue. Because one of the things we found at the pandemic is, nothing is guaranteed, whether you own your own business, or you still you work for someone else. So many businesses were shut down. So many businesses are currently being impacted by this supply chain issues. People you know, that either have COVID, they’re worried they had COVID, you know, there’s the vaccine debate. So there’s just a lot going on. And so one of the things that I want to empower you to do is go after what you really want, you know, find work that you’re you love, and that fulfills you. But also if you if you’re in a job that you like, fine, why not start building additional revenue streams so that if ever there comes a time where the job you thought had stability, you know, goes away, it dries up, or it can’t operate. So today we’re going to dig into this a little bit, and I’m excited to share with you a November 1, I’m actually launching a course called launch your creative side hustle. And it is going to be so great, it’s going to it’s going to wrap up before the end of the year. But for those people that get started in it, and it gets busy in December, I’m going to have a you know, kind of a revisit session in January that will be included in that program. So today, I want to dive in and help you think about this and kind of think about what are those first steps you need to take. So let’s dive in. But before we jump into some of that, I want to ask you this question. I want you to think about this. What about to ask you? How would your life be changed? If you could either bring in additional revenue every month? And and what would that do for you? What would that do for your you know, if you’re have a family, your family? How would your life be changed by that? Would it let you pay down debt? Would it let you take a vacation? Would it let you you know, save towards some big dream you have like a new house or getting a new car or another car. So next question I asked you is how would your life be different if you actually went after something you’re passionate about, instead of possibly settling for a job or career, that maybe you stepped into it one point way back. But now you realize it doesn’t fill you up, you feel empty, and you’ve just feel like it’s soul crushing or exhausting, you find that in the morning, you’re not excited to go to the job and you’re you know, at night you just feel worn out and tired, deep down in your soul. And I would say to you if either of those situations are true, either making additional revenue would really make a big impact in your life, whether it’s a few $100, or a lot more than that. Or if you’re in a job that you just know isn’t right for you. Even a career, maybe even a professional career. Like a lawyer, you know, a doctor, an engineer, a nurse, whatever it might be, but if you’re finding it’s not the right place for you, you don’t have to accept that as your future. And the whole point of this episode is to say it doesn’t mean you should go and quit your job now although many people are finding that there’s this pressure put on them right now, where they’re having to choose between, you know, freedom to make their own medical choices and you know
Basically being told what to do, and there are people leaving their jobs, you may find yourself in a situation like that in the future, where you have to choose between your beliefs and your values and what your job mandates. Once again, we want to be prepared so that we can still take care of ourselves and our families, if something like that were to happen to us for whatever the reason was.
And so ask yourself those questions. How would your life look different? or How could you step towards something that you’re more interested in stepping towards? Or how would starting your own business gives you the freedom, right, and the flexibility of time and financial freedom to not worry about possibly losing your job if this pandemic keeps going on or mandates get, you know, even more extreme? So
take a minute right now and really think about that. And once you do, I want to now step into some things that you consider to try to move towards this side hustle that, of course, can become a full time business, if that’s what you choose to do with it. Okay, as we start thinking about starting something new, starting a new business testing a side hustle idea, the first thing we need to do is write down what are, you know, what are the things that we’re interested in? What are the things that excite us? What are the things we’re passionate about? You know, and that we feel drawn to? You know, is there certain content, you’re always reading about certain genres? Is there certain type of things you always love, like you’re into cooking, you just can’t you can’t help but you know, read recipes, and you want to make them, it could be that you love, you know, reading about medical literature and things like that, whatever the thing is, it doesn’t matter. But you know, start writing those things down. So what are your interests? And your hobbies? What are you passionate about? What’s the thing in the world, that you just feel like, gosh, if I could help in this way, I would love to help moms, I would love to help, you know, students that need someone to tutor them, you know, whatever it is, but there might be this deep down passion you have. The next thing you want to do is, what are the experiences you’ve had? What is the knowledge that you have in the world, so this can be through jobs? This can be through things in your personal life. For instance, maybe you’re a mom of eight kids, and you’ve homeschooled them? Well, you’ve now been through homeschooling, probably for 15 or more years, there’s people just coming up and starting that knew nothing about that, well, you’re the veteran homeschool parent at this point, if that’s you. So it can be anything, it doesn’t have to be you know that you’re a lawyer, and you know how to review and write up contracts, right? It doesn’t have to be professional experience. But you do have to have experience or knowledge in the area or the subject. The next thing you want to write down and look at is how do all of these things intersect? In other words, where’s their dots that connect, and then you want to look at what is a problem that you can help someone solve that you’re passionate to help them with? So the first thing is, what’s the problem in the world that you want to help with, and then to how do you help the person solve it or make a transformation happen, or improve their outcome. And this can be everything from that your mom and you have come up with systems to make dinner less stressful, and have healthy simple quick meals that you can make in under 15 or 20 minutes, you know, from prep to done. So if that’s you and you’ve kind of mastered a system to do this with, you know, maybe clean simple ingredients, you know, that doesn’t bust the bank. That’s something that you can offer to other moms, because you now have, if you will, your own system, or you’ve improved upon a system maybe that you learned, these are the sort of things though, that that are solving a problem, you’re helping those moms, be less stressed out, get dinner on the table quicker, you know whether they prep it and do it in the morning, or whether it’s just a really quick dinner time prep, like maybe one sheet meals, you know what I mean? So anything is any content, any passion you have any people that are on your heart, all of those things can help us determine who and what you can, how you can serve a group of people in the world. Okay, and I want to talk about two additional things that we have time for today on this topic. The next is ask people. So once you’ve sort of brainstorm you know these things and what you sort of want to test out what you’re interested in where you have some knowledge, ask people, Hey, what are you struggling with? What’s your biggest challenge right now. So of course ask people that are connected to the area that you might want to focus on, you know, so if you’re saying
Get you’re going to help moms with something, asked moms right? with kids of similar age. If you’re thinking that you’re going to create a product, you know something that you’re able to make with your hands or in your kitchen, ask people that would be looking for that sort of thing. If you have knowledge, and maybe you’re going to do a workshop or a course, or, you know, sell, maybe like up PDF printables, then ask the people that you’d be possibly talking to about this product or the solution. So just pull people pull your friends, send them a text, post to Facebook, or LinkedIn survey, or whatever you want Instagram. And then after that, after you get a little bit more feedback, I just want you to think about testing the idea out and not talking about doing all the steps to start start a business, you know, I’m not talking about spending a lot of money to get a product created. I’m just saying, Can you show up and invite a couple people to zoom? You know, workshop, you know, free workshop first, or just for a couple, you know, a little bit of money? Can you bake goods and see if you can sell, you know, a dozen cookies? What can you do that will we show you oh my gosh, like somebody would actually pay me for this. And just go for it. Because too many of us. And I have been guilty of this before too, we get so worried about every detail on our checklist, create the website, incorporate the business, all these things that we we forget to test the idea. and hone that in before we spend all the time and effort and thought on our colors. And you know, all of our social media handles all the things. But to be honest, when we spend so much time on those upfront, we missed the whole point of this side hustle or business, which is can we help someone solve a problem or have a transformation. And if we can do that, we can keep honing that, then we’re able to create a legitimate side hustle that can turn into a business. So I just want to leave you with these first steps. Because if you can start your mind thinking around these things, I promise you, there’s always a way to bring in extra money. There’s always a way to be creative and clever with things that we put out into the world, we just have to be willing to have a little bit of courage to you know, think about this, to ask people their opinions, and to just try to get that first sale. So I would love to connect with you. If you’re interested in learning more about my course coming up November 1. Just go to Kristin Fitch comm slash side hustle, I cannot wait to help the students that join me. And I know it is going to be so transformative for so many people so that before the beginning of the year, they’re starting to bring in money to show themselves that they are capable and they’re able to step into something new. So here’s to going after new things, and making ourselves more financially stable. And I want to leave you with these words by Glennon Doyle in her book untamed. She says, each of us was born to bring forth something that has never existed. A wave of being a family, an idea, art, a community, something brand new. We are here to fully introduce ourselves to impose ourselves and ideas and thoughts and dreams onto the world, leaving it changed forever by who we are and what we bring forth from our depths. So we cannot contort ourselves to fit into the visible order.
We must unleash ourselves and watch the world record itself in front of our eyes. But knowing what we do not want is not the same as knowing what we do want. So how can we get from not this to this instead? How can we move from feeling discontent to creating new lives, new worlds? In other words, how can we begin to live from our imagination instead of our indoctrination?
Oh, I think that’s so good. And I hope those words speak to you like they did to me because just reminds me, we don’t need to be afraid because we were meant to do something unique, right? Each one of us is unique. We have unique fingerprints, and everything about us is different in some way from other people. So let’s use our imaginations and start unlearning all the indoctrination we’ve learned for our entire lives. Here’s to going after who we truly are, I think we do need to know what we want in order to define life on our terms. And we have to be willing to break the past scripts so that we can move into a better and more beautiful and amazing pool. I also wanted to let you know if you have been having ideas swirling around your head about what can you start, how can you bring in extra money. Then I would love for you to check out the site and learn a little bit more about a program I’m launching called launch your creative side hustle which will start now
First. So if this is of interest to you, I would love for you to check it out. We are going to help you figure out your your focus, we’re going to help you get this first step started, get your first sale and get going so that you can start bringing in more money. Your could have Kristin fitch.com slash side hustle to learn more. And for people that sign up between now and November 1, I am giving away several extra bonus episodes as well as having a couple surprise guest speakers and lots of other goodies. So if you want all those extras, check it out now and get signed up. I cannot wait to get started and work with you. And if you enjoyed the show, we’d love it if you’d subscribe and leave us a review and rating on Apple podcast or wherever you listen to podcasts. And if you have ideas for the show, or guests that you’d like to recommend, I’d love to hear from you. So DM me on Instagram at Kristin Fitch or you can email me from the website. Thanks so much. And thanks again for listening in. Until next time, have a great week.