Perks of Side Hustling

What do you do in your free time?

Free time is a tricky thing for me. I’m a hustler; a mover and a shaker and a go-getter, and just a tiny bit of an overachiever. I like to be busy and firmly believe in the mantra that if you aren’t moving forward, you’re moving backward.

So I like to fill some of my free time with side hustles. What is a side hustle? Let’s turn to Urban Dictionary for some help on defining this:

“Sideline that brings in cash; something other than your main job. Maybe playing weekend gigs or life coaching. SELLING AMWAY IS NOT A SIDE HUSTLE — it’s just a stupid way to alienate your friends.”

Thanks, UD!

One of the most fulfilling parts of my professional life, aside from my career, is writing. Something about writing just makes me feel whole and balanced. It started here with my personal blog, and then I was brought on as a columnist for a website called Ms. Career Girl last October. Hello, side hustle! Writing for Ms. Career Girl makes me feel like I am helping all of the women out there who, just like me, are working their hardest to develop their blossoming careers.

I don’t receive financial compensation for my writing by Ms. Career Girl. Instead, I get paid in opportunity, which I believe is much more valuable. I get the opportunity to mentor women in their careers, to contribute my experiences about finding fulfillment and balance in the workplace, to be a part of a large community of intelligent, dedicated and inspirational women bloggers, and to share my passion for success with everyone that reads and contributes to Ms. Career Girl.

I typically write on productivity and goals for my column, but sometimes I am given the opportunity to do a product review. Confession: this is pretty high up there on the list of biggest perks of being a columnist. Free stuff is cool. Really cool.

If you are interested in checking out my latest product reviews, read this and this. The first is on a fabulous body wash by Nature’s Gate whose products are vegan and cruelty-free, and the second is for Vaseline Intensive Care Healing Serum which was a miracle-worker on my dry skin.

So, if you have the free time, I recommend you get yourself a side hustle. I promise you won’t regret it.

Go get ’em, hustlers!



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