3 Things You Should Know Before Starting a Side Hustle

Read this if you’re going to hustle on the internet.

Poonam Sharma
2 min readMay 16, 2024
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These days, the internet is filled with suggestions for side hustles. Every other person suggests starting a side hustle that can earn you some extra money.

A side hustle is indeed a great way to explore the internet, learn skills, and make extra income for you. But most people don't study things well before starting.

Here’s 3 things you should know if you're thinking of starting a side hustle.

1. You should have a purpose

Anything you start with purpose tends to be more successful than things without proper intention. You should have a clear reason or goals behind starting your side hustle.

So, if you are thinking of starting a side hustle, first of all, set a goal for what you want to do with the money you'll earn with that side hustle. This way, you'll have a goal to fulfil in your mind, and you will put more effort into your venture.

2. Good things take time

If you're someone who just wants instant success, stay away from internet money. For 99% of people, it takes at least 1 month to even earn their first $ and that too, when you put so much effort.

But all good things take time, so if you're thinking of starting a side hustle, patience is the key. Your patience will get tasted here to the extent.

3. Focus on value. Money comes naturally

This is the one thing I learned with time: the more you chase the money, the harder it gets to have it. You need to create value instead of chasing money to get $$$ in your bank.

Once you're giving valuable stuff, everyone wants to buy from you. On the other side, even if you have a good brand image, if your product sucks, nobody is going to buy from you for a second time.

So these are some random things I want you to know if you are thinking of starting a side hustle. I hope this helps.



Poonam Sharma

Your go-to writer on the internet to learn about the side hustle, writing, and audience building | Building online biz and helping others to do the same.