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Unveiling the Reality of Starting Your Own Business

In a city where dreams are as tall as skyscrapers and ambition fills the streets like the scent of fresh-brewed coffee, the allure of starting your own side business has become the modern-day story. For women, in particular, the prospect of weaving your own tapestry of success alongside the hustle and bustle of everyday life is a narrative that's as tantalising as a perfectly mixed Cosmopolitan.

So, let's put on our bathrobe, pour ourselves a glass of red and dive into the good, the bad, and the truth of launching your very own side hustle.

The Good

  1. Empowerment: There's something undeniably empowering about taking the reins of your own destiny and blazing your own trail. Whether it's turning your passion into a paycheck or shaking up the status quo, there's something to be said about being a #girlboss

  2. Flexibility: Ah, the sweet melody of flexibility! With a side hustle, you have the freedom to work from wherever you want. Whether you're burning the midnight oil or catching rays on a Sunday afternoon, the world is your oyster, ladies.

  3. Skill Development: Like a couture gown, running a side business is tailor-made for honing your skills. From mastering the art of negotiation to becoming a social media maven, every challenge is an opportunity to elevate your game and become a master of all trades, we can sack off Jack.

  4. Financial Growth: While Rome wasn't built in a day, neither is a successful side hustle. But the sky's the limit. Who knows? That side hustle could turn into your very own empire, one dollar at a time.

The Bad

  1. Time Constraints: As any entrepreneur will tell you, time is the ultimate commodity. Balancing a side hustle with the demands of everyday life can feel like navigating rush hour traffic—fraught with delays and detours. But fear not, dear reader, for where there's a will, there's a way. It's called SCHEDULING!

  2. Uncertainty: The path of entrepreneurship is paved with more twists and turns than a plotline from "Gossip Girl." Setbacks are as inevitable as a rainy day in April, but it's how you weather the storm that defines your journey. You'll soon see how resilient you can be.

  3. Isolation: Running a side hustle can sometimes feel like a solo performance in a crowded theater. But fear not, there's many communities and groups you can follow or join. I'll be creating a community soon, so stay tuned.

  4. Financial Risk: Ah, the age-old dance of risk and reward. Starting a side hustle often requires dipping into your own coffers or taking a leap of faith. But remember, fortune favours the bold—and a well-placed investment can yield returns as sweet as a sugar high.

The Truth

Now that we've peeled back the layers of girlbossing, I thought why not give you girls 20 side hustle ideas that you could start at any time:

  1. Freelance Writing or Copywriting

  2. Virtual Assistant Services

  3. Graphic Design or Web Design

  4. Social Media Management

  5. Online Tutoring or Teaching

  6. Handmade Crafts or Etsy Shop

  7. Event Planning or Party Planning

  8. Personal Styling or Fashion Consulting

  9. Fitness Coaching or Personal Training

  10. Photography Services

  11. Meal Prep or Catering Business

  12. Beauty Services (e.g., makeup artist, hairstylist)

  13. Language Translation or Interpretation

  14. Podcasting or YouTube Channel

  15. Blogging or Content Creation

  16. Consulting or Coaching Services

  17. Pet Sitting or Dog Walking

  18. Airbnb Hosting or Property Management

  19. Digital Marketing Agency

  20. Online Course Creation or Coaching Program

So, to all the ladies out there, I raise my glass and toast to the bold, the brave, and the beautifully entrepreneurial. With a little grit and a whole lot of sparkle, who knows what adventures await? After all, if you want it bad enough, you have to start somewhere.

If you want to start but don't know what your next steps are, I also offer consulting packages to get you started. Please feel free to email me if you have any questions.

Tyanna x


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