For those of you who find your way here organically surfing the interwebs for all your answers or those of you new around here, I’d like to share with you that I really enjoy taking a different approach when it comes to educating my readers in regards to better business practices. Generally, everything that I discuss is a key cognitive foundational step in building a business that is most profitable.
The reason is that without a solid cognitive foundation you won’t have a business that is most profitable. So, in turn, our business topics revolve around mindset or conversations about things that deal with shaping your way of thinking so that you can then focus on the proper task to grow your business. It is Christmas Eve at the time of writing this blog post. The reason I state that is because not too far behind that is the New Year. The coming change of the calendar can also be a change in the way you shape your cognitive skills to achieve your goals.
To start that path out, read further on 3 simple steps to succeed at any side hustle. This means taking any side hustle that isn’t on some “Best of” list and turning it into a profitable yet enjoyable business that turns your dreams into reality.
We all get 24 hours in a day
Time management skills are such a commodity it seems for the side hustling entrepreneur. To me, the very essence of side hustling is being decent at time management. Why? Because if you do not have a handle on proper time management skills then your business will be stuck in whatever phase that it is in.
That means from planning, running, or wanting to scale, your business will not see the results you desire if you do not develop time management skills. What this looks like for a successful side hustler is planning out your days, weeks, and months properly. Work out and find a strategy that works for you on your business goals from the onset and you will find it easier to find success from this stage. If you are looking for further guidance on developing proper time management skills for the side hustler then look no further than my course the Time-On-The-Go Course. It is a time management and productivity course specifically for the side hustler who is balancing family life while trying to build a business most profitable to achieve financial freedom.
In a period where more and more cases of the virus are popping up, it seems to be looming again that we are headed for a shutdown. Since that is the case, it means more businesses, if they haven’t already, will be focusing more on an online content platform or offering. (Honestly, if you have not pivoted or plan to pivot some aspects of your business online, you are making a huge mistake.)
With the online space becoming more crowded by the minute it can seem like a mission impossible to have a business most profitable that stands out. Everybody online is shouting “look at me, look at my content.” So, when you sit at your computer or stare at your phone you may be feeling the pressure mounting to provide this “value” that everybody keeps saying that you need to do.
Expectations for how people do business with you in your side gig is important.
Within this step of the process comes having proper communication with everyone that will be involved with the business. The main two components of this are having a clear expectation with your customers and making sure they align with your end goals for the business most profitable that you are building.
As a side hustler, your time is already limited therefore it is very important to know what you want to expect from your customers in a timely manner.
To further explain the expectations for your customers, it is your job as the owner of this side hustle to have a clear strategy to direct customers on how to do business with you or communicate what they need to do while working with you. For example, while working with a client inside my 1:1 Coaching Program, they began explaining to me some frustrations they had working with clients inside their high ticket program of dog training. One of the things they mentioned was people not being committed while outside their watchful eye to continue the lessons they were taught to achieve the desired behavior for their dog.
These people were not motivated and thus made it harder for our dog-trainer-friend to progress people further inside their program. Well, we discussed two approaches here that can make this better. The first being, have a better process for screening customers at the initial discussions phase. Understand the clients that you want to serve who will be committed to the success of the desired results that they are paying you for. The second thing here is, once you have a client who fits your ideal model, set the stage for what it is like to work with you. What this means is as you are onboarding them go ahead and explain to them precisely what your training looks like.
For the sake of this example- you could explain to the customer the importance of showing up every week for the training, how completing the homework given from training ensures that the new skills being taught to the dog become a habit and that not taking any action on the two is not good for the development of their dog. The main thing here, make the customer understand that not being coachable will lead to furthering the negative results that brought them to you in the first place. Also letting them know that letting it go further could lead to an even more negative impact on the relationship between them and their fur baby.
If you are looking for further aid in understanding the expectations that you need to set with customers, then head over and sign up for my Free Masterclass on how to build a profitable business. This is for people who are aspiring entrepreneurs looking to start a profitable business even if you have a 9-5.
Allow Space within your side gig as well
This step right here is really essential for the side hustler to succeed. The reason being is that if you do not have your mind, body, and energy around your side hustle aligned it will make for a really bad experience. Giving yourself space means- you allow yourself to make mistakes, then allow yourself to learn from the mistakes, and allow yourself to understand that growing a business most profitable as a side hustler takes time.
By giving yourself the space to let things come as they may you will be fighting the good fight against overwhelm, burnout and procrastination. As a side hustler, you do not have time to go up against these three in a forever wrestling match. To further aid the side hustler with this battle, I created the Time-On-The-Go course. This for sure is a tag partner that you want on your side if you are in a battle with overwhelm, burnout, and procrastination as a side hustler.
I caution you though with the course because the key to making change is taking action. The course is a straight-to-the-point action taker program. At this current time, the course is only $23. If you are reading this after January 18th, 2021 then know that the price has since gone up.
Trying to start with ways to make money on the side
does not have to be such a challenging mission. It is unacceptable as a side hustler to not focus on the growth of whatever skills that you need to succeed. So, I challenge you to take action today towards your goals as a side hustler and get off the inter-web highway of education. Experience is a great learning tool to increase your cognitive skills of entrepreneurship.
Nothing I teach you in any blog post can help you if you don’t take action.
Fabe Mitchell is a serial entrepreneur. When he is not working on one of the businesses, he is spending time with his wife of 15 years, playing video games with friends, and furthering his knowledge in the entrepreneurship space. The ultimate mission is to educate entrepreneurs to be leaders with their life, teams, and business industry in their realm.