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24 June 2022

Written by Lorraine Lea – Simply Home

Although your day job may help you pay for the essentials in life... a side hustle from home could be your game-changer!

Feeling the pinch? With interest rates rising, the price of fuel and groceries skyrocketing, and the countless bills that never seem to stop rolling in – we could all use a little extra cash.

What is a side-hustle?

A side-hustle is a way to make money outside your 9 to 5 job. It allows you to make a little extra cash to give you the freedom to buy the things you need (or want), start new hobbies, or pay off any debt. The best part is that you're in control of how much you earn and how many hours you want to put in. Whether you want an additional $50 a week or $500 per week, it is up to you!

Why start a side-hustle

A side-hustle acts as a second income should you have any unexpected surprises and is something that can help you make more money today, tomorrow or five years from now.

Most people start a side-hustle for one of three reasons:

  • It's a hobby, and you're feeding your interest during your free time
  • You're supplementing your primary income
  • You plan to transition into entrepreneurship full-time, so you're testing the waters

Whether you're saving for a house deposit, planning a wedding, or just wanting to put some money away for a rainy day, here are our 6 tips for starting a successful side-hustle:


1. Establish a routine

Find a routine that works for you and your lifestyle! The more you stick to it, the quicker it will become a habit that is easy to achieve.

For example, set your alarm one hour earlier each morning. Your alarm (or cup of coffee to help wake you up!) will help remind your brain that it's side-hustle time.


2. Set goals

As your own employer, you have to keep yourself accountable. SMART goals can help you keep on track and help you stick to your main goal.


3. Create Boundaries

A side-hustle doesn't mean working during all of your free time. But if you're not careful, it's easy to fall into that trap!

Try time blocking to set aside specific times to work on your side-hustle. Time blocking will help you balance your life and ensure that other priorities like family time aren't missed.


4. Automate

As tempting as it can be to do everything yourself, there are ways you can stay in control while making your life a lot easier! Your main focus should be on the activities that fulfil you and generate revenue for your side-hustle.

For example, try batch creating and scheduling your content if you're using social media. This means setting aside one block of time to create your content (whether you're taking photos, creating reels or writing copy for your posts) and scheduling it all in so you can sit back and relax while your content automatically posts itself later!


5. Ask for advice

A side-hustle is a great opportunity to do something you love. But, as with anything new, it can take a little time before you have everything down to a perfect art.

From the start, ask for feedback and recommendations from your customers to find out where you can improve. Learning is continuous and will help your business succeed in the long run!

When you start a Lorraine Lea Business, you also have the added benefit of teammates, training, and a team at our support centre that has your back throughout your entire journey as a Stylist or Stylepreneur.


6. Rest

You may think that this step is pretty obvious, but with the ongoing "hustle-culture" that tells us to work work work, we can often feel like we aren't doing enough. Taking time to rest will not delay your progress it may actually accelerate it. You'll be more efficient with the time you do have, you'll make sounder decisions, and you'll be happier!


How do I Start a Side-Hustle?

So, you have decided that a side hustle from home is the best way for you to make money online, but you don't know where to start. Look no further!

Lorraine Lea is a Direct Selling company that prides itself on providing the opportunity for men and women all over Australia to start their own side-hustle and earn extra income on their own terms.

Benefits of starting a
Lorraine Lea business:

  • Make extra money
  • Work around your jobs schedule
  • Be your own boss
  • Work as much or as little as you want to
  • Cost-effective start-up (all you need is a kit!)
  • Training and support
  • Lifelong friendships


What are you waiting for?
Start your journey today.

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Lorraine Lea

Simply Home

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