A side hustle is any type of employment that is undertaken in addition to your full-time job. A side hustle is usually performed either freelance or piecework, providing you with a supplemental income. Side hustles are often things that you are passionate about, unlike your typical day job that you are working in order to make ends meet. Sometimes, side hustles can be unprofitable and don’t earn any money. But we choose to spend time on them, simply because the accomplishment brings us joy.

But isn’t that similar to a part-time job?

A side hustle is different from a part-time job. A part-time job by definition, entails that someone else (your employer) is calling most of the shots (e.g. how long you need to work, how much you’ll be paid, etc.). A side hustle gives you the freedom of choice, deciding how much you want to work and earn.

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