Most people think that side hustles are for people with full-time jobs. However, my new side hustles are part-time jobs so that I can continue with my business.
I’m picked up some work – writing proposals and other operational docs for some friends. And I might have some part-time strategy work in the future too for another client. While this adds a lot more to my already full basket, I am thankful to be bringing in personal income again.
This week I also have a grant application due. Unfortunately, the local grants (and most investors) seem to be focussed on IT businesses rather than products based businesses like mine.
I respect the fact that they can be easier to scale. However, at the end of the day, people still need and want physical stuff, and there can be innovation, scalability and job creation in manufacturing.
In fact, with all the issues with imports because of Covid, as well as the need to create more non-desk jobs, I think there’s an even greater need for local “makers.” Therefore I’m hoping that the grant committee might positively consider my pitch anyway even though it doesn’t fit nicely into the criteria.
In any case, a lot more to do this week with my side hustle. At least I can keep my business dream alive this way.