How to start your first side-hustle (hint: it has nothing to do with a logo or a website) — Sidegig 2.2

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If you think the first steps to starting your side-business include building a website, printing business cards, or getting a shiny new logo, we’ve got news for you—you’re dead wrong.

We explain why in our most recent episode of our podcast, Sidegig.

Here’s a hint: really successful side-hustles start with an extremely clear vision of what you want your business and your life to look like down the road.

And while there will be lots of short-term changes that will happen along the way, keeping your eye on the horizon of long-term vision can be a complete game changer.

That is, as long as your long-term vision doesn’t keep you from taking action today.

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We dig into all of this and more in today’s episode—it’s a great one you’ll definitely want to catch.

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You can also listen to all previous episodes here.

Additional links to resources mentioned in this episode:

  • Side Hustle by Chris Guillebeau: Chris’s new book is a 27-day guide to brainstorming, creating, and building a side-hustle.
  • Will it Fly? by Pat Flynn of Smart Passive Income: Ian reminded us of this book when discussing the power of a minimum viable idea.
  • Made to Stick by Chip & Dan Heath. One of my (Preston) favorite books, we discussed the “Curse of Knowledge” they refer to in the opening chapters.
  • This Design Life podcast by Chris Green. Chris is doing a fantastic job networking with solopreneurs he can get access to. Learning from them and building his business on his terms.

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About Preston D Lee

Preston is an entrepreneur, writer, podcaster, and the founder of this blog. You can contact him via twitter at @prestondlee.

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  1. Thanks for the mention guys.

  2. Thanks Preston for this nice guide and podcast links, actually on the same boat here, setting up as a freelance web designer on the side.


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