We live in the age of the side hustle—of smart young professionals branching out beyond their career paths and building new streams of revenue. It’s not a new idea—people have been freelancing on the side for as long as they’ve had marketable skills. But a new generation of tech-savvy individuals have codified and scaled the concept of the side hustle in entirely new ways, and with access to powerful online tools and experts in the field, it’s now possible to build a side hustle that can supplement your income, protect against instability in the market, and possibly even launch a new business.
Recently Jena Viviano shared her insights into how to develop and maintain a side hustle that works for you in a webinar for IAW. Jena is a career coach and side hustle strategist who has maneuvered the treacherous waters of multiple career changes—starting out in investment banking, she swiftly moved on to the New York Stock Exchange, where she met and interviewed C-suite executives as their companies went public. Before leaving NYC, she wrote, evangelized, and coached for The Muse, a career platform used by over 50 million candidates looking to advance in their careers. It’s there that she launched her side hustle and started encouraging others to do the same.
In this eBook, we’ll share many of Jena’s ideas from that webinar, presenting you with the key things you need to consider and the steps to take if you’re interested in achieving better financial security through a side hustle.