Friday, October 3, 2014

So, what's your side hustle?

Corporate worker by day, busy entrepreneur by night?

Toiling away at your office desk 8 to 5, but selling merchandise out of your call 6 till midnight?

For an upcoming ShopTalk story, we want to talk to small-business entrepreneurs who are working both their day jobs and their side hustle.

What's a side hustle, you ask?

Nick Loper, who runs a blog called Side Hustle Nation, defines it as "something you do to earn money outside your day job."

Previous generations called it "moonlighting," says Loper, who started a footwear comparison-shopping website while working a corporate job.

Eventually, he walked away from his day job in 2008 and went into full-time self employment.

So maybe you're like Loper and have a gig on the side. Or two. Or three.

What did you do to get it started? How are you managing a full-time job and a side gig? Is the business successful? Do you sleep?

We want to hear from you. Tell us your stories about how you bring home the bacon using more than one stream of income.

Contact Jonathan McFadden at (704) 358-6045, or via email:


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