Looking for a side hustle to fill in some time, or to earn some additional income during this period of uncertainty? There’s always plenty of ideas going around, but right now, the key is to get your idea online and in front of people!
What’s your idea?
We’ve all had an idea or two floating around the back of our heads – “If I had time, I’d love to start a business selling ____!”
If you’re finding yourself at home more these days, it’s a great chance to put some thought into that million dollar side hustle.
Have you been making products for friends and family, that you think others might want to purchase? Do you offer a service that you can provide remotely (or without any physical contact) that others may be able to use right now?
It’s time to lock it in, and use this time to get it up and running!
Pick your domain
This is one of the things that will hang around forever (all going well) so make sure it’s a good one! We wrote a blog recently about selecting a business email address that also has some useful info about getting the right domain for your side hustle.
Even if you don’t set up an email address right away (but you should!), the domain is still critical.
Get some web hosting
Some people may not realise it, but once you’ve got the domain for your website, you also need to host it somewhere! In English, it means you’re essentially storing it on a computer (or server) somewhere so that people can access it. Without the web host, you can’t have a website!
Build your website
Depending on your level of expertise, you might want something super simple for your website, or something with a bit more control. Check out our blog on choosing a website builder – it’ll help you work out which is the right one for you and your side hustle.
SEO is an essential for a website these days; it means when people search, they’ll find you. If you’re not sure where to begin, this blog might help you out! If you have the money to engage someone to help you, it can be worth it (just be careful who you get to help!) but otherwise it’s definitely something you can do on your own if you are prepared to learn.
Share, Share, Share!
Finally … share your business! At the moment, people are really proud to be supporting local business and their friends and family, so make the most of it and share your idea.
Leverage social media networks – find Facebook groups, ask your friends and family to pass it on, and tell everyone you talk to about it.