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5 side hustles that actually work in 2019

5 side hustles that actually work in 2019

2 ½ months in to 2019 already! What have you done with those new year resolutions?

Have you actually started your online business already, or is it still just a distant dream, or worse it’s a distant memory?

Remember when you were all fired up to make 2019 ‘The Year!’ ? This year would be different – right?

Well, if you did take action and start your new side hustle good for you! Go get ‘em tiger. But if you didn’t maybe these 5 side hustles that actually work, might motivate you to kickstart your new future life for yourself!

Here’s 5 side hustles that actually work:

Freelance

There are now sooooo many online agencies that you can sign up for to find projects or mini-jobs to work from home. Just search ‘freelance, work from home, or similar in your favourite search engine and then register for the agencies.

It’s important that you have a professional profile along with a professional email, if you have your email account from when you were at school, or you find your names taken unless you really do have numerals in your name (like ‘ janedoe20876@maildomain’ ), then find a suitable professional looking name.

If you already have a domain name it’s worth paying for a domain email account since it’s so much more professional. If you have already done work either full time or voluntarily for other people, ask them to leave references for you on your new profile.

Also, get yourself or update your LinkedIn profile with your new side hustle and add as many links to the freelance sites you are registered to. Then start putting together proposals for advertised projects or jobs that other people post on these sites. Here’s some sites you can consider – there are plenty more; Some of our favourites are UpWork, Freelancer, Guru and even Fiverr

Testing

Are you one of these techie people who just love to try to break other people’s programs? You are? Well, this might just be the side hustle you need!

Software and websites have bugs and will often need testing, even existing sites that just had an upgrade. Why not get paid for just trying to break things? Most of the time all you need do is run a few scenarios and then write it up, you’re getting paid to report what happens.

Here’s a few ‘testing’ websites to help get you started: UserTesting.com, Userlytics, TryMyUI, and Userfeel.

Arts ‘n Crafts

Are you good with your hands? Are you creative? That hobby you have making miniature golf courses, for example, could be a very nice little business. Unique gifts that are personal and hand made are always in demand and sites like Etsy and Shopify are great online marketplaces to sell your wares.

If you are a good designer, perhaps you can make unique printable designs that can be placed on to mugs or even T-shirts? Go on, give it a go!

The numbers guy, or gal

Not that PC I know, but well, anyhoo…. Are you good with numbers, done any accountancy work or ledger work in the past? You have great then maybe you can set yourself up as a ledger clerk or bookkeeper for small firms or self-employed businesses.

Believe me, they’ll be thankful for someone to drop their receipts and books to who can put the papers into a nice neat pile for their accountant. In fact, accountants often look for someone to that work for them, many small businesses and self-employed people don’t keep good books. It might take you a while to get a number of customers, but when you do you’ll generally have them for ‘life’.

Last but not least…

Proof of live (or is that life?)

You like reading? You must do if you’ve got this far through the article, joke, ha ha. I’m talking about proofreading. If you like learning new information, enjoy reading or you are OCD when it comes to spelling and grammar, then proofreading is a great side hustle that actually works.

There is more and more written stuff these days, in paper and electronic and if the author wants to be taken seriously and have a good following then the writing has to be god… oops I mean good, see what I did there? LOL.

You can proofread articles, student thesis, blogs, reports, books even. You’ll learn a lot and get paid to do it. You could even start a blog of the interesting and varied subjects you read about….

There you are; 5 side hustles that actually work in 2019. I hope you enjoyed the read and …..

When you are ready, MyBizTips has collaborated with a top-tier, highly successful online entrepreneur to offer you this how-to-start-a-business course for only $27! It’s a one-time payment; no hidden charges.

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Till next time… 

Commit To Success – We Are Part Of Your Team,

Peter Bright and the MBT Team

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5 Business Coaching Tips for Newbies (2019)

5 Business Coaching Tips for Newbies (2019)

When you start out on the long road to running a successful business, be it online or from your own home, you’ll come across challenges and personalities you’ll wish you could have avoided.

But after all, everyday’s a school day and there are always life lessons to be learned.

I thought I’d share with you some “coaching tips for newbies” things I wish I’d known when starting out….

Overcoming adversity, through tenacity.

Ploughing through adversity is one of the very best personal development experiences I’ve had. I always used to put my ‘never give up’ attitude to me just being pig-headed. But no, it turns out it’s a very good personal skill to have, I only discovered later that what I thought was being a bit stubborn – not letting go until something is either done or broken, is actually tenacity.

Everyone starting their own enterprise goes through some degree of hardship, the more you do and the more you don’t stop will build valuable personal and professional skills.

Tenacity, perseverance, adapting to and managing change, agility, resilience, humility and grit all help to equip you for success. 

Take time to think – but don’t procrastinate

Thinking time, you need this, especially in the early days/weeks/months of starting your business. Go for a walk sometimes, just to clear your head before taking action can even help you see a different way of approaching a situation or a perceived blocker.

But be careful that you don’t let thinking turn into non-action.

There are many ways to procrastinate so be aware and conscious of what you are focussing on and what your end-game is.

We are all in the values business.

There’s a saying, people don’t care what you know (or offer) until they know how much you care. Taking a look at your business and knowing what it offers is just one side.

Try to think of your business from that of your ideal customer. Look at what he/she wants to receive, how they feel when their desires are met, conversely – when they aren’t. What value do your customers place on the different channels or services that you offer?

Find and nurture your best talent.

I don’t mean talent in a team / network way, although that is important as you grow. No, I mean your personal talent. Are you good at writing, do you prefer one-to-one meetings, telephone, maybe you enjoy being in front of a camera?

These are all talents, some lend themselves better to your enterprise than others. Some work better as a channel for you to find customers.

Find your talent and build on it.

The final tip I can give for now is

finding a small group of good people who can help you build your team.

These can be assistants, part-time help, friends or mentors. People you know, some you may have to pay, others will volunteer their time and skills for you – depending on your relationship.

Pick people who want you to succeed, keep away from negative people and doomsayers. Build a team of positive influence and your business will almost certainly succeed. 

When you are ready, MyBizTips has collaborated with a top-tier, highly successful online entrepreneur to offer you this how-to-start-a-business course for only $27! It’s a one-time payment; no hidden charges.

Take advantage of this offer now at PASSIVE SCHOOL.  🤑💸💲💰

Till next time… 

Commit To Success – We Are Part Of Your Team,

Peter Bright and the MBT Team

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Are you ready for your very own Mentor (2019)?

If you missed my article on why I don’t do coaching but why I approve of mentors, go and take a look under the title ‘Why I don’t do coaching, but I will mentor you’

Well, it’s okay thinking you need a mentor, but what if you’re not ready for a mentor? Engaging with a mentor at the wrong time, or even the wrong mentor, could prove just as damaging for your business and your own self-confidence. You need to have the right mindset and be open to mentorship.

Here’s a simple quiz you can take that will help you decide if you’re ready for a Mentor.

Follow the approach below and decide for yourself.

Guide: Answer each question as either; No, Not Sure or Yes. Count all the answers for each response. And then review the key after the questions.

How true are these statements?

I can be relied upon to take being mentored seriously.

I believe this is the right time for me to accept mentoring.

I am fully willing to do the work and let the mentor guide m.

I keep my word without struggling or sabotaging.

I will approach the mentorship with an open mind and try out new ideas.

I will be honest with myself and my mentor.

I will be open and honest with my mentor and will express my expectations as they come to mind.

I will stop self-defeating behaviours which have limited my success.

I see mentoring as a worthwhile investment in my business and my life.

I am able to appreciate the success I gain from being mentored.

Now, count the number of No’s, Not Sure’s and Yes’s.

5 or more No’s – sorry you’re not ready. Maybe take a good look at how your business is progressing and also look at widening your reading material, look for successful people you would like to be like and read as much as you can of what they write or talk about including their autobiography. Retake the quiz when you feel more confident.

5 or more Not Sure’s – sorry, you’re not ready. You should also take the same approach as having 5 + No’s. You need to be more self-confident and self-assured. Become more proactive and determined. Once you are more proactive and can start to feel and see progress in your business, retake the quiz.

5 – 7 Yes’s – You are ready for a mentor, you will need to be completely honest and straight with your mentor. It’s very likely you will both have to work at it, but with focus and action you can progress and get a great benefit from being mentored.

8 + Yes’s – You absolutely will gain from mentoring. Find a mentor you can work with and get them to challenge you and make you accountable for all your actions.

I hope this has given you food for thought, if you are serious about growing your business or even looking to extend your options in your career, then a mentor can be a very useful addition to your support team.

By the way, MyBizTips has collaborated with a top-tier, highly successful online entrepreneur to offer you this how-to-start-a-business course for only $27! It’s a one-time payment; no hidden charges.

Take advantage of this offer now at PASSIVE SCHOOL.  🤑💸💲💰

Till next time… 

Commit To Success – We Are Part Of Your Team,

Peter Bright and the MBT Team