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My hubby has always been a hustler. Yes, he has a full time job but he also always has his hands in a variety of different projects. For years, he’s fixed weed-eaters, rebuilt lawn mowers and figured out how to restore just about any type of motor that friends and family have handed him. He’s done it all just for fun but this past summer, he decided to take his knowledge and turn it into a side hustle. Now, what is a side hustle you ask? For us, it’s a way for him to still work his full time job but have a business on the side that allows him to make a little extra income. Now, I have to be honest and say that he wasn’t looking for a side hustle but, as it often does, life happened. In just a few simple steps, he was able to get his side hustle up and running and share it with the world! Read on to learn more about what his side hustle looks like and how he’s making it successful!
I’ve always been interested in how a side hustle can be turned into an actual way to make income and in watching my hubby do it, I’ve picked up some great points and tips and I’m only too happy to share them with all of you! After all, how many of us moms and dads couldn’t use a little extra cash on the side. After seeing my man build his side hustle from start to finish, here’s what I learned about how you can build a side hustle and spread the word about it too!
Turn Your Passion Into a Business
It’s been said that the most successful people are those who do what they truly love. For years, my hubby has loved building and rebuilding engines and small appliances. This past summer, he discovered that his love of building and modifying was a perfect fit for his love of go carts. While I was at the beach with the kids for a few days, he went out and bought his first go cart (just for the kids to ride and to have fun with). After tinkering with it a little bit, he was hooked. By the time I came back home, he had purchased the parts (most of them considered junk) for three additional go carts and my garage was filled with what looking like a pile of metal to me. But for him, the passion for what he does convinced him that he could take what was just scraps and turn them into a profitable side hustle.
For him, the key was talking something he is already passionate about and loves to do and finding a way to make it profitable. He was confident in his ability to take old pieces of go carts and breath new life into them. From this passion and confidence, his side hustle was born!
Learn the Tools of Your Trade
Now, I’ll admit that going into this venture my hubby had quite a bit of knowledge. He’s been “fixing” stuff for most of his life. However, he had to take a step back, do some research and learn exactly how to do what he was wanting to do. He spent hours watching videos and reading instruction manuals. He taught himself to weld (I’m not even kidding!). He learned how to disassemble a motor completely and then rebuild it using a variety of new and old parts to make it better than when it was brand new.
He invested the time and energy in learning how to build go carts and more than that, how to build them better that anyone for less than anyone. Yes, it took time. Yes, it took trial and error. But after a while, he had it mastered and was ready to launch his side hustle.
Don’t Be Afraid to Make a Small Investment
Just as I was talking about investing time, the hubs also had to make a financial investment. He had to buy the pieces of the old carts (he used mostly online sites to find pieces that other thought were junk and were selling for low). He had to invest in tools and a welder. He had to purchase upholstery material and new seat belts. We discussed the investment together and set limits on how much we wanted to spend before we started to recoup some of the money.
For us, it make sense to invest a small portion to get a greater return and he was convinced (and convinced me with his enthusiasm) that he would be able to take these spare parts and some hard work and turn a profit. He quickly proved that he was completely able to produce a finished product and while family and friends were anxious to purchase his work, it soon became clear that he needed a larger audience. So, the question became how did we leverage all his hard work and let the world know about it and the answer was easy with GoDaddy GoCentral.
Build a Website to Spread the Word and Bring in Customers
As we tried to come up with ways to spread the word about his side hustle, of course a website was the first thing that I suggested (duh, right?). However, with the investment we had already made and his limited time outside of his regular job and building go carts, we needed a way to create a website that was simple yet effective. Thankfully, GoDaddy GoCentral was exactly what we were looking for! With GoCentral, it was easy to create a website for his side hustle in under an hour. We didn’t need tons of experience. We didn’t need tech help. We didn’t need a whole weekend to figure it all out. We simply needed one hour and an idea of what we were trying to accomplish.
With GoCentral, we had everything we needed to take the hubby’s side hustle to the next level and help him find an online audience! Additional tools like built in email marketing and SEO tools didn’t require extra effort and we even had the ability to launch a Facebook page with the info from his site. It didn’t stop there though! With pre-populated, tailored, professional imagery from Getty Images and the ability to quickly and easily upload our own photos, the GoCentral website builder literally had everything we needed to help him create a professional looking website that showcases his amazing side hustle.
He was able to create his website from the convenience of our own home with very little time of effort, ensuring that he didn’t have to take time away from the kids. The best part is, he said building his website was without a doubt the easiest part of his side hustle process! Going forward, he can update and edit it at home or on his mobile device, meaning that no matter where we are adjustments, new listings and more can be added quickly and easily!
For us, taking his side hustle into the online world has meant more sales and more success! I’ve got to do a proud wife brag here and mention that his last project sold within two days of listing it! Woo Hoo! It’s been an essential tool that has helped to turn his hobby into a money making venture and something that he loves and can be proud of. And while building his carts has taken a little time and a little effort, GoDaddy has show that spreading the word about his side hustle is easier than we could have every imagined!
Do you have a hobby or passion that you’d like to turn into a side hustle? With more parents looking to turn their hobbies into ways to make extra money, more people are turning to GoDaddy GoCentral to help take their success online! Whether you’ve been considering starting a website to support your current side hustle or are now inspired to turn your newest passion into a side hustle, let the world know about what you’re doing with an easy to build GoDaddy GoCentral website! With no technical background needed and the ability to build a fully functional website in less than an hour, it’s the smart way to market your side hustle!
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Then tell me, do you have a side hustle and how could having your own website help it grow?
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