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117: The Rise of the Side Hustle

side hustles Feb 06, 2024
The Rise of the Side Hustle with Bonnie Christine on The Professional Creative

Today, we're diving into the world of side hustles, where creativity meets opportunity. Did you know that in a recent survey of our Surface Design Immersion Course students, a whopping 30% are turning their surface pattern design skills into lucrative side gigs? This isn’t just for surface pattern design career-seekers! But here's the kicker: side hustles aren't just a trendy phenomenon; they've become a way of life for around 50% of Americans, especially after the rollercoaster of 2020. 

What's fascinating is that side hustles know no boundaries when it comes to age or demographic. No matter what you are currently doing or seeking, the allure of extra income, flexibility, and a creative outlet can be irresistible. Think about it: having something on the side that not only pays the bills but also brings you joy is pretty exciting! And in our world of surface pattern design, mastering tools like Adobe Illustrator isn't just about creating beautiful designs—it's about opening doors to endless possibilities, whether it's in surface pattern design or beyond. So, let's take a look at the statistics, and explore the perks of learning new skills that could lead to a lucrative side hustle.

Whenever there’s a shift in the culture of this magnitude, I think it’s wise that we pay attention.

In this episode, you will learn:

  • What a side hustle is and what it means to a lot of people
  • How side hustles can increase your freedom and flexibility
  • The fulfillment of earning income for something you truly enjoy

Links and Resources:

Success Stories: www.surfacedesignsuccess.com


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