When we think about a side-hustle it does not seem like the concept of the launch comes to mind.  This is underestimating the work that should go into such an effort.  A side-hustle is not just more work.  Effort alone does not get you there.  Instead, you are building something through your sweat-equity.

A Starting Point

One of the essential steps in a side-hustle is creating a starting line.  You are planning on putting effort into this enterprise so you should determine when that effort is going to begin.  Otherwise, you will find yourself floundering and competing activities stealing time from the side work.  It is like a runner in a race.  They do not trot up to the starting line and then start to run the race.  They settle in and start with the pistol firing.

Although it is not the same, we do need to have a mindset that the side-hustle is “live.”  This mental attitude will help us prioritize the business and customers properly.  With that understood, this presentation dives into the steps we should take to launch our business.

This series comes from our mentoring/mastermind classes.  These classes are virtual meetings that focus on how to improve our technical skills and build our businesses.  The goals of each member vary.  However, this diversity makes for great discussions and a ton of educational value every time we meet.  We hope you enjoy viewing this series as much as we enjoy creating it.  As always, this may not be all new to you, but we hope it helps you be a better developer.  Drop us a line to find out when the next one is so you can join our group.

Slide Deck: Launching Your SideHustle

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Rob Broadhead

Rob is a founder of, and frequent contributor to, Develpreneur. This includes the Building Better Developers podcast. He is also a lifetime learner as a developer, designer, and manager of software solutions. Rob is the founder of RB Consulting and has managed to author a book about his family experiences and a few about becoming a better developer. In his free time, he stays busy raising five children (although they have grown into adults). When he has a chance to breathe, he is on the ice playing hockey to relax or working on his ballroom dance skills.

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