Got Debt? Choose A Side Hustle

Most people in America have some form of debt in their life. There are arguments about what ‘good’ debt is vs ‘bad’ debt. The Bible says the borrower is servant to the lender. There are several studies that report that money issues is the leading cause of divorce. As a married man I can attest that money fights with my spouse have been among some of our most intense disagreements. We have debt. It brings stress to our marriage but we don’t allow it to consume us. I recently got a summer job (side hustle) to knock out some of our debt. It is medical debt from a couple hospital visits. I decided to UP my resolve to knock this debt out. A side hustle can be anything you can do to put extra money in your pocket. Delivering pizzas, sorting boxes, selling on Ebay, garage sale are just a few examples. Dedicating time to a side hustle can help you throw bigger payments toward the debt in your life. I just read a great book titled Hustle Away Debt by David Carlson. He shares some great thoughts on differing types of side hustles. He used side hustles to attack his student loan debt. What amount of debt do you have in your life right now? Is it a nuisance? Is it affecting your relationships? Is it affecting your sleep at night. Don’t remain paralyzed by debt’s grip on your life. Seek out a side hustle. Imagine what an extra $200, $300, or $500 a month could do to help you knock debt more quickly out of your life. Ask yourself what skills you have that somebody could pay you money for. Are you tech savvy? Mechanically inclined? Handy man? Think about your hobbies and interests? Could you turn these talents into part time income? Get a side hustle into your life and send debt running.

Below are some examples of side hustles.

  • Working Retail
  • Food Delivery
  • Waiting Tables
  • Child Care
  • Concessions at Sports Stadium
  • Mystery Shopping
  • Caregiving & Senior Services
  • Blogging
  • Selling on Etsy
  • Virtual Assistant
  • Flipping Things on Ebay or Craigslist
  • Graphic Design
  • Podcasting
  • Creating YouTube Videos
  • Creating An Online Product To Sell
  • Photography
  • Music Lessons
  • Freelance Writing
  • Web Development