October 17, 2019 | 2 min read
Nowadays, working one job may no longer be enough. This is why many employees are looking for side jobs that won’t only add to their finances, but will also help them grow professionally. It’s important to look for opportunities that you’re actually interested in and not just those that pay good. Keep in mind that the more you enjoy what you do, the longer you’re likely to stay at this job-- and this is quite essential especially if you have more than one job.
Whether or not you’re struggling with finances, there are a lot of reasons why holding multiple jobs is beneficial for you. Here are some of them:
Build Your Lifesavings
One of the best advantages of having a side hustle is not having to live paycheck to paycheck. This makes budgeting and saving up a lot easier. One of the first things you can do is set up your savings account (if you don’t have one yet), and make sure to save part of your income here regularly. It’s always good to know you have money set aside for emergencies or
Improve (or Gain) Skills
Doing the same tasks every day for years can result to loss of interest at work. Having a side hustle can help alleviate this boredom and allow you to improve or gain new skills. If you have a technical job, something in the creative field may be a breath of fresh air to the usual tasks. If you’ve always been interested in travel, arts, or culture, you might want to consider working part-time as a tour guide or working at a museum. A part-time work that is more related to your hobbies can be a great way to earn extra money.
Grow Your Network
If your current 9-5 lets you sit in the office all day, a side hustle that lets you meet other people can be a great idea and will help you make more connections and grow your professional network. It also helps you brush up your social skills and perhaps may even help you land your dream job. There are a lot of benefits in knowing the right people.
Landing the right jobs can help you become more motivated and accomplished, especially if they complement one another. Just make sure to manage your time effectively and get some rest when needed.