Posts in Side Hustle
3 Biggest Lessons from 2 Years as a Side-Hustler

This month marks 2 years since I started R Artspace. It’s a little crazy to think about. It started as a side-hustle and that’s what it is today but I’m not as worried about it as I was back then. Ok, it comes and goes… but at this moment as I’m typing this, I feel great about it.

In this post, I want to share how the past 2 years and end with the biggest lessons I’ve learned thus far. If

you’re a side hustler I really hope it encourages you and helps you get some perspective and if you’re already in the job you love, then I hope you can still get some tips for mindset and practical ways to market.

So, let’s dive right in.

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Why You Shouldn't Stress Out as a Side-Hustler

As a side-hustler myself it’s easy to feel “behind." Or maybe, more like you’re not making traction fast enough.

For instance, if you scroll around on Instagram or in Facebook groups you’ll see posts like “I've just had my business for 2 months and I'm already going full-time!" or celebratory posts such as those, which is all well and good but from my perspective can make me feel a little discouraged, if I'm being honest.

What I’ve discovered is, as great as it is to reach your goals quickly, there’s a lot to be gained and learned in slow-moving growth.

I would love to share my experience of slow growth and why I’m learning to embrace this way of thinking.

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Practicing Grace

A lot of the creatives in our industry champion grace as a tagline but it's harder to put into practice than you would think. For me anyway.

Do you feel "behind"? Or like you should be further along than you are now... or that your following should be bigger? Or your email list should have more engagement... ?

If you feel any of those things, you're not alone. I think it's natural to want to improve but when you're constantly down on yourself with where you're at, maybe things need to change. And that's where I find myself.

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10 Brilliant Benefits of Having a Day Job

A lot of the creative entrepreneurs out there are side-hustling, myself included. Where, after we get home from the 9-5 we work on our side-hustle/business/passion project.

While it's easy to look over at our friends who are full-time for themselves and think, "sure would be nice," the truth of the matter is, it won't be better, it would just be different.

It's SO easy to look over and have "the grass is always greener" mentality, when in reality, your situation is primarily affected by your emotions associated with that thing. Any day-job or even your own business can be as wonderful or as miserable as you make it out to be.

So today I have compiled a list of ways to be thankful for your full-time job and also some ways to use it to your advantage. 

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How to Take on Projects as a Side Hustler

There's a lot of pros and cons to being a side-hustler. Some days I'm super thankful I have my day job and other days I'm like "WHY?!" 

It's an emotional roller-coaster to say the least. 

But have you ever thought about the great advantages there are to being a side-hustler? Let me break down a few things I'm grateful for in reference to taking on projects with my side-hustle. 

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8 Things to Focus On As a New Business Owner

There’s a lot that goes into starting a business. One of the main things people (like myself) get hung up on is branding and visuals. But, I'm here to tell you, it's at the bottom of the list of things you should be doing when you first start out.

I’m a brand designer, and there’s so much to be said for having polished professional branding, but I wouldn't say it's the most important thing.


I know this may seem counterintuitive for a brand designer to say that, but truthfully, there are some other things that are more important. Take a look at the list to find out what made the cut.

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