How To Start A Side Hustle Without Breaking The Bank

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We totally get it. Starting a side hustle or passion project can sometimes seem expensive – especially if you’re a perfectionist, you have high standards and you want to do it well. PLUS, you’re not COMPLETELY sure if this is something that you ACTUALLY want to do long term yet. You just don’t know!

The worst advice we could possibly give you would be to go balls to the wall making massive investments or buying all the professional gear. You first have to figure out if you even ENJOY the thing!

When you’re looking to unlock that hidden calling on your life, you have to be more committed and passionate about the process and the journey than you are with all the glitz and glam of the final result. The final result at a professional level comes from hard work, practice, determination and experience… NOT just owning the right gear.

5 Tips to Start a Side Hustle Without Breaking the Bank

1. Start With What You Have

Interested in making movies? I wanna see you MASTERING those iMovie capabilities until you absolutely need to upgrade to After Effects.

2. Rent The Gear

Need a 1.5 55mm lens for your photography shoot coming up? Rent it to win it and make sure you love it and use it before you buy it!

3. Trade With Friends

Gun shy about hiring some administrative help? Find a friend who's detailed and organized and trade your cooking expertise for her help for a month to see if this would be a worthwhile position for you to hire.

4. Utilize Free Sessions & Trial periods

Want to learn photoshop? Block off 14 days on your calendar to utilize the free trial period. Start with a simple project and some free Youtube videos.

5. Hunt For Free Courses, Classes & Youtube Videos

Wanna learn calligraphy? The internet has a DEEP well of free educational resources on all kinds of topics. Use it, friend.


Ultimately, don’t wait for the moons to align in order to get started. Start right now. Start small. Fall in LOOOOVE with the process and the journey! If you do that, the glitz, glam, and the quality of the final result will fall into place as you begin to improve and better your craft!

Cheers to you & your side hustle! Let us know what you're working on by using #GoLiveGoals on Instagram. 


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