How to Launch a Side Hustle While Job Searching

March 2, 2021

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Do you have a nagging feeling to start a side hustle that you can’t shake?
But how does that look when you’re in the middle of searching for a job or making a career pivot?

When one of my Recruit the Employer clients reached out to me interested in starting a coaching side hustle but was also in the middle of a job search, I knew I wanted to make this an on air coaching call because I feel that this conversation would be really beneficial to people.

So today in this on air coaching call, we talk all about figuring out what side hustle my client, Wilma, could offer and why she’s struggling to actually launch it.

I give her actionable steps to launch her side hustle while she’s job searching for a corporate career!

If you’re interested in launching your own business and what that actually takes, you don’t want to miss this episode!

[3:20] Talking through the side hustle idea 
[6:20] What do you want to help your ideal client accomplish?
[8:35] Your ideal client will be buying the benefits/the result – NOT the program
[11:33] You do NOT need a website to get started
[16:23] Contracts, Registering your business, Taxes – What needs to happen at the beginning?
[17:20] How to start your side hustle while job searching
[22:22] How do I know when I make enough money to surpass what I was making in corporate?
[27:22] Putting a program together with different ideas for a coaching program
[32:56] Recapping the tips of this coaching session 
[34:12] Take messy action!

Listen here.

Action Steps to apply to YOUR journey:

Before you begin any steps of creating your program/offer/service, you need to go through these steps:

Who is my person? 

Get really specific about who your ideal client is.

What do they care about?
Where do they live?
Where do they work?
What do they do in their free time? 

Figure out the problem

Figure out what problem your ideal client is having.

Some questions to go through:

  1. How are you going to be the solution to that problem?
  2. What are you going to offer them?
  3. What do you want to help them accomplish?
  4. What’s in it for them in working with you?
  5. What is the transformation you hope to take them to and how will that benefit them?
  6. What’s going to happen if they don’t go through this transformation?

Think through what steps your ideal client needs to take to go from where they are currently to where you are promising to take them.

Beta test your offer

Find 2 people to do a beta test with your product/service for either free or at a discounted rate.

This will tell you if your idea is validated or what changes need to be made to your current offering.

BONUS TIP: You can tell them you’ll offer this for free if they recommend a friend to your product/service.

After the beta test is over:

  • Ask for feedback.
  • Get a testimonial to use on your website and marketing efforts.

I’m rooting for you friends!

Links mentioned in this episode: 

Connect with Wilma on LinkedIn
Elizabeth McCravy Designs – ShowIt Website Design
The Contract Shop 
LegalZoom
Let’s see if we’re a fit! Schedule a strategy session to talk about the RTE program
Connect with me on LinkedIn
Connect with me on Instagram


Interested in our coaching services? 
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The best of Wilmington

How to host a wine tasting

Decorating with Flowers

Best of Boho Outdoors

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