55: Side Hustle vs. A Full Time Job: Which is Better?

In today’s day and age, it seems like everyone is looking for ways to make a little extra money. Whether it’s picking up a few extra shifts at work or starting a side hustle, we’re all looking for ways to pad our wallets. 

But is a side hustle really worth it? Is it actually possible to make more money with a side hustle than you would at a full-time job? 

In this episode, we talk about having a side hustle and a full-time job. We discuss the pros and cons of each and how to decide which one is right for you.

A full-time job offers stability and benefits like health insurance, while a side hustle can be more flexible and allow you to take on projects that interest you. If you’re trying to decide between a side hustle and a full-time job, consider your goals, schedule, and lifestyle to help you make the best decision.

The bottom line is that there are advantages and disadvantages to both a side hustle and a full-time job, so you need to weigh the options and decide what’s best for you. Do you want more stability and benefits or more flexibility and control over your projects? It’s up to you!

What To Listen For:

  • Samantha Riley’s reaction to the video “The Lies You Have Been Told About Side Hustle and Multiple Streams of Income” (4:50)
  • Rules that Sam disagree on (6:01)
  • Getting income from side hustle (15:02)
  • Doing side hustle before having a full-time business (18:53)
  • Side hustle versus a full-time job (23:06)
  • Joe’s experience on customer service (30:36)
  • Understanding how to create a business (37:47)
  • Lululemon Documentary (42:38)
  • The concept that failing is a part of a business (50:00)
  • One of the big hard lessons for Joe (50:45)
  • How to get clothing or merch business out to the world (56:40)
  • Does renaming a business help? (1:03:43)
  • How to reconstruct a business (1:04:29)
  • How does Joe get in touch with Angel Investors (1:06:33)
  • Creating a website (1:10:46)
  • How to start a business without money (1:16:06)

What’s Grinding Our Gears

Samantha: “There is a point where you start your side hustle where it grows to a point where it still is not enough to be your full time job.” (23:00)

Sources Mentioned


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