More and more women are finding ways to make additional income but not from getting a second job. Instead, they’re opting for a non-traditional route to financial freedom. They’re exploring side hustles. Most are on-demand gigs like driving for Uber or picking up projects on sites like It’s often the flexibility and ability to work when they want that is more attractive than getting a second job.

Side hustles are more reliant on the person’s entrepreneurial spirit, their ability to spot an opportunity, and their willingness to work to build their own profit rather than receiving a salary – all of which can be incredibly beneficial.

There is, however, a downside to consider…

Generally having a side hustle does not come with a guaranteed income. More people than would care to admit it spend hours toiling, working hard on their side hustle, with very little return. If you have been considering starting a side hustle, this is a scenario you’ll want to avoid – and there’s one simple way of achieving this: information.

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Why is information so important to the success of a side hustle?

Side hustles are not easy. The most popular – selling via Amazon FBA, running a monetized blog, even starting an online business – require learning new skills and familiarizing yourself with unfamiliar ideas. Very few people are able to find a side hustle they instinctively know how to do; even those that seek to capitalize on their existing skills by accepting freelance commissions will still need to read through the likes of to ensure they know how to market themselves or understand their newfound tax responsibilities.

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Unfortunately, it can be tempting to rush through the process of establishing a side hustle. However, when we rush, we miss things. Information is missed. And if you’re like most people, you’ll only retain some of the information. While it’s great that you want to get started as quickly as possible, this shouldn’t come at the expense of being truly prepared – and it’s impossible to be prepared without a solid background of information on the ins and outs of the side hustle you are attempting.

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What information is available for people considering a side hustle?

Finally, some good news: there is a wealth of information available online regarding a wide range of side hustles. There are videos on about making the most of your blog, courses on Amazon FBA from the likes of, tutorials on how to make the most from survey sites, and many more besides.

Focus on one method of making money online. Then, spend time reading and learning all you possibly can to obtain the working knowledge needed to succeed.