Last year, I wrote a short eBook sharing five tips I use to market my side hustles. Many people did not and still don’t believe me that Craigslist helped me turn my notary hustle into a part time notary business.
What’s the difference between a side hustle and a part time business (or a business in general)?
A dedicated bank account
A dedicated website, self-hosted
An email address ending in your website domain and not in gmail, yahoo or msn
A separate business phone #
Business cards (yes, business cards still work)
I even had to explain to a woman in my LinkedIn notary group how I’ve been success using Craigslist to market myself because she didn’t believe it either.
I break it down in five simple steps that are not just applicable to notary publics, but anyone who has a service based hustle. It’s not magic and it’s not an overnight gimmick, but it does work. I’m using these tactics to this day, every week.
I search for jazz music on YouTube and play them in the background while I’m working, reading or cleaning.
I pull out a journal or planner and start listing things I want to accomplish in the next couple of weeks or months or for the following year.
I nap. Ain’t gonna lie, that’s my favorite one. And I try to get a nap in at least once a week.
I call a friend and shoot the breeze. Bounce ideas off of them.
Pout myself a glass of wine, sit at the computer and write. Currently working on book #3.
I think it’s very important that we find ways to recharge and that we find multiple ways to do so. We may not always have immediate access to our regularly used tools so we need to be able to go to the next channel and recharge that way.