If you are an Engineer- I’m Pretty Sure You Could Swing a Side Hustle.

By Adam Muir

Do you have skills that people would pay you for?  It doesn’t even have to be for Engineering! Maybe you have a stand at the local farmers market or you sell stuff on eBay and Amazon.  Or you keep it simple and have garage sales.  Could you start your own consulting business?    


"Side Hustle" by Skakerman is licensed under CC BY 2.0 


Everybody has a side hustle.  Go to a quiet place and take 10 minutes today and write down all your skills- every skill that you could bring to the table.  After you have compiled your list think about what you could do as a side hustle. It is a lot of work to start your own business, but it is a real way to make more money on the side.  Let’s say your business takes off and pretty soon you are selling a patented system, or you have franchises all over the country. If someone has done it before you can too.  


"Street performer at Sunset Festival KeyWest" by BIGDOG3c (J. Todd Poling) is licensed under CC BY 2.0 


Have you thought about being a street performer?  In all seriousness that could be a legit way to make more money.  If there is something you feel passion for it is easy to educate yourself- where there is a will, there is a way.  Your side hustle should be fun, because you get enough work at work...