If this is the year that you’re ready to start a side hustle or take the one you have to the next level, this post is for you.

From how your side business can make you a better employee to how to crack the code of managing your time and get things done, we’ve compiled over 100 inspiring and bookmark worthy articles that will make you a better side hustler. Save this post and get into the goodness below, but first here’s a quick glimpse of the categories

  • Why You Should Start a Side Hustle
  • How to Start a Business on the Side
  • How to Manage Your Time and Get Sh*t Done
  • Transitioning from Side Hustler to Full-time Entrepreneur
  • Business Planning
  • Wellness & Self-Care
  • Systems and Automation
  • Pricing Your Services
  • Investing in Your Business
  • Managing Your Money
  • Mastering Your Marketing & Social Media
  • Info products, launching and creating passive income
  • Stories from Inspiring Former Side Hustlers

100 helpful articles for side hustlers

Still on the fence about starting a side hustle? Here’s why you should & some ideas to get started

1. The Side Hustle: Four Simple Reasons Why You Need One – Live in the Grey

2. Why You Need a Side Hustle – Mashable

3. Why You Need a Side Hustle (or Two) – Side Hustle HQ

4. Why Everyone Should have a Freelance Side Hustle – Careful Cents

5. 6 Things You Need to Do Before Starting Your Side Hustle – Ms Career Girl

6. 5 Reasons Why You Need to Start a Side Hustle – Finance Girl

7. 50+ side hustles you can start pretty quickly for $50 or less – Jullien Gordon

8. 95 Side Hustle Business Ideas You can start today – Side Hustle Nation

9. 5 Ways a Side Hustle Can Advance Your Career – Fast Company

10. Don’t diss the day job: Here’s how it can actually help your side hustle – Career Attraction

How to start a side hustle

11. How to Start a Side Hustle While in a Day Job – Sprout Wealth

12. 5 Tips for Launching a Side Business – Entrepreneur

13. How to Start Your Side Hustle in 3 Steps – The Rule Breaker’s Club

14. How to Establish Your Side Hustle – #creditchat (Video)

15. How to start a profitable business for $50 in 3 months – By Regina

16. How to score paying clients for your side hustle when you’re short on experience – Kali Hawlk

17. 3 Steps to Starting Your Business When You’re Just As Ambitious As You Are Broke – The Nectar Collective

Manage your time and get sh*t done

18. Hustling on a side business? How to find the time. – Entrepreneur

19. How to make time for your side hustle even when you’re crazy busy – Ross Simmonds

20. How to make more time for your side hustle – Levo

21. 5 ways to make time for your side hustle – Entrepreneur

22. Take Control of your Inbox: How to check your email only twice per day – XO Sarah

23. 7 Ways to Find More Time to Work on Your Side Hustle – The Four Hour Work day

24. Time saving resources for the side hustler – Ladypreneur League

25. The Scheduling Hustle: 5 Tips to Plan Your Day – Secrets of a Side Hustler

26. 31 Things you should stop doing, get rid of and kick to the curb to make your workday easier – XO Sarah

27. 5 Ways to To Work on Your Side Hustle During Your Lunch Break – LinkedIn

28. What it really takes to get sh*t done as a side hustler – Secrets of a Side Hustler

29. Reclaim Your Time: 6 Online Tools to Stop Distractions – Careful Cents

30. 9 ways to be insanely productive – Embracing Simple

31. How to Stay Organized With a Full-Time Job – Nora Conrad

32. Balancing a Blog and a Day Job – Kayla Hollatz

33. Juggling a Day Job + Side Business – She Takes On The World

34. Things You Can Do To Grow Your Business When You Only Have 10 Minutes – The Freelance Hustle

Transitioning from side hustler to full-time entrepreneur

35. Can You Take Your Side Hustle Full-Time? – The Everygirl

36. When to make your side hustle your main hustle – Inc

37. 11 Lessons on Making your Side Hustle your Main gig – Refinery 29

38. 5 Things you need to turn your side hustle into a full-time business (Video) – Happy Black Woman

39. How I became my own boss by side hustling and doing what I love – Violetta Nedkova

40. 15 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Freelancing Full-Time – Levo

41. The Steps To Take Before You Make The Leap For Self-Employment – Making $ense of Cents

42. A Step by Step Guide to Creating Your 9-5 Exit Strategy – The Alisha Nicole

43. How to Take Your Side Hustle to The Next Level – Levo 

44. Take your side hustle to the next level: Tips for Success – Making $ense of Cents

Business Planning

45. Side Hustle Business Planning – Side Hustle Nation

46. How to write a Side Hustle Business Plan in 5 minutes – Madame Noire

47. 6 Questions to Ask Before Writing Your Business Plan – Levo

48. How to create a Creative Action Plan You’ll Actually Follow – By Regina

49. How to Create Your Vision for your Business – The Alisha Nicole

50. How to write a Freelance Business Plan – By Regina

51. How to have your most successful year yet – Maya Elious

52. How to create a successful business plan for your blog – Hobby to Hot

Wellness and Self-Care

53. Hey Solopreneur, How well are you treating your one and only employee – XO Sarah

54. Grace vs Grind – Which one are your operating in – Think & Grow Chick

55. Let’s Talk about Work Ethic, Rest & Guilt – Jen Carrington

56. The Pressure of Purpose: 5 Ways to Overcome Burnout – The Branding Muse

57. 5 Things You Should Do About Your Health If You’re An Online Entrepreneur – Maya Elious

58. 5 Secrets of Successful Side Hustlers – Secrets of a Side Hustler

59. Mindset Makeover: The 4 Mental Shifts required to make it as a side hustler – Secrets of a Side Hustler

60. 4 ways you’re sabotaging your side hustle growth without even realizing it (and how to stop) – Secrets of a Side Hustler

61. Conquering your Impostor Complex – Secrets of a Side Hustler

62. 3 Myths about Side Hustlers Debunked – Chivon John

63. 21 mantras for people who are ridiculously, painfully, excruciatingly overwhelmed – Alexandra Franzen

Systems and Automation

64. 21 things you can automate in your creative business – Nesha Designs

65. Got Systems? How to Hustle Hard Without Giving Up Your Life – Think & Grow Chick

66. 4 Key Systems for Running a Profitable Business – Maya Elious

67. 3 Simple (and Surprising) Support Systems for Your Small Business – Nice Ops

68. Set up your Side Hustle: Creating Processes & Systems – Kali Hawlk

69. How to Hire a VA in 7 days – Indigo Colton

70. 47 Things You Can Outsource in Your Business – Heather Crabtree

Pricing your services

71. How to set the right prices for your side hustle – Madame Noire

72. So you want to raise your prices for next year but you’re feeling the fear? Try this – Jen Carrington

73. 3 Steps to Creating Profitable Pricing – Nice Ops

Investing In Your business

74. If you only have $X to invest in your business what should you spend it on? – By Regina

75. Investing in your Business: What to buy, How much do you spend and when is the right time? – Secrets of a Side Hustler

76. How to Tell if a Product or Course is Worth Your Time and Money – Careful Cents

Managing your Money

77. Small Business 101: Accounting for the Non-Accountant – Think Creative Collective

78. Are your money habits hurting your business – Secrets of a Side Hustler

79. What should you do with your Side Hustle Income – Kali Hawlk

80. Got a side hustle? Here’s how to pay your taxes – Freelancers Union (US residents)

81. Avoid these 3 Side Hustle Money Mistakes – Money Under 30

82. So you want to start a business: Taxes & Expenses (Video) Shannon Lee Simmons

Mastering your Marketing & Social Media

83. The Ultimate Guide to Being Better on Instagram – The Branding Muse

84. The Ultimate Pinterest Growth Guide – Olyvia.co

85. A Simple Social Media For Small Business – Nesha Designs

86. 75 Ways to Market Your Business on a Small Budget – Kamila Gornia

87. 20+ things that get bloggers + biz owners noticed online – Olyvia.co

88. 9 Smart Facebook Groups worth joining – Olyvia.co

89. Should you add your side hustle to your LinkedIn Profile? – Business 2 Community

90. 4 Types of Content to Market Your Business (with Examples) – Wonderfelle World

91.How to Get Serious About Social Media – By Regina

Info products, launching and creating passive income

92. How to launch and market your first info product – The Nectar Collective

93. How to make easy passive income with a free challenge or mini course – Olyvia.co

94. 38 Things Nobody Talks About When Launching An Online Course – Nathalie Lussier

95. Which platform is best for building ecourses? – The Alisha Nicole

Stories From Inspiring Former Side Hustlers

96. The Truth Behind Building a Six Figure Business While Working a Full-Time Job – Kamila Gornia

97. How I Started Making a Full-Time Blogging Income – By Regina

98. From Side Hustle to Full-time – My Biggest Business Challenge + A Plan of Attack – LBee and the Money Tree

99. From Hobby Blog to Thriving Business: My Blogging Story – Just a Girl and Her Blog

100. 5 Ways my Finance Career Prepared me to be a Better Creative Entrepreneur – Wonderfelle World

101. 5 Lessons From 5 Years as a Full-Time Side Hustler – Side Hustle Nation

102. How I went from Side Hustler to Full-time #GirlBoss – Franka Baly

103. Heather Payne: How to Turn Your Side Project into a Full-Time Gig – 99u

Over To You

What are some of your favorite articles and resources for side hustlers? Share your fab finds in the comments below. Your picks may make it into a Part II of this post :)


Founder + CEO at Secrets of a Side Hustler
Chivon John wants to live in a world where individuals feel empowered to create their own opportunities instead of waiting for them. In 2014 she founded the Secrets of a Side Hustler community to inspire, educate and connect individuals who have or want to start a business in addition to their full time employment. You can connect with her at @chivonjohn