As more people find ways to embrace their favorite hobby and tap into passions, side hustles have become increasingly popular. In fact, recent data shows that nearly four in 10 Americans have a side job. For students, these opportunities to make some extra cash can be appealing but finding time to develop an idea and turn it into a business opportunity is another thing altogether.
The flexibility and accessibility of online education are helping lifelong learners and younger students alike have the freedom to create side hustles (and in some cases, even full-time careers!) while staying on track to earn a degree. Need proof? Look no further than Broadway cast member Erin Weinberger and travel blogger Ily Alvarez who, despite differing geographies, schedules and professional interests, have found success while pursuing their degree online at Arizona State University.
So how can you create your own side hustle while staying on track to earn your degree? Here are four tips: