This is not a post about my adventure into the underworld. Although I do like the title and think it sounds pretty bad ass. I most of my community have figured out I have multiple side hustles. One of them is slinging shirts. The world of the side hustle is not a new world to me. I was side hustling back when I was a freshman in college.
I have held down various jobs since I was fourteen years old. I promised my mom I wouldn’t get a job freshman year as I attended college not only out of state but out of state and a place where I knew nobody. Being a woman of my word, I did not get a job per se but I needed money coming into my room. Therefore I became the candy lady of the second floor.
My co-partner and I bought a hand basket with wheels and we were in business. We took the subway several stops to Sam’s Club and bought about $50 worth of goods. Pastries, sodas, candy, ramin, and every other type of delicious a freshman girl could want. I went to the library, created and printed a menu, and a business was born. I made decent money but I didn’t keep records so the amount is unknown. I always had enough change for the laundromat so that was a plus.
I’m getting off topic. Fast forward twenty years (damn I feel old writing that). I realize that I have my limitations in terms of time, ability, and capabilities. I have spent the past few days on Skype, which is a platform I don’t use often, interviewing graphic designers to help me business grow. I think I found someone I like, so I’m feeling hopefully. I have positions I would love to be able to hire but I’m taking it step by step at this point so I can only afford to hire a graphic designer. The end goal is to be able to hire a virtual assistant and really just be the manager of my operation. Has outsourcing become a part of your business plan? How do you find people to outsource in order to help your business grow?
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