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We live in a “monetize everything you can” culture, where a hobby can potentially turn into a million-dollar enterprise. At the very least, your hobby can become a side hustle. And I’ve found that when you work for yourself, there’s a bit of hype — and sometimes pressure — to turn fun endeavors into a money-making empire.
When I went from being a chronic side hustler to a full-time freelancer, it seemed as if all my colleagues were pouring a significant amount of resources into coaching, courses, and building fancy websites for their businesses. But in my own career, I discovered that you actually don’t really need to spend money