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Passion Projects: Pursuing Your Side Gig


Five years ago, I nervously hit “publish” on my website, marking the start of an incredible path. Today, I’m thrilled to share how a side gig can evolve into a full-time adventure.

Many crave something new but hesitate due to inexperience, fear, or what others might think. I say, give it a shot—start with a side gig. In today’s episode, let’s explore the three-part framework to set the foundation for a flourishing side gig: 


Starting a side gig is about seizing opportunities while managing your time wisely, tailoring your offering to your strengths, and continually refining it through trials.

So, keep pushing forward, refining your approach, and embracing the learning process. Your passion project might just lead to a flourishing career. 🌟

Key Takeaways From Today’s Episode

The first big takeaway is all about finding time for your side gig. It can be a real challenge when you’ve got a full plate with work, family, and everything else. But it’s doable! My favorite time management hack is “5 Minutes to Flourish”, where you commit just a few minutes each day to make progress.  

Tailor your product or service
Next up, it’s all about tailoring your side gig to your strengths. You’ve got unique talents and skills—your side gig should showcase them. Tailoring your product or service using your strengths is the secret recipe that makes you stand out. So, whether you’re into gardening, design, or something else entirely, make sure your side gig aligns with what you’re really good at. That’s your key to success!

And finally, testing your ideas is crucial. You want to know if there’s a demand for what you’re offering. So, try things out, seek feedback from potential customers, and maybe even offer some freebies in exchange for testimonials. It’s all about constant improvement. Remember, your side gig won’t be perfect initially, but that’s okay. Keep refining and growing, and you’ll be on your way to success.

Resources mentioned in this episode:
+Success Reimagined: The Richness of Energy Featuring JJ DiGeronimo
+High 5 Skills Assessment
+Lending Tree Survey

💛 Free Gift: Heart-Based Career Change Checklist

💛 Ways to work with me:
+Join Fried to Flourishing, the self-paced career change course or virtual coaching experience.
+You’re invited to the Gathering Ground, an insider circle where careers take root, grow, and flourish.

👩‍💻 Browse around the shop and check out the playbooks: Make The Leap, Ultimate Playbook for Heart-Based Career Change | The Complete Interview Prep Playbook | Jumpstart Your Job Search, Gift for Grads

You’ve Got To Nourish To Flourish!
Five minutes a day to a healthier, happier, and more well-rounded you. That’s all it takes.

5 Minutes to Flourish - Free Download | Flourish Careers


Want more career wisdom? Check out these podcast episodes/blog posts!
+How To Conduct A Personal Energy Audit For A Flourishing New Year
+Embracing the Flexibility of Remote Work: A Guide to Leading Virtual Teams
+Kismet Connections: The Hidden Magic Behind a Teacher’s Heart-Based Leap into Writing

For more insider stories, quick tips, and #CareerTalk, I invite you to connect with me on Instagram @flourish.careers.

February 28, 2024

Passion Projects: Pursuing Your Side Gig

Passion Projects: Pursuing Your Side Gig

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