Written by Reginald Chan on September 9, 2020

Four Fun Ways To Fund Your Side Hustle

When you have a great idea for a side hustle, the one barrier that may come your way is money. Funding a side hustle that is a mere idea may seem like an impossible task, but there are always ways to get the cash that you need. 

Before you can get any money for your side hustle, you need to work out what you need for it. What essentials does your new business have? What do you need? You have to get to the nitty gritty of your new venture and you need to plan it out carefully - from what you want to achieve to how much cash you want to make. If you have debts you want to overcome before you start your business, using the Debt to Success System can help you to get things straightened out. Once you have those business goals mapped out, you can move forward and start hunting down the extra cash you need for it to be successful. 

With that in mind, here are four great ways to fund that side hustle of yours!

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  • Crowdfunding. 

If you are looking to get some support for your business, trying out crowdfunding is a good place to begin! Not only can you fund your products, but you can get some cash behind the business operational costs, too. If you are trying to bring a new product to the table, you could crowdfund for the ability to do this. Online bloggers could crowdfund for new vlogging equipment or for the ownership of their website to publish their writing. You can choose from many different crowdfunding platforms, too, so you can choose to get as much help as you can!

  • Business Grants

When you work a side hustle from home, you may think that you wouldn't be eligible for the grants. The thing is, many side hustles are very eligible for a number of grants that are available through local government. You should always check whether your grant is considered to be taxable, too, before you go for it. You are a side hustle, but you are a legitimate business! Remember that!

  • Microloans

Small businesses like yours can be eligible for microloans if you know where to look. If you don't get any grants, then it may be worth looking at how you can borrow some cash to get your creative venture going. You can either approach the bank, or you can hit up your family who support you and see whether they can loan you the cash that you need to get going.

  • Downsize

If you can make some cuts to your personal budget, do it. You can open up some space for your side hustle, and invest back into your business when you downsize, too. Decluttering the house and selling what you don't need will also help you, so make sure that you have everything listed in the right places.

Your side hustle could be a winner in your life - you just have to know how to start it right!

Article written by Reginald Chan
A meticulous entrepreneur by nature and a serial entrepreneur. Founded a few awesome startups including Marketing Lancers, WP Maven and TheMarketingHuddle.com. Reginald is a sought-after success coach, digital marketing consultant and TEDx speaker from Asia. Currently, he teaches others how to make money online for free.

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