Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Make More Money: The Side Hustle

One way to pay down your debts faster is to simply make more money.  A popular term for doing that is the Side Hustle.

For those of you new to the Personal Finance Blogosphere, Side Hustle is the term used for anything you do to generate extra income outside of your regular job.  It can be one time or it can be reoccurring.  For some it could be blog ad revenue and for others it could be a complete side business with all the bells and whistles.

For me, I happened to hear that a local artist, the cutest glass blower in town *cough, cough* could use an extra hand at his studio.

Oh look, I've got an extra hand!!
(Yes, I've been waiting a LONG time to use that picture...  lol)

As I was saying... a local artist was in need of a part time assistant to help organize his studio and help cold work (finish) some of the pieces.  After sitting glued to a chair all day, I jumped at the chance to do something physical in a creative atmosphere.  The work is completely based on my availability and as much or as little as I want.  As an added bonus I'm also learning how to blow glass for free.  It is just awesome!  I think it's safe to say I have the BEST side hustle in the world!

First glass flower

I have been having so much fun with it, that I am starting to work on my own designs and tonight I even put together an Etsy store!  Feel free to check it out (http://www.etsy.com/shop/SnowballinHawaii) and let me know what you think.  P.S. I apologize in advance...  Glass is HARD to photograph.  Ay yi yi.  


  1. I like the Etsy store idea!
    cute pieces by the way!

  2. From your Etsy store:

    Favorite materials
    Lace, Kittens, Glass, Yarn.

    Kittens!?!?!?! How could you Andi? ;-P

  3. i am very jealous of your side hustle! my part-time gig is far less glamorous. and you have the bonus of earning money for working there plus learning something that can earn you more money, smart cookie :) and yes, your pieces so far are beautiful!