When I set out to start in on a new business idea, I always make sure it aligns with both my core competencies and my interests.
It starts with learning how to discover your strengths as an entrepreneur, and it's how I make sure I'll be engaged, even when the going gets rough.
But before you can graduate from side business idea and start earning a full-time living as a graphic designer, you'll need to build your skills—I recommend starting with reading the foundational book Graphic Design School and Steal Like an Artist, the incredible book by Austin Kleon about how to become more creative.
To accelerate your education in becoming a graphic designer even quicker, check out the online courses Graphic Design Fundamentals and The Graphic Design Bootcamp.
Especially if you're looking for the kind of home business idea that'll afford you immense lifestyle flexibility.
The majority of us don't have the luxury of being able to quit our day jobs to pursue starting a business idea today, without having to worry about how we're going to meet our financial obligations moving forward with no immediate income. I've created an entire podcast to talk about the side hustle, featuring interviews with the world's top entrepreneurs right here on—The Side Hustle Project.
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