Is a “Side-Hustle” More Than Just a Trend?

It seems wherever we turn someone is talking about a “side-hustle”. If you’re still wondering “what the heck is a side hustle?” well, there’s not just one answer. It can be a second job or maybe even a third job. Or, it’s a hobby a person has turned into a money-making opportunity. It can be anything from selling jewelry on Etsy, to driving for Uber or Lyft, from tutoring to tech repair. It simply means a way to make money that isn’t a traditional full-time job.

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Here’s a surprise, while most of us hadn’t even heard the term until a few years ago, the folks at Merriam-Webster explain it’s been around since the 1950s. The term can be traced back to articles in African-American newspapers. The phrase had two meanings, according to Merriam. It meant both a legitimate job or a scam. The phrase really became popular during the last recession as people scrambled to stay afloat.

These days the “side-hustle” pretty much only refers to a legitimate job. And some side-hustles can turn into not only your main source of income but in some cases become profitable business. A side-hustle can go from being a way to make a little extra cash, to

If your side hustle is taking off, and you realize you need help managing your business, that’s where we come in. We can take tasks off your plate while you focus on growing your “hustle” into a successful business. If you need inspiration, here’s a list of side-hustles that became multi-million dollar companies. And if you need a helping hand, reach out to Versatel Solutions. We can handle your administrative work, your bookkeeping and more.