Making your side hustle your main gig
Art Business

Making your side hustle your main gig

One day, many moons ago, I was sitting in a break out pod area in a small media startup in Surry Hills, panicking about a meeting that filled me with dread. Calm washed over me as I stood up, put my laptop on the bean bag and walked across the U-shaped office to where my manager sat and told him I quit. I had no real back up plan. I just knew that something had snapped and I couldn’t work there anymore. The roughly hewn plan was to try my hand at freelancing as a writer and finally finishing that novel draft from my uni days. It sounds a bit preposterous now that I ever thought at the age of 27 I could prioritise writing a novel over a day job, but that’s where my brain was at, folks. And I kind of love my 27-year-old self for daring to dream. I even wrote a long Facebook post announcing this. One friend sent me a message to join her writing club where they would meet in a cafe to work on their projects. Others were enthusiastic and fist pumping the air in jubilation. I had finally done it. I […]

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