Earn Extra Income With a Side Hustle

Many people choose a business that takes advantage of skills they’ve developed at a 9-to-5 job.

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Every day I’m hustlin’—side hustling that is. Nearly 60% of people younger than 35 have the desire to start a business, according to the 2018 Amway Global Entrepreneurship Report, and I count myself as a member of that aspirational group. For my side gig, I’m planning to take on work as a freelance fiction editor.

With the explosion of the gig economy, millennials like myself are looking to grab their cell phone, download an app and start earning. But starting a side hustle requires serious legwork, from picking the right gig to finding the money and stamina to do it.

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Rivan V. Stinson
Ex-staff writer, Kiplinger's Personal Finance

Rivan joined Kiplinger on Leap Day 2016 as a reporter for Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine. A Michigan native, she graduated from the University of Michigan in 2014 and from there freelanced as a local copy editor and proofreader, and served as a research assistant to a local Detroit journalist. Her work has been featured in the Ann Arbor Observer and Sage Business Researcher. She is currently assistant editor, personal finance at The Washington Post.