Register Your Business? 10 Ways to Make Your Side Hustle Feel More Official

Before we begin, I should note that the single BEST way to make your side hustle feel official is to get paid. Go sell something, seriously.

But I also understand that many people — myself include — often want some level of “establishment” before they feel comfortable saying they’re open for business.

I opened my first LLC while I was still in college and really had no idea what I needed it for. But it felt good, and if I’m being honest, made me feel smart and important too. And later I got plenty of use out of it.

37 Things I Have Learned in My 37 Years

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I wish I was half as smart now as I was at 16!

But learning everything you don’t know is part of the process.

One thing I love about my work is I feel like I learn new things every day. Sometimes they’re small little tweaks and hacks, and other times they’re broader strategies or ideas.

I originally drafted this list 7 years ago, after my 30th birthday, but decided it was due for an update.

45 Side Hustle Tools, Apps, and Resources I Use to Run My Online Business

I’m always looking for ways to work smarter and more efficiently, and to that end I took a recent inventory of my online business “toolkit.”

Of course many of these will be obvious to you but hopefully you discover some helpful new resources as well.

The good news? Most are free or at least have a free version!

And if you’re looking for the definitive guide to online resources named by top entrepreneurs, check out the full collection in my book, Work Smarter.

Hiring Your First Virtual Assistant: When, Where, and How to Do it Right

The hard truth is that we all have a limit to our capacity and how much we can do in and on our businesses — and that’s a tough pill to swallow for some entrepreneurs and small business owners.

But when you’re up against that ceiling you have to decide between two options — you can settle in, like OK, this is my life now. Or you can ask for help in breaking through, and that’s what this episode is about.

Growing your team in such a way that you have some breathing room in your schedule and in your mental bandwidth to do the work that’s required of a business owner, instead of the work of the business doer– to borrow from Sean Marshall in episode 312.

23 Ways I Make Passive Income + 47 More Ideas that Actually Work

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I set out to write the best damn passive income ideas post on the Internet.

Because here’s the thing. Most “passive income” list posts just repeat the same boilerplate ideas–open a high interest savings account, for example.

And yes, that will earn you a small amount of passive income (and I’ll certainly mention it as an option below), but my guess is you’re looking for something a little more substantial.

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