To be rich, I mean super-rich…I mean the rich that can afford a building in Banana island and that your dream Mercedes G-wagon or perhaps you’re not motivated by material things, to open that charity organization/foundation you’ve always dream to have, you need a side hustle…
What’s a Side hustle? And how can you combine it with the stressful life of being a medical doctor, pharmacist, lab scientist, nurse or a busy jobless prospective intern traveling all over the country writing exams. I’ve good news for you.
I’m the lazy admin and today’s article on how to become a medico hustler is the first in the series and hopefully, we’ll get to discuss more every week.
Yes, you’re getting bored already right? Me too…I hate typing especially for Free. So let’s spice things up with some examples.
Let’s face it; being a doctor is great until you realize that “Small Doctor” is earning more than you a real doctor! It’s painful right, with all your starched coat and stethoscope and big medical terms. Well, don’t blame yourself, blame the government right…But do you know you can actually have a sidehustle that will make you stand out among your peers.
WHY YOU NEED A SIDE HUSTLE
1. Make More Money
When it comes down to it, everybody likes the idea of having a little extra income. Besides providing a safeguard against unforeseen expenses, a side hustle may help you take that dream Dubai trip you’ve always wanted to take. And if you doubt how significant the income from a side hustle can be, just talk to one Dr. Akintade in this group that has many side hustles as an importer/exporter and Forex exchanger. There are many people who have matched or even exceeded their physician incomes through what can be considered side hustles like Dr. Nick, the web developer or even Ijecks, the AYEEN hustler and of course, you all know our very own E-money!!!
2. Hedge against the Unknown
We all know our professions are always changing. We’re constantly at the mercy of regulatory changes and government who often dictate the timing and amount of reimbursement. Doctorpreneur is being owed his housemanship salary for more than a year…Thanks to his “sidehustles”, he’s standing tall!
In the face of all that uncertainty, wouldn’t a little extra security be nice? Not only can a side hustle provide more financial security for yourself and your family, it can greatly reduce your daily stress, just by knowing you could make it if the worst happens.
3) Provide an Outlet for Your Passions
I think I can safely say that most of us became what we are because we’re passionate about it. However, I don’t think anyone profession can define our passions in full. Sometimes we have itches that practicing our professions just doesn’t scratch. Just like Dr. Abioye, a doctor in the morning, a model in the afternoon and a writer at night!
Some people love to be creative otherwise through writing, art, or music, while others love to start businesses. I’ve realized that medical professionals are multi-talented, so why not contribute to the world using those other talents as well. Whatever your passions are, wouldn’t it be nice to have an additional pursuit that also happens to bring in a little extra income? Just like Dr. Chimdindu, my own boss that have travelled the world with her unique sidehustling spirit!
4) Allows For More Enjoyment in Your Day Job
No doubt you’ve heard that variety is the spice of life. Sometimes it can be nice to flex different muscles. Having other pursuits and passions, especially those that can produce some sort of income, is extremely gratifying. But I’ve noticed it also makes me appreciate being a pharmacist in some other ways as well. With another outlet for my interests and other sources of income, my profession as a pharmacist goes from near obligation to another passion to pursue. In fact, in the past I’ve suggested that if you want to have a long happy career, make your profession a hobby.
One of the greatest benefits of having a side hustle is simply the ability to choose what you do with your time. Happiness can sometimes be a very elusive state of mind, but I think a huge part of it is feeling like you have choices. Personally, by having income-producing side hustles, it’s changed the outlook on my job, and I and my family are better off for it. Because of my own side hustles, I can choose to spend more time doing what I want–In fact, I’m still job hunting.
The great thing about having a side hustle is that you don’t have to give up your career as a nurse, lab scientist or doctor. In fact, I hope that you never give it up completely because the world needs great, caring, compassionate, and happy medical professionals. If your intention is simply to reduce your current clinical time, having a side hustle may give you an opportunity to explore that without putting your primary source of income at risk.
Maybe you’ve already come up with a business idea, or an invention, or thought of trying something on the side. Why not at least give it a shot? The worst that could happen is that you basically end up in the same place, maybe having wasted a little time or money. But depending on what your goals are, the upside could be tremendous. And when I say try something, I’m sure you know I didn’t mean MMM or any other dubious scheme!
Till I’m motivated or pushed to write/copy again next week, I remain the Lazy admin, Tonasibe!!!