Traditionally, launching a business took time and money–often a lot of it. The time part of this formula can be challenging for want-to-be entrepreneurs who are working full time. The money? That’s a challenge for many people. One way to circumvent both the time and money obstacles to entrepreneurship is to turn to marketplaces that help you quickly launch your business on their platforms. Some of these platforms build websites for you, train you in sales and marketing, make insurance and marketing collateral available to you, and drive business to your website. You often set your own prices and select the products or services you provide. The platform takes a cut of your revenue, but for many, this is a win-win situation–and it’s a fast pathway to entrepreneurship! Some platforms can have you up and running your own business, with customers, in a matter of days. Can you work full-time and be a side hustle entrepreneur? Yes, in fact, that’s why they call it a side hustle. It’s not your full-time gig. At least, not for now.
Contributors: Trish McDermott from BabyQuip