The do’s and don’ts of launching a side hustle to supplement your income

Whether you want to supplement your main income or you’re gearing up to start your own side hustle, looking for ways to make some extra cash is not only smart but also easier than you might think.

You don’t always have to start off with a long-term business plan in mind — although it’s obviously totally fine if you — but there are certain things you need to consider before you launch yourself into the freelance world.

Here are seven easy-to-follow steps to help you do just that.

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Your day job dictates everything

If your day job is your main source of income, it’s important to acknowledge that and make sure your performance doesn’t suffer once you’ve launched your side hustle.

You need to be realistic about what your current employer, or clients, require from you

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A Q&A With Matthew Moulding, Founder of The Hut Group

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LONDON — Matthew Moulding may be the mastermind behind The Hut Group, a billion-plus pounds tech company in the beauty and wellness space, but he’s not one for a Silicon Valley cliche.

The 48-year-old Moulding, a self-made entrepreneur whose net worth is approaching 1 billion pounds, according to The Sunday Times of London Rich List, not once during an hourlong interview drops the words, “lean in,” “disrupt,” “learnings” or “synergistic.” He doesn’t preach about the importance of “community,” nor does he appear to have the messiah complex that’s so common among the tech businesses founders.

Serious, soft-spoken and—by his own description—risk-averse, the muscly Moulding (he’s a major fitness fan) is not made in the mold of the showy, party animal British entrepreneur (see Richard Branson, Philip Green and Richard Caring) or the stereotypical tech founder, although tech has always sat at the heart

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Out of work in Charlotte because of COVID-19? Here are 5 ways to make money online

The closure of businesses due to COVID-19 has impacted jobs and forced many out of work. Whether you are looking for supplemental income to make up for lost hours or for full-time employment, there are some options available online.

“I have been able to transition to working from home full time because of all of the opportunities to teach students English online,” said Charlottean Adalee Raubenheimer, who has been teaching English as a Second Language (ESL) from home for the past couple of years.

“Though the larger companies are often based in China, I also teach Turkish, Russian, Polish and Vietnamese students. There are many resources and videos online to help you get started. Personally, I’ve found that Qkids is one of the most flexible and beginner-friendly options.”

Whether teaching a language calls your name or if you’d rather focus on graphic design, tutoring or even taking surveys, here are

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This Guy’s Mental Health Breakthrough Led to a Complete Body Transformation

From Men’s Health

I live in a small city in India, and in 2017, when I was 16, it felt like my whole life had fallen apart. My partner dumped me at the same time that my family was having some financial problems. It felt like it was all piling on and my mental health took a really sharp turn.

I was trying to pretend like everything was fine, because I didn’t have the courage to tell my family or seek any professional help. Because things weren’t great at home, I would walk around my city for hours at a time. My focus was wrecked, and my school work suffered. I barely managed to pass exams.

Some of my friends noticed I was acting different, and asked me what was going on. “Why haven’t you talked to us for the past few weeks?” they asked. I made lame excuses like

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Free events and services to watch online while self-quarantining

As novel coronavirus spreads throughout the United States, millions of Americans are spending more time at home.

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But whether you’re doing so because of a job loss, working from home situation or otherwise taking part in the mass effort to stay safe, chances are you’ve been bored once or twice while living under quarantine.

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Thankfully, some very talented people have been creating extra-special performances and experiences that you can enjoy to help you cope with the new normal and that don’t break any social distancing rules. Additionally, some services are extending their free trial periods or dropping their paywalls in order for you to access their content.

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To help navigate the Golden Age of “Quaranstreaming,” “GMA” presents this guide of

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Online Summer Classes Discounted for Coronavirus

Keep learning from home this summer.

Online classes can teach learners of any age new skills, aid in a career transition or offer an accessible way to explore a new topic. This summer, some online platforms — including those that provide massive open online courses, or MOOCs — are offering discounts to users because of the coronavirus pandemic. Even as states begin to lift stay-at-home orders, many families will remain close to home this summer and millions of Americans are still unemployed or facing reduced hours at work. Consider browsing the online classes on these platforms this summer to make use of any free time and pick up some new skills or credentials.

Coursera

Since June 1, Coursera, an online learning platform, has offered free access to more than 3,800 courses and numerous guided projects, specializations and certificates for current undergraduate or graduate students and recent graduates. Students must enroll

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Does living in New York make any financial sense after this pandemic?

I have long known that much of my life’s frustrations come from trying to have it both ways. Though they were made available to me, I shunned more traditional and more stable careers. Instead, I have continued, time and again, to try to be a writer, knowing full well this is not a stable choice. I simultaneously hoped for and attempted to create a stable life for our kids. I continued to attempt to perpetuate the illusion that I live the kind of life that people with more traditional jobs are able to afford – we kept living in New York, with two kids, kept trying to have health insurance and sometimes go to the dentist, kept trying to send our children to good public schools and summer camps.

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I wanted, in other words, to both be a writer and to live a life that cannot be sustained on

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100 Ways To Make Money Without a 9-to-5

Due to the recent coronavirus pandemic, many people have lost work hours or been laid off. As people struggle to figure out how to supplement their income, picking up a side job to make a few extra bucks might be helpful. While not all of these gigs may be possible due to certain social distancing guidelines, these 100 ways to increase your income might help now — or for ones that require more social interaction, you can do them later to help boost your income.

Taking online surveys is one of the easiest ways to earn extra money. And plenty of companies are looking for consumer feedback to improve their products or develop new ones.

Brands hire survey sites to conduct online questionnaires on their behalf, gaining access to precious customer feedback. The sites, in turn, pay you for participating in their surveys. If you really want to rake in … Read More

Quebec reopening bars and hotels, Ontario premier wants borders to stay closed

Yahoo News Canada is committed to providing our readers with the most accurate and recent information on all things coronavirus. We know things change quickly, including some possible information in this story. For the latest on COVID-19, we encourage our readers to consult online resources like Canada’s public health website, World Health Organization, as well as our own Yahoo Canada homepage.

As cases of COVID-19 continue to spread around the world, Canadians seem to be increasingly concerned about their health and safety

Currently, there are more than 102,000 confirmed coronavirus cases in Canada and more than 8,500 deaths.

Check back for the latest updates on the coronavirus outbreak in Canada.

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June 25

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2020 Runner’s World Fitness and Nutrition Awards

Photo credit: Kory Kennedy
Photo credit: Kory Kennedy

From Runner’s World

These 31 products—every one of them rigorously evaluated by the RW test team—will take your running to the next level. To find the absolute best stuff, we vetted hundreds of options on grueling road and trail runs, during sweaty gym sessions, and to fuel our efforts and recovery. No matter what your fitness goals are, this is the gear that will help you reach them faster.

Injury Prevention

Bounce back with these high-tech devices, low-tech tools, and topicals that help treat and prevent aches and pains.

Hyperice Hypervolt

The handheld massage-device category has recently exploded, and there are now a ton of options ranging in price from $100 to $600. You might be tempted to reach for the cheapest, but the Hypervolt delivers the best bang for your buck. In the RW Test Zone, we weighed down the guns to see how much

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