If you're currently in a job but aren't overly thrilled at the look of traditional path, then perhaps you should start thinking about creating your own 'side hustle'. You're probably somewhere on the track of study, work for 50 years, save 10% a year, and hopefully one day you'll have enough to retire. But by taking on new side projects and developing new skills, you can change the trajectory of your career and fast track your success.
Trying new things will help you learn and grow. These side projects can give you the opportunity to do things you want to do, develop crucial new skills, and build strong relationships and networks.
In this course, we're going to be presenting you with a range of ideas for different projects you can try. Some of these are 'intrepreneurial' projects that you can do in your job, while others are entrepreneurial that you do in your own time. We also show you a range of skills required for starting a business that you will learn as you go. Whether you want to become a more valuable employee, or you want to one day work for yourself, this course will plant the seed that you can achieve more.
Welcome to the course! We hope you learn something along the way and you can go out and start your own side hustles and projects to continuously learn and grow. Who knows where it might take you.
This powerful metaphor highlights the reason you need to get out there and start trying new projects. The isn't there any more - the cheese has been moved, so you need to head back into the maze and find new cheese.
If you are not ready to take on the risk as an entrepreneur, maybe it is best to get a taste whilst at your current job. You can learn entrepreneurial skills, provide extra value at your current job and provide extra career choice by taking on intrapreneurial projects. In this section we will cover the key skills and some projects to get you started.
The ability to think win/win and come up with solutions that are beneficial to all parties is vital. It's important for pitching intrapreneurial projects within your company, but it's something that you can apply to all aspects of your life.
The first example of an intrapreneurial project you might consider undertaking is creating a podcast for your company. This podcast can either be made publicly available, or it can be just an internal podcast for your business's employees. This lesson focuses on getting company approval to create this podcast, then in the Entrepreneur section, we'll teach you how to actually make the podcast.
Here are some reasons why you should take on entrepreneurial side projects
Some business cases look like they are trying to launch a rocketship as opposed to building a business. This is a powerful concept taken from the Toyota production system. By using a minimum viable product, you can eliminate wastage of time, money and energy by testing the very basic assumptions of your idea or product using this teqnique.
Here are some examples of how you can implement the minimum viable product.
Graphic design is at the core of good branding. You can either do it yourself and have full control, or outsource to save yourself time for a small fee.
Podcasting is EXPLODING right now. Let me run you through the reasons why you should start your own show and show you the steps involved in getting started.
Building an email list is important because it's an asset that you own and control. It's important to have a way to cheaply, easily and regularly contact your subscribers.
Pretty much anything worth doing has a Dip. It's important to know what a Dip is, see it coming, and either commit to doing anything it takes to push through it or quit before you even start.
Your website can be your home base for all of your products and services. We'll show you some simple ways to get started building your very own site.
A book is a phenomenal marketing too.. If done well, it's a business card on steroids. Let me bust a few myths and try and convince you of the power of a book.
If you believe a book can benefit you, here's how to do it. I'll run you through some of the steps involved and give you a few different ideas about how to tackle this big project.
Online marketing and harnessing the power of social media is important in spreading your message.
LinkedIn can be a great platform for connecting with and networking with professionals, as well as for blogging and sharing your thoughts.
Everyone seems to be on facebook these days! A lot of people are advertising there - it's hard to cut through all of the ads, but if you can make yours stand out, there is a lot to be gained.
There are billions of searches through google every single day. Adwords is a very effective tool to quickly test an idea by driving traffic to your landing page.
My mission in life is to help people do work that matters and do work they love. I'm on a journey to help people avoid the traps of modern society and instead do things that they truly want to, not what they think they 'have' to. The first step on this journey is to find your voice and get some credibility, so I want to help you build authority and spread content. That's why I'm creating courses on podcasting and publishing a book.
My name is Adam Jones. I am the cohost of What You Will Learn Podcast. We review a book a week and then interview authors like Seth Godin or MJ Demarco. My other podcast is called 'The Future of Structures' where we interview the experts at the heart of the next building evolution, something I am very passionate about.
I also own the onlines courses and Youtube channel at the School of Structural engineering.
I am passionate about taking swings, increasing unpredictability and increasing opportunities to give the best chance at an amazing life.