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3 Ways To Excel In Your Side Hustle & Go Beyond ‘Good Enough’

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We all want to find ways to bring in more money for ourselves and our families. So, today, I have a great contributed post for you that talks about how to excel in your side hustle or startup business. It’s for informational purposes only, so please consult a financial, business, and legal professional before making any major decisions. Got it?

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One thing that happens far too often among many startups and side hustlers is that they fall into the trap of assuming that things are "good enough" when it comes to their business. It's pretty understandable why this happens. After all, running any kind of business is a difficult and tiring process, which can make the idea of treating some things like they're not that important pretty tempting.

However, the reality of today's highly competitive market is that you're never going to be able to succeed if that's the attitude you take to your business. You need to keep pushing your business to be the best that it can be all of the time. Here are a few things that you can do to push your business from good enough to truly great.

Reach out for help

The reality of running a successful business is that trying to do everything yourself is often not the best option overall. The truth is that if you really want to get the most out of your business then reaching out to other companies for help can be incredibly useful.

From developing marketing strategies to QuickBooks training and sage accounting training, outside organizations can provide exactly the kinds of expertise that your business needs but might lack. It can be tough to hand over aspects of your business, but it's always for the best if you want it to be truly successful.

Listen to your employees

Your employees are the most valuable tool in your arsenal when it comes to turning your business into something truly successful. However, they're so much more than that. They're also a great source of inspiration for ways in which your business can be improved.

Don't assume that, just because you're the leader of the business, that you automatically know best over your employees. They simply have a different perspective on things than you do, and that can often be incredibly valuable when it comes to moving your business is new directions.

Be willing to make mistakes

The idea of failing or making a mistake, especially when you've got as much riding on things as you do with a business, can be incredibly scary. However, it's also incredibly valuable. Failure is perhaps the best teacher of all since it forces you to change up the way that you've been doing things and to find new ways of approaching a certain problem or situation.

If you never make any mistakes, then there's a good chance that you're never taking the kinds of risks that can improve your business as a whole. Be willing to try new things, even if you're not entirely sure that they're going to work out the way that you originally planned.

It might sound like something of a paradox, but the reality is that "good enough" simply isn't good enough when it comes to your business. There's just too much competition out there and the moment that you start resting on your laurels is the moment that your competitors leave you in the dust, confused, struggling financially, and wondering what you did wrong.

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Grant says December 20, 2017

Man how are you getting out so much content everyday? Multiple posts per day?

Also, solid post. I totally agree with reaching out for help. I know I spent hours upon hours learning about building a website because I didn’t want to pay a couple hundred bucks. Looking back that investment would have been well worth it to get a better website and save a ton of time.

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    David Domzalski says December 20, 2017

    Thanks for the comment, Grant! I’m working with some great contributors.

    I was in the same boat in previous side hustles, but not this one. Anything to make things more efficient!

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