When you think of the phrase side hustle, what comes to mind? For some the answer will be actual part-time jobs. For others, it’ll be small businesses that can be managed in anyone’s spare time. If you’re one of those people who have wanted to start a side hustle for a long time, but haven’t because you lack the resources, the library could be the answer to your dilemma. Here are 4 resources the library gives you access to (for free!) that you might not have known could kick-start you side hustle experience.
The Basement Creative Lab () is your number one source for video and audio production. They’ve got a green screen, full audio mixing booth, and goPros to check out. After taking an initial intro class (which happens multiple times a month), you can reserve the lab for 8 hours a month and make all the content you might need to get started. We even have computers with the software you can use to edit what you record, so you can walk out of the library with polished content meant to impress.
The biggest wall stopping any of us from starting something new is that we lack the knowledge of where to start. LYNDA (https://www.lynda.com/portal/sip?org=provolibrary.com&triedlogout=true) solves this problem. With thousands of courses made by industry pros, you can literally go from not knowing anything about something like graphic or web design, SEO writing, 3D animation, programming, etc. to being an expert. And the best part, it’s free to use with your library card!
Whether you just need to get away from the world for a while or need a private space to meet with someone, our private study rooms can be your next big secret weapon. With 6 rooms, and the ability to reserve online, you can gain access (for 2 hours a day) to your private home away from home. Four of the rooms have TV screens you can use for whatever best suits your content.
You knew we had books, but here are just a couple that could ramp up your side hustle:
SIDE HUSTLE: FROM IDEA TO INCOME IN 27 DAYS
By Chris Guillebeau
It’s right there in the title. This book is week by week guide to starting a profitable side hustle that you could get returns from (either in money or in happiness!) for years to come.
THE ECONOMY OF YOU
By Kimberly Palmer
Palmer takes a more introspective approach to the side gig economy by both guiding you through starting a side hustle, while also talking about the how side hustles can change your life.
If you don’t feel like you know enough or don’t know where to begin, use these resources and get started!