Side hustles can be a great way to bring in extra cash, but they shouldn't be a shot in the dark

Side hustles are becoming a more and more common part of today's quickly changing workforce landscape

However, if you're used to the 9-to-5 mindset, or have never juggled more than one job at a time, it can be hard to know where to start

I think an important thing for side hustlers to be prepared for before starting their work is the willingness to be consistent

It's better to take action—even if it's scrappy, messy, and awkward at first. Just start, keep taking action, and improve

Based on your personal and professional commitments, determine how many hours a day or week you actually have to dedicate to your new gig

Think about your existing network of contacts and your current skills. Find a way to use both to unleash a side hustle worth keeping

If you're a gig worker, you may be inclined to just open a separate personal bank account to collect your side hustle stash