4 Ways to Level Up Your Side Hustle in 2021 - High Moon Studio


4 Ways to Level Up Your Side Hustle in 2021

Are you ready to take your side hustle to the next level?

Claim this: This is the year that I finally quit my boring desk job and turn that passion project I love into a full-time gig.

Going full time on your own can be incredibly intimidating, yet there is something so rewarding about finally being able to make your own decisions, be your own boss, create your own schedule and lastly, be able to hop out of bed each morning with a vision and focus that inspires you.

So whether you are a designer, have an online business or want to start a podcast, you can take your side hustle full-time and make more than you would working for someone else. Now, grab your notebooks and check out these tips to take your passion project to the next level! 


Leveling up means more than making money or getting new clients, it also means investing in tools that will ultimately help your business grow. This could be anything from purchasing a new program that helps you stay organized (see all our fav biz tools here!), taking a course to sharpen your skills, hiring on an intern or paying for a branded photoshoot — anything that will help your business in the long run. 


With everyone having a side hustle these days, it’s more important than ever to be able to stand out among your competition. Think about what makes you, your business, your expertise, your approach, and your client experience different from others in the industry and capture that throughout your brand & website to create a brand identity that is all encompassing. Pulling together a full brand identity can be challenging on your own, but you don’t need to outsource it to a designer. We highly suggest investing in a course like our very own ‘Designer Training’ or ‘Build Your Own Brand & Website’ — both are courses that teach you everything from creating a logo to building a website, even if you have never done either before. The Designer Training course is specific to creative entrepreneurs and shows you how to start your own creative business from scratch.


I know how challenging it can be to let go of control in your business but eventually you won’t be able to do everything on your own. Start by delegating tasks that you dislike doing or that aren’t in your area of expertise to a contractor or intern. That way you’ll be able to focus on the tasks you enjoy and work on your business instead of constantly in it. Be patient when finding the right person for your team because this can really help propel your business forward.


It’s easy to lose focus when you are presented with situations you never have experienced before. For example, you may be approached by a big name client with a huge budget that really doesn’t align with your values. While a lot of zeros behind the dollar sign may be tempting, it’s much more important to stay authentic and true to your WHY. Try not to lose what makes your business yours along the way.

Choosing to transition your business to full time is both bold and scary, but it’s worth it to take the leap! We hope these tips provide guidance and encourage you to lean into your passions. If you ever need a boost of confidence or someone to help you along the way, reach out to us @highmoonstudio on Instagram!