Side hustles have helped keep many professionals afloat, especially throughout the pandemic.
As inflation rises and workers become increasingly restless with 9 to 5 workdays, the idea of a flexible, entrepreneurial life seems exciting.
While times of economic uncertainty typically see people finding stable work to make ends meet, the desire to generate more income and dabble in personal passions has led to an uptick in Americans taking on an extra job.
For women, Gen Z and Millennials, finding new ways of generating supplemental income plays a larger role, while men and Boomers are more likely to build towards their savings and paying off debt.
However, hustle culture has also faced its own reckoning.
As workers become more in tune with the idea of a work-life balance, the idea of working long hours has become scrutinized. From this perspective, people believe that working a single job should be enough to support someone’s life.
Still, side hustles don’t always come from the desire for more money. Delving into long-lost passions or simply trying to find a new hobby is also driving the trend of adopting second jobs.