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SIDE-HUSTLES THAT COULD BE TURNED INTO A CAREER

SIDE-HUSTLES THAT COULD BE TURNED INTO A CAREER

Thinking about Career is important when you are in college. Regardless of whether you are a university senior or a full-time employee, a side hustle on the go is quintessential for the youth of today. Back then, during the time of millennials, we were used to opting for traditional jobs. In fact, we were so very conservative that we hardly switched through jobs. However, with the evolution of time, our workplace has started to see a transition. Numerous freelancers are now filling up the big shoes of in-office workers. And an all the more alarming fact is that this young workforce is fresh graduates or sometimes even people who’d just started college – Let’s not forget the story of Tanmay Bakshi here. What started off as a hobby can now be translated into secure financial future for yourself by churning the best results from your side hustles.

Side-hustles are an important entity in the gig economy. These short-term contracts can easily materialize into a professional career opportunity, converting your pocket money into a full-time income – making you the boss of your financial future. Here is a list of the promising hustles that you could’ve started as a hobbyist but can have the potential to be turned into a full-time career!

DEVELOPER

A developer’s job post is conceivably the most technical endeavor that one could bank. Yet, we’re often looking at several hobbyists who’ve developed a basic Android application or even a personal blog. These are the baby steps that will lead you to the developer’s desk in the corporate world. So, you might have worked on an HTML project or even a simple android application for a college project. But, that isn’t the end of it!

Now, when you successfully set up a website or an application, post your code GitHub and make yourself prominent amongst the corporates. These mini projects of yours when documented on digital platforms can escalate into enormous monetary benefits. And to beat a permanent opportunity out of it, keep yourself updated with the programming languages.  Earn some credentials via open sources Udemy, Coursera and the like. Put this feather of credibility on your crown and reach out to the corporates on HireOwl for a lifetime opportunity in the corporate community!

TRANSLATOR

Are you wondering why anyone would need a translator? Well, then there’s lots for you to know. Let’s take a look at the IT industry. The headquarters of several corporates are based in Korea, China, USA and several other countries of the world. So, who do you think bridges the communication gap between the industrialists of these nations? Translators!

For your first steps, you could learn a language of your interest from the centers around you or just log in to DuoLingo! Complete the basics and start yourself as a freelancer for small companies. Gradually build a profile for yourself and start taking the plunge into the ocean of translation and interpretation services!

CONTENT WRITER

Who knew that someone who started out right a small column for her college magazine would grow up to right the future of a company? But, yes that is what is happening out here! You do not need a degree in literature to be a writer. Some of us just have a flair for the language.

So, before you go official, write a few drafts on every niche – from health to fashion and even to academics. Build a personal blog and link your resume to all your works. Finding the first client might seem overwhelming; but trust once you’ve impressed one, your network is sure to expand! Put yourself out on our job portal and see where we take you.

PHOTOGRAPHER/VIDEOGRAPHER

In this Instagram driven age, who wouldn’t love a good picture or a great video that shows the world a beautiful side of oneself? Well, all of us have a smartphone but that which everyone does not have is a DSLR. Odds are that even if we manage to get hold of a DSLR, all of us out here might have the knack of using it, let alone editing the picture! So, if you are handy with a cam, undoubtedly, you are going places.

Wondering where you’ll find the right start? For the novice out there, start by participating in online photo contests, gradually move onto smaller parties. And, there you are building a strong profile for our recruiters!

MARKETER

The door to door marketing? Duh, no! We are the digital natives and we’ve always got an easy way out of the hardest of situations. You might be just another university graduate who has got a great social profile or you might be someone who has got a good grasp of the digital marketing tools (you might know the selling strategy behind Amazon); then you are a marketer. A digital marketer is a promising career choice because the internet is here to stay! Sign up for our portals and help our recruiters brand their products!

HOW TO BECOME A DEVELOPER

HOW TO BECOME A DEVELOPER

The millennial successors are always in search of ingenuity. Their unfading love for building a comfortable automated lifestyle has got the development industry burgeoning into a list of “The most appealing jobs of Gen-Z”. “How do I become a developer?”  This is the unanimous question that echoes in the minds of not just the engineering sophomores but almost every other teenage techno-freak who has got a passion for computers. A developer infringes into a major chunk of the IT industry and is bound to be around in the industry for as long as we cannot get rid of technology. In fact, every technical innovation is the brainchild of a developer; from a food ordering application on your smartphone to something as massive as network security, you’ve got a tech-savvy young programming geek behind it all.

But, wait! Is programming the only way to set your foot into the arena of development? Can I not become a developer without a CS degree? Here’s the answer to all your queries.

A developer is not about one thing. It is a synergy of many entities – web development, app development, software development and much more. Contradicting the familiar fancies, you can become a developer with absolutely no CS degree! Need some inspiration? Well, you sure find truckloads from the stories of these young developers – Thomas Saurez, Tanmay Bakshi, and Amanda Southworth. These young intellects are more than enough to tell you that your learning resources are not put there at college but just in your hands – in your smartphones and laptops. So, here’s how you gain the skills despite opting for a different major or even out of the sheer interest of transitioning into a different work arena!

 

1. WHAT IS A DEVELOPER?

A developer is not a programmer or a software engineer. He is a synergy of all of them who creates solutions to real-world problems with the help of technology. Now, what is the problem? Well, let’s say that you are in college and you are out looking for a job. Rather than ruffling through newspapers to find your choice you could simply log onto a website and filter your search to get the perfect pick for you. This is what a web developer does and when you build a similar application to run on your phone you become an application developer.

 

2. LEARN A LANGUAGE

Every developer has got a keen programming knowledge. Now, this does not mean that you’ve got type lines of code. Kids these days have the perk of working with automated tools where you’ve just got to learn the basics. Be it WordPress or Android Studio, the basics of any programming language (JAVA, C, Python, R) will help you build further. But pick ONE and build yourself on it before moving on to the next. JAVA preferably will give you the solid start. There is big wide internet learning world out there, just for you!

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3. USE REAL TIME TOOLS

Once you’ve picked on a language and a problem domain, research and find the tools that hard-core developers use. WordPress, Android Studio or Swift; learn their workings through their online resources and find a way to connect your programming language with the tool.

 

4. CREATE A GITHUB PROFILE

A GitHub profile is mandatory for anyone who writes codes. Make your projects open source so that people can recognize your talent. Also, explore the GitHub profiles of the well-known and understand their code. Find their strategy and see if you could improvise that for your own project.

 

5. BUILD YOUR PROJECT

Now that you’ve got yourself acquainted with the resources, build your project. But wait, how will you find a project? Well, that is really easy. Look around you and find problems. Probably there’s a small store owned by the lane near your house, a simple mobile application to automate the billings at his store will save him a fortune! Now start working on how you can create it. This is how you hit upon the greatest of project ideas – find problems and create solutions

 

Once you’ve got a project, you could build a resume and start working as a freelance developer. Freelancers at HireOwl are already making a fortune with every passing hour. Collaborate with us to gain real-time corporate experience of the developing industry!