Side hustle ventures have grown in popularity during the pandemic. Of course, for many Britons, there’s been a fantastic opportunity to replace lost income. But there is more to side hustles than meets the eye.
Indeed, these ventures allow you to build your confidence by pursuing objectives that you really want. Let’s be honest: how often do you get to do what you want? Whether it is at work or in day-to-day life, we often must compromise to please others, to avoid problems, or simply because we don’t have the strength to defend our points. It can leave you feeling unhappy or low on confidence. Standing up for yourself and turning your passion into a side hustle can be the best thing you can do to boost your confidence!
However, starting a business comes at a cost. Even if you have no high expectations for your side hustle, you need to be prepared for expenses. But switching the typical home office setups for second hand caravans can be a game-changer. Indeed, it can be cost-effective, and it means you can take it with you too!
Start an escape room in a caravan
Escape rooms are hugely popular, and they are the perfect business to run on the side. In fact, an escape room in a caravan is not a new concept, as it’s often used as a way to create a self-contained, themed experience, such as this Welsh escape caravan project. You can choose to tie the theme to your local region, which means you can travel and offer the game at local events.
Alternatively, you can also create a theme that relates to your area of expertise, such as building IT puzzles as a computing engineer or an adventure in a classroom as a teacher. The caravan can travel to business events or be used for teambuilding. Game masters reckon there is nothing more satisfying than watching people enjoying the game!
Bring your craft hobby forward
Do you love collecting items on your walks and turning them into beautiful pieces of art? Or perhaps you enjoy painting the landscapes around your home? Nature is a source of inspiration. But you could elevate your hobby by relocating your craft workshop into a caravan. Use it to travel and explore new places. For instance, if you are going on holiday by the sea, you can use seashells and polished pebbles from the beach for your creations inside the caravan. It’s a great way to build an enriching and inspiring creative world, which you can share with your loved ones. You can even sell your creations online or at local events.
Unlock your stories
We all have a story to tell, and perhaps even more than one. If you’ve been willing to sit down and unleash your imaginary world for a long time, creating a separate writing desk in the caravan can be the best way to unlock your creativity. Roald Dahl had a writing hut where he could retire to create his famous stories. Welsh poet, Dylan Thomas, had a hut overlooking the Taf estuary in Carmarthenshire. Even Mark Twain used a separate study away from his house. So, perhaps your caravan could be the beginning of your future bestseller…
A side hustle idea may not be the secret to getting rich. But it can be a way to boost your self-confidence and your sense of identity. And there’s so much to gain from the process!