This is a guest post from True North Accounting, a Xero Gold Partner.
As Creative Director at a marketing firm, Rob Sawchuck noticed independent small businesses rack up social media followings that his corporate clients would drool over. He wanted to try his own start-up and social media experiment. Thus, his custom design and print shop – Turkey & Pistols – was born.
He quickly found a following and, within four years, his side hustle became his full-time career.
At True North Accounting, we work exclusively with small business owners like Rob. If you’re thinking about levelling up your side hustle to your day job, here are a few things to consider.
Be ready to learn as you go
“I wasn’t aware of how many jobs would keep arising,” says Rob. “I had to learn how to bookkeep, invoice, pack shirts, and fulfill delivery.”
His advice: It’s OK