A side hustle is something that you do aside from your main occupation or studies to increase your earnings. In many cases the side hustle is something that we love, although this isn’t technically necessary. For many people the ultimate goal is to turn their side hustle into a full time business and enjoy making money for doing something that they are passionate about.
I wasn’t able to determine where the term side hustle originated, but I believe it is fairly recent. I have been reading about making money for some time and it is only recently (2011) that I first came across the term. Interestingly, in the 19th century in America the term “hustle” meant “to get in a quick, illegal manner”. We’ve dropped the illegal part, but I think many people still believe a side hustle is a quick way to get money.