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With a new year comes the opportunity to take stock of our aspirations and shape new goals to work towards. For some, that may look like a career change or the start of a new side hustle to flex your creativity, earn a second income, and even work towards financial independence to achieve a better work/life balance. Here at COE, we understand that upskilling can lend new skills and confidence when embarking on such a journey. We've rounded up some of the courses we offer that could set you on the path to your new side hustle.

Side Hustle #1: Virtual Assistant

Are you hyper-organised? Do you love nothing more than a to-do list and a well-planned schedule? Is your favourite app on your phone your calendar? Perhaps you'd make the perfect Virtual Assistant — while discovering your perfect side hustle from wherever you want in the world! There are many great business minds in the world. However, not all of them are well-suited to sorting out the day-to-day necessities of meetings and administration. You could be a trusted and vital part of a growing enterprise with your skillset. The Virtual Assistant Business Diploma Course will help you identify your niche, market your skills, and set you on the path to a thriving business.

A virtual assistant excelling in their side hustle business.

Side Hustle #2: Cryptocurrency Trader and Investor

Would you like to live a life in which money is no longer a worry? If so, why not head straight to the source and train to become a trader and investor? Another benefit of this online side hustle is that you can work from literally anywhere with WiFi and amass clients from all over the world. It is a truly global enterprise fit for someone with great ambition. Our Introduction to Bitcoin, Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies Diploma Course and our upcoming Introduction to Trading & Investing Diploma Course can help any self-starter on the way to financial contentment, arming you with the tools you need to put a wealth of understanding on a subject some shy away from to the test.

A cryptocurrency trader excelling in their side hustle business.

Side Hustle #3: Life Coach

Has anyone ever told you that you give great advice, are deeply empathetic, or incredibly goal-driven? If so, you might be able to put these skills to use on behalf of others as a life coach. No two days are the same when you become a life coach, because no two people are the same. Likewise, that’s why we offer a number of different Life Coaching Courses – so you can explore the avenues you are most passionate about. If you love people and would like to help those from all walks of life with strategies to live theirs to the fullest through finding their purpose, this is the side hustle for you.

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Side Hustle #4: Independent Maker

Do you love making things with your hands? Have you got a particularly creative streak you feel isn't being utilised elsewhere in your life? We offer many courses on different hobbies and crafts designed to help you set up your own side hustle creating and selling your wares. Some are burgeoning markets, such as holistic wellness products, organic skincare, as well as homemade soaps and candles. You might feel you've missed the boat on entering these industries but our courses will help you to not only make things to sell, but sell them too, with clever business strategies and marketing tools. If those crafts don't sound like your cup of tea, why not try sewing, crochet, or knitting the beautiful things your mind can imagine. The possibilities really are endless.

A crochet maker excelling in their side hustle business.

Side Hustle #5: Writer

There's no doubt that everyone has a book within them; a story to tell. You might have had an idea for a novel or children's book that has laid dormant for a long time, waiting to come to life on the printed page. If that sounds like you, and you have a flair for words, perhaps you could seek opportunities as a writer with the help of one of our Writing Courses. Of course, the world of words doesn't limit you to writing books. The beauty of writing is that you can target your side hustle to your areas of interest and expertise. Indeed, publishing is a difficult industry to break into, which is why many writers self-publish their stories these days. Instead, you could train to become a ghostwriter, copywriter, a blogger, or perhaps you'd like to explore poetry. All of these avenues can provide fruitful income streams, especially if you know how to market your skills on creative platforms such as Medium.

A writer excelling in their side hustle business.

Side Hustle #6: Tarot Card Reader

Do you have a connection to the spiritual? You're not alone. In this age of acceptance, many people are discovering so-called alternative spiritualities to help guide them through life. One of the most popular is Tarot. Due to the practical element of this practice, it is relatively simple to set up a business and amass clients who are interested in having tarot readings. All you need is the authentic desire to help others, and maybe a little bit of help from your spirit guides!

A tarot card reader excelling in their side hustle business.

Side Hustle #7: Hypnotherapist

Similarly, people are looking to different kinds of therapy to help them with all manner of obstacles in their lives. Hypnotherapy can be a great tool to help people confront their inner demons, explore that which lies in the subconscious mind, and tackle life moment by moment with the new perspectives the practice can offer. Should you be looking for a fulfilling side hustle in which you are able to help others, hypnotherapy also offers independence and self-worth as a profession.

A hypnotherapist excelling in their side hustle business.

Side Hustle #8: Health and Wellness Coach

Do you love seeing people achieve their goals? We do, too! That's why we offer many Fitness and Wellbeing Diploma Courses to help you upskill in these areas and pass on your newfound knowledge to others. From personal training to yoga to meditation teaching, there's something for anyone looking to better their lives through holistic health.

A holistic health coach excelling in their side hustle business.

Whether you want to earn a second income, are seeking contentment, or are hoping to embark on a new career in small steps, a side hustle might just be the right move for you this year. After all, we spend many waking hours at work and we want you to love them!

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