Luxtra London Aphra black vegan handbag
We've all dreamt of it at some point - a side hustle.  Something to flex our creative/alternative skills outside of our day job; simultaneously earning some extra pennies!  I'm registered as self-employed and so outside of content and copywriting, I started a photographic stream of business a few months ago (the images shown in this post were taken for Luxtra London, a vegan accessory brand).  Needless to say, I had not anticipated this pandemic sweeping across the world and creating a lockdown.  Oh dear.  However, that doesn't mean we have to admit defeat.  Nope and nope again.  Instead, it means now is the perfect time to launch (or work on) our side hustle, ready for once the world returns to normality.  But if you're still not convinced, read on...
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Y O U   H A V E   T I M E   T O   S P A R E

I mean, it's a lockdown, after all.  My guess is we all have a fair bit of extra time to spare, and most likely will continue to have that time for the next few months!

N O   D I S T R A C T I O N S

Unless you have a full house, that is.  But if you don't then seize the opportunity to make the most of this rare occasion of having little-to-none distractions.  For the foreseeable future, nobody will be inviting you out for dinner, your family won't be dropping by and- oh god, I'll just stop there, it's too depressing...

M O R E   B U D G E T

One benefit to staying indoors 24/7 comes with fewer expenses.  Instead of saving up and splurging on that new season Celine beach bag, invest any extra pennies into your side hustle!

S E N S E   O F   P U R P O S E

This is a huge one.  If your day job isn't fulfilling in the way you need it to be, then working on a side hustle will definitely give you that sense of purpose you're craving

A   N E W   C H A L L E N G E

 It's great to have a distraction that requires your focus during these difficult times.  Most likely, you're contending with many concerns right now - be them financial, social, health-related.  Having a new challenge to channel your energy into could be exactly what you need

Luxtra London Aphra Vegan Handbag
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One thing is for sure, sharing content here with you on A Glass Of Ice is one of my favourite ways to channel my energy while everything else feels so uncertain.  Have you thought about starting a side hustle while on lockdown?  Let me know in the comments below!

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With love,

Gabrielle x

These images were taken as part of a paid photographic campaign for Luxtra London