Side hustle? Start here

A side hustle is a money-making gig undertaken in addition to your day job.

It might be exhibiting your art, selling your crafts, freelancing, doing jobs on Airtasker, driving for Uber, upcycling second hand goods, trading on ebay... the list is endless. 

If you have a skill, a hobby or a passion, and wouldn't mind making some extra cash, why not start a side hustle?

Here's how the library can help! 

Maker Month 

March is Maker Month at YPRL with over a hundred free events for the aspiring side hustler, including:  

Turn your ideas to reality with Passion to profit, Art of starting, and How to start a small business

Learn how to sell your stuff online and at markets with Maker Toolkit, Photographing your products, and the Etsy marketplace

Build your technical skills with Make a virtual reality sculpture in 3D, Get to know your overlocker, or E-textiles and soft circuits

Meet fellow hustlers with Maker drop ins, Social media spa day and Creators of Banyule meet up

All free at your local library. Download the full program

Read, read, read 

YPRL has an extensive range of business books and practical guides to making, selling and marketing. Search the catalogue or explore these recommended reading lists:

You can even make informed business choices by reading Choice magazine

Online learning with Lynda.com

Lynda.com is "professional youtube" - an online learning resource with over 3000 courses. Lynda.com is free to access with your library membership - join instantly online now

Maker Spaces

YPRL’s Maker Spaces feature technology, equipment and workshops in areas such as Craft, Robotics, Design and more. You’ll be surprised by the equipment you can use free of charge – from sewing machines to 3D printing. We even have a drone! 

View Maker Space events

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