About Matthew Jones
Hi, I’m Matt.
I’ve been side-gigging for my entire career. I’ve seen ups and downs, ebbs and flows, the good and the bad. I’ve spent the last 15 years doing this and as a result, I’ve developed a more wise way of working…one that is true to myself, and keeps the joy in work.
Being Side Gig Savvy probably isn’t for everyone, but I think there are probably a lot of people like me out there who would say “I love to own my own business, but I don’t want my business to own me”. If it causes stress or robs me of quality time with my family, it’s not worth it.
I believe the best way to start a business is on the side. You work a day job that pays the bills, and use your spare time to create something you love doing without the pressure of it having to provide for your family. In other words, your 9 to 5 makes you a living, but your 5 to 9 makes you alive!
I truly believe this is the best way for solo entrepreneurs (solopreneurs) to start up for a couple of reasons. First, it’s better for your family or home-life. But second, it’s also better for the business! I’ll explain this concept more in the content on this site, but here it is in a nutshell: when you solopreneur as a primary source of income, your decisions about the business are influenced by what is best for your family. However, when you do it as a side gig, and learn to do it right, your decisions can be made solely on what is best for the business and/or your customers.
I hope you’ll join me as I continue to learn along the way, share what I’ve learned so far. My goal is to document as much as possible about the process of starting something on the side, and that includes this site!
I’m in the trenches with you. I’m trying to build this up from scratch. I’m not starting with an audience. My instagram has 0 followers on day one, yet I’m as excited as I’ve ever been about anything I’ve ever done!
– Matt Jones, September 2019