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Self Storage and your Side Hustle

Self Storage for your Side Hustle

Ever considered a side hustle? In these days of financial uncertainty, it’s increasingly less likely that we’ll have a reliable pension when the time comes. That’s why more and more people are starting a ‘side hustle’ – a part time business that can fulfil many functions. Saving for kids’ university days, retirement, paying off mortgage early, reducing debt, or just building a nest egg.

Join the gig economy

If you’re wondering what that has to do with self-storage, read on. Many side hustles utilise offsite, safe, secure storage. Self-storage can be a viable option for part time entrepreneurs. More and more people taking part in the gig economy – better known as a blended career – combining either full time or part time employment with a combination of either freelance or entrepreneurship as a side hustle.

Offsite storage that expands with your needs

While some side hustles can be operated from home – think digital for example; technology based freelancers can operate from literally anywhere – many requires offsite storage. Separating your home and work life is healthy, no more messy paperwork and boxes piled high in the spare room or garage. The right self-storage solution can give you the freedom you need to operate a successful business that can be expanded when the time comes.

If that’s piqued your interest, and you’re now thinking about starting your own side hustle, here’s some inspiration.

    • Let’s start with the obvious: there’s an increasing number of online trading using platforms like eBay, Amazon, Etsy, DePop Amazon also now have Amazon Handmade, which is ideal for makers and producers of, for example, craft items.
    • Handyman – storage units make a safe, secure location for tools and equipment – safer than storing in a van for example
    • Upcycling – scouring charity shops for items of furniture that have seen better days is a great way to start an upcycling business. Adding value to old furniture by refurbishing it and selling it on can be relatively cheap and easy and can breathe new life into a home.

Business startup support

Although some businesses are relatively straightforward to get going, some need a bit of help and forward planning. There are business support agencies to help you kick start your idea – try your local Business Gateway office for example. They can help you put your business idea into words and give you loads of resources to help with, for example, sales and marketing, or getting your business online. Local Chambers of Commerce are also great places to get business support and usually offer networking opportunities to make those vital business connections.

Call us today on 0131 337 7277 to find out how we can help with your side hustle storage needs.

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