Out here in Los Angeles, it’s strange if you don’t have a side hustle. Most people are musicians, actors, etc. and gig after work or spend their PTO on auditions and shooting movies and tv shows.
Google "work online" and you'll find a whole host of articles touting all the best ways to make money from the comfort on your couch. They make it sound incredibly easy and doable.
*Disclaimer, I am not a financial advisor. These are merely my own experiences*
Sometimes I feel like an anomaly. I work a 9-5, run my own business, and spend my free time learning. I listen to world news podcasts, devour personal and professional development books, read up on the history of countries around the world, and spend my television time on shows that stimulate my brain.
Do you remember the days when to learn something, you either had to listen to a talk radio show or find a book on the topic? When education meant sitting through a lecture in a classroom?