Tinder for Business & Side Hustles

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Tinder for business?

LinkedIn is an important for business networking and applying for jobs, but it’s definitely lacking in popularity as a social network.

Let’s face it, talking business isn’t always as interesting as catching up on the latest trends and what your friends are up to. In an effort to increase relevancy, LinkedIn is rolling out a new service.

Business dating?

Sort of. The new service will behave like Tinder, where you receive matches and can select those that interest you. Matches for what, you ask? Professional mentors.

According to TechCrunch, potential mentors are given options about who they would prefer to mentor, be it people in their first- and second-degree networks, in their region or their former school. On the mentee side, after you indicate that you are interested in getting some advice or feedback on a particular topic, LinkedIn then gives you your own potential parameters to narrow down your search.

Once you match with someone, you can start communicating.

Career mentoring is seriously lacking these days. It’s easier to find a mentor once you’ve found a job in your field, but most of us need mentors in our fields in order to get those jobs in the first place. LinkedIn is taking a step to help us out.

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Every day I’m hustlin’

Yesterday, I wrote a piece about multi-level marketing companies, and why you should be extremely careful if you ever get involved with one. They’re super tempting as a way to make extra money on the side.

If you’re a full-time student, here are better, more reliable, less risky ways to bring in a side income, whether that’s getting an additional job or running a side-hustle.

So where do I start?

There are so many options for side-hustles. Plenty of companies are looking for extra help at any hour, in just about any field.

Here are some great ideas:

  • Campus jobs: dining halls, dorms, and campus sports facilities always need help!
  • Feeling crafty? Get on Etsy and sell your creations!
  • Got a car? Drive for Lyft or Uber in your spare time!
  • Got a bike/car? Deliver food for GrubHub or Postmates
  • Got smarts? Become a tutor!

Those are just a few options available to students as side-hustles. Ready to find yours?

Make it rain!!

In the News This Week:

Watch while you can: Disney is starting their own streaming service, meaning they’ll be pulling all their inventory from Netflix. They plan to launch in 2019, but no word on when they’ll pull things from other services.

Always pay your taxes: because someone could buy your stuff if you don’t. Just kidding, that probably won’t happen, but it did for these homeowners in San Francisco!

One good thing: United Airlines, and others, have had a rough year. But one good thing to come out of the mess? Airline bumping rates have fallen to an all-time low, so you’re much less likely to get bumped off a flight you’ve already booked.

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