Jump start your side hustle

For some people, a side hustle is a second job. For others, it's a way to make money doing something you love. Regardless of your motivation, Office provides tools to help you get in on the side hustle game.

Create a business plan

A business plan can help you organize your ideas and get crisp about what your business will be, how it will run, and how it will succeed. Business plans are effective tools when it's time to look for investors or apply for a business loan. A business plan shows that you're serious about taking your ideas and making them reality.

Dreaming of starting a business or monetizing a hobby? Get your ideas on paper and take the first steps to being an entrepreneur.

Learn how to create an effective business plan

Organize your business needs

Whether you're a consultant, financial planner, dog walker or artist, if your side gig is a business, you'll need to be organized. Get a head start with templates and checklists to get your business off to a professional start.

Use this startup checklist to assess business opportunities and prepare for your side hustle launch and marketing.

Download the business startup template

Create a professional invoice or receipt for your side hustle business using this service industry template.

Download the invoice template

Save time building an online brand for your side hustle with this service profile worksheet.

Download the service profile worksheet

Create an eye-catching printable flyer for your side hustle business using this template.

Download the flyer template

Create multiple calendars

Create a calendar for your side hustle appointments, separate from your main work calendar. You can see multiple calendars at the same time side-by-side or combined into a stacked overlay view to help you see availability across your day, week, and month.

Learn more about juggling calendars

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Schedule and manage customer appointments

Create estimates and invoices

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