Millennial March: Millennials and their ''side hustles'' - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Millennial March: Millennials and their ''side hustles''

Posted: Updated:

KENNEWICK, WA - Millennials are taking part in the 'side hustle.' It's essentially a second job... sort of. A recent survey found about half of Millennials do some sort of 'side hustle' to either make extra money or to follow a passion.

"I'm a licensed real estate agent for the Kenmore Real Estate team. That is my full time job," said Brett Patrick. " Also, to get my creative juices flowing I run a clothing brand out of my house and my car, basically." He's a younger Millennial. He's 23 years old and runs Kriptik Clothing, mostly on social media. 

Now, side hustles are different from a traditional side job. Why? It's flexible as far as when and where you work.

"We are in my laundry room. Also known as Hayily B's studio," said another side hustler: Haylee Barness. By day, she sits in front of a computer doing billing and logistics. By night, she's a painter of home decor like signs and most popular for her, doormats. 

"I've shipped to 13 states and I'm about ready to ship to Pennsylvania," said Haylee.

She sells mostly on social media, too. Namely, Instagram, where uses all the hashtags to get the word out. "Painting. Doormat. Cute doormat. Welcome mat. Artist. Artist life," she listed some of her favorites off with a laugh.

Brett makes just enough money to re-invest and keep his clothing business going. The average side hustle earns earns Millennials about $258 a month, according to GoDaddy.

"I've made a couple thousand dollars. Which is pretty crazy," said Haylee.

Still, for a lot of Millennials the side hustle isn't just about making money.

"I am completely content just doing it out of my house and selling to my friends," said Brett. "I love seeing the growth of it."

"Huge stress relief and it just makes me so happy. It makes me SO happy," said Haylee.

It's not just Millennials getting in on the side hustling. About a quarter of Baby Boomers are doing it, too. However, that generation doesn't seem to be utilizing social media or the internet as much and in turn, in general, aren't quite as successful. 

To find out more about Hayily B Designs search for @hayilybee.designs and for Kriptik Clothing search @kriptikclothing on social media. 

HD DOPPLER 6i
/
  • Regional NewsMore>>

  • Kennewick man comes home to find coyote in kitchen

    Kennewick man comes home to find coyote in kitchen

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 8:21 AM EDT2018-06-20 12:21:36 GMT

    KENNEWICK, Wash. - A Kennewick man got quite the shock Monday night after finding a startled coyote pup cowering in his home. Jake McChesney was just getting home from work when his dog started barking at something in the kitchen. Jake says he had left his back door open so that his dog could get in and out of the house and believes that's how the coyote got inside. 

    >>

    KENNEWICK, Wash. - A Kennewick man got quite the shock Monday night after finding a startled coyote pup cowering in his home. Jake McChesney was just getting home from work when his dog started barking at something in the kitchen. Jake says he had left his back door open so that his dog could get in and out of the house and believes that's how the coyote got inside. 

    >>
  • Grant County Sheriff's Office: Moses Lake Police investigating Frontier Middle School girl's suicide

    Grant County Sheriff's Office: Moses Lake Police investigating Frontier Middle School girl's suicide

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 9:31 PM EDT2018-06-20 01:31:40 GMT

    MOSES LAKE, Wash. - A Frontier Middle School student took her own life this week and now the Moses Lake Police Department is investigating the circumstances surrounding her death, according to the Grant County Sheriff's Office. 

    >>

    MOSES LAKE, Wash. - A Frontier Middle School student took her own life this week and now the Moses Lake Police Department is investigating the circumstances surrounding her death, according to the Grant County Sheriff's Office.  The Sheriff's Office posted a message from the Grant County Health District on Monday in an effort to spread the word about suicide prevention following the news of the girl's death.  

    >>
  • Compulsive video-game playing now new mental health problem

    Compulsive video-game playing now new mental health problem

    Monday, June 18 2018 12:42 PM EDT2018-06-18 16:42:08 GMT

    GENEVA - The World Health Organization says that compulsively playing video games now qualifies as a new mental health condition, in a move that some critics warn may risk stigmatizing its young players. In its latest revision to an international disease classification manual, the U.N. health agency said Monday that classifying "Gaming Disorder" as a separate condition will "serve a public health.."

    >>

    GENEVA - The World Health Organization says that compulsively playing video games now qualifies as a new mental health condition, in a move that some critics warn may risk stigmatizing its young players. In its latest revision to an international disease classification manual, the U.N. health agency said Monday that classifying "Gaming Disorder" as a separate condition will "serve a public health.."

    >>