Do PR People Have a Side Hustle?

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Side HustleRecently, I came across a story in the New York Post about “the side hustle,” meaning a second “gig” taken on by a professional for some extra scratch. Of course, it focused on how, reportedly, more than 50% of Millennials are the ones doing the side hustling.

That made me laugh out loud (see how I spelled it out – I’m 37. Haha!)

Now, our token (and fabulous) Millennial in the office, Bre Krager, does have a side hustle. She works in the hospitality industry.

But here is the thing: every member of our office, which includes a borderline Baby Boomer, a Gen Xer and two Oregon Trailers (look it up), has a side hustle (or two).

What do the HMAers do for their side hustle?

I’m a freelancer, writing about food, drink, travel and events for about a dozen local and regional media outlets.

Rachel and Abbie both teach college courses. Not only that, they are currently helping to update a textbook!

Scott is a high school sports official and author. If you haven’t seen his books yet, you must click here.

So, I pose this question – did the story simply not delve deep enough, or are public relations people by nature just hard workers and up for a side hustle or two? And – do you have one? What is it?

Alison Bailin
Alison Bailin
Senior Account Executive Alison has a lot to say…about pretty much everything...all the time. From the current state of public relations to the social media impact on Shark Week to crisis communications in the sports world, Alison’s blogs are focused on “amusing through her PR musings,” and then some. Check out Alison's full bio

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