The aim of side projects is to discover if that idea, role, job or career you think you'll love, can work in reality. Think of this as a low-risk strategy so you can explore without the fear of failure.
You’ll also discover if this you love, continues to be loved, or becomes more routine once you have to do it over and over again. But you’ll also discover if there are elements of the project that you want to explore further and could become a revised project.
These side projects, either within or external to your professional activities, may find they take on a life of their own, as you meet new people, move into different sectors and start to capitalize on new possibilities.
So what exactly is a side project?
What You Could Do In A Side Project