How to Create a Successful Side Project | by Prajix | CodeX | Oct, 2021


A side project can be your hobby, passion, or part-time business. It’s a chance to use your creativity, learn new skills, and even make some money along the way doing something you generally love.

The key to making side projects successful is setting clear goals, developing a strategy, and taking action. This guide will walk you through the steps you need to set yourself up for success.

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1. Have An End-Goal

You should create a clear mission statement at the beginning of your project to have specific goals and effectively plan how you will accomplish them. It will also remind yourself why you set out on this new challenge in the first place.

2. Organize your Time

This is why it is crucial to create and maintain a schedule to map out how much time you will spend on this project every day so that you don’t lose your rhythm or focus. It’s easy to keep procrastinating and to put things off, telling yourself, “I can move this to next week.” Weeks can quickly turn into months, and before you know it, you’ll find yourself completely off course and fall behind.

3. Create Your Dream Team

Once you’ve found a motivated group of people, be sure to keep each other going with support and encouragement. Create incentives and utilize positive reinforcement to inspire and motivate your colleagues to take things a step further.

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4. Track Metrics

5. Don’t Be Afraid to Overreach

If you’re not going to put forth your best effort, then what’s the point of embarking on a new challenge in the first place? In life, failure is inevitable, but it is also our best teacher.