Get yourself paid and broaden your skillset with this everyday guide to side hustles The gig economy is growing by leaps and bounds, partly because it’s easier to find a flexible work-life balance. Those of us who don’t want to leave our full-time jobs, however, can still grab a piece of excitement and extra income for ourselves by starting a side hustle. Or you can bundle your own personalized set of side hustles to replace your full-time job and take full control of your professional life. Whether you’re thinking about driving for Uber, developing apps, or starting an online boutique, Side Hustles For Dummies walks you through every step of the way of starting your own side gig. You’ll learn about how to structure your new business and keep records, create backup plans, and steer clear of scams. You’ll also: Find out whether you need investment capital and learn what your new time commitments will be Learn to create a business plan and patch any holes in it before you get started Discover how to incorporate a vibrant side hustle into your already busy life Learn how to adjust your side hustle to meet changes in your personal life and the overall business climateSide hustles are for everyone, from high school and college students to full-time professionals to retirees. If you’ve been looking for an excuse to pursue your latest passion, hobby, or interest—or you’re just in the market for some extra income— Side Hustles For Dummies is the easy-to-read, no-nonsense guide to creating a rewarding and engaging new life.
Take a dive into data lakes “Data lakes” is the latest buzz word in the world of data storage, management, and analysis. Data Lakes For Dummies decodes and demystifies the concept and helps you get a straightforward answer the question: “What exactly is a data lake and do I need one for my business?” Written for an audience of technology decision makers tasked with keeping up with the latest and greatest data options, this book provides the perfect introductory survey of these novel and growing features of the information landscape. It explains how they can help your business, what they can (and can’t) achieve, and what you need to do to create the lake that best suits your particular needs. With a minimum of jargon, prolific tech author and business intelligence consultant Alan Simon explains how data lakes differ from other data storage paradigms. Once you’ve got the background picture, he maps out ways you can add a data lake to your business systems; migrate existing information and switch on the fresh data supply; clean up the product; and open channels to the best intelligence software for to interpreting what you’ve stored. Understand and build data lake architecture Store, clean, and synchronize new and existing data Compare the best data lake vendors Structure raw data and produce usable analytics Whatever your business, data lakes are going to form ever more prominent parts of the information universe every business should have access to. Dive into this book to start exploring the deep competitive advantage they make possible—and make sure your business isn’t left standing on the shore.