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Side Hustle Quiz For Nurses: Find The Perfect Side Gig That Fits You

How It All Started

Side hustles, everyone seems to want one.

Over the past three weeks, I’ve had five folks – from different parts of the world – hit me up with the same thing:

They’re thinking of trying something new outside of healthcare for different reasons- additional income, the stress at work is too much, they want to see how they can monetize their talents or interests.

Yep, side hustles.

These aren’t random people, either. They’re old classmates and buddies I’ve worked with, and they’ve been in the healthcare game for anywhere from 3 years to 14 years. 

Somehow, word got around that I’ve been trying out some cool stuff beyond nursing.

Indeed, I’ve been into online shops, some freelance gigs, promoting products, writing stuff for others, and now, this whole blogging adventure.

I’m into this side hustle thing too.

Now, I could chat their ears off about all these cool online things I’ve been doing, but since they’re kinda new to the whole online biz scene, I thought we’d start simple. 

First things first, let’s talk about what they’re into – because, let’s face it, liking what you do on the side is super important.

And just for fun (and maybe a little insight), I whipped up this quiz!

So here’s the thing: while I made this with my nurse buddies in mind, it’s really for anyone in healthcare, and heck, anyone else curious enough to give it a go. 

The goal? Dig up those passions you might’ve forgotten about and see if there’s a side hustle in there that feels just right for you.

Whether you’re a nurse, working somewhere in healthcare, or just someone looking to mix things up, this fun quiz is all about pointing you in the right direction. 

Ready to see what side gig might be your jam? Let’s do this!

How To Take The Quiz


  1. Answer each question honestly – there are no right or wrong answers!
  2. Choose the response that best resonates with you based on your personal preferences, skills, and interests
  3. At the end of the quiz, tally your points to reveal the ideal side hustle for your personality and situation.


  1. How would you describe your tech-savviness?
  • I live for tech stuff! (3 points)
  • I’m decent; I know my way around. (2 points)
  • I know how to send an email. (1 point)
  • I spend hours on a simple computer task that others find easy, breezy. (0 points)
  1. Which best describes your preferred working style?
  • Team player – I thrive in groups. (3 points)
  • I can work in a group or solo – flexible is my middle name! (2 points)
  • Prefer solo but can team up if needed. (1 point)
  • Lone wolf all the way! (0 points) 

     3. How many hours a week can you dedicate to a side hustle?

  • Over 20 hours: I’m all in! (3 points)
  • 10-20 hours: I can squeeze in some solid time. (2 points)
  • 5-10 hours: A bit here and there. (1 point)
  • Less than 5 hours: Only in my free moments. (0 points)

     4. Which appeals to you more?

(Creating content: This means writing articles, blogs, making videos, etc. Consulting/advising: Offering expert advice based on your skills and experience.)

  • Creating content (3 points)
  • Consulting/advising (2 points)
  • Teaching/training (1 point)
  • Selling products (0 points)

     5. What’s your primary motivation for a side hustle?

  • Extra income (3 points)
  • Learning new skills (2 points)
  • Networking (1 point)
  • Exploring a passion (0 points)

    6. How comfortable are you with public speaking or presentations?

  • I could talk in front of an audience all day long! (3 points)
  • I get a bit nervous but can handle it. (2 points)
  • Only if I really have to. (1 point)
  • I’d rather pee my pants. (0 points)

     7. Which best describes your risk tolerance when it comes to investments (time, money)?

  • It takes money to make money! (3 points)
  • I’m cautious but open to some risks. (2 points)
  • I stick to what I know. (1 point)
  • My mattress is my bank. (0 points)

     8. How do you feel about sales and marketing?

  • Sell ice to Eskimos? Challenge accepted! (3 points)
  • I’m okay, but it’s not my passion. (2 points)
  • Only if the product really resonates with me. (1 point)
  • Sales? No, thanks. (0 points)

     9. Which of these skills or hobbies resonate with you the most?

  • Writing or blogging. (3 points)
  • Event planning or organizing. (2 points)
  • Crafts or DIY projects. (1 point)
  • Digital design or photography. (0 points)

    10. How important is it for your side gig to be related to the nursing (or your field)?

  • Very important – I want to use my professional skills! (3 points)
  • It’d be a plus but not mandatory. (2 points)
  • Neutral – I’m open to anything. (1 point)
  • I want something totally different! (0 points)

  11. Would you prefer your side hustle to be online or offline?

  • Totally online – I love the digital world! (3 points)
  • A mix of both would be ideal. (2 points)
  • Mostly offline, maybe a bit online. (1 point)
  • I prefer face-to-face interactions. (0 points)

   12. Do you have any experience with e-commerce or selling products?

  • A lot of experience (3 points)
  • Some experience (2 points)
  • No experience (1 point)

    13.  How do you feel about managing and organizing events?

  • I’m the life of the party and a great planner! (3 points)
  • I can do it but prefer smaller gatherings. (2 points)
  • Only if it’s a really small event. (1 point)
  • I’d rather attend than organize. (0 points)

    14. How comfortable are you with financial management and budgeting?

  • I live and breathe financial management! (3 points)
  • I’ve heard people talk about it. (2 points)
  • I’ve set a budget a few times. (1 point)
  • Budgeting? What’s that? (0 points)

     15. What’s more important to you in a side hustle?

  • Potential for high income. (3 points)
  • Flexibility in hours and commitment. (2 points)
  • Personal satisfaction and passion. (1 point)
  • Low startup costs. (0 points)

Interpreting Your Results

Tally up your points.

36-45 points: Tech-Driven and High Engagement

You’re ready for a tech-driven or high-engagement side hustle! With your skills and dedication, you could thrive in content creation, digital marketing, or e-commerce. Check out opportunities in blogging, vlogging, or even starting an online store.

26-35 points: Balanced Personal and Professional Pursuits

You might be looking for something that offers a good balance between your professional skills and personal passions. Consulting or teaching, especially within the healthcare niche (or whatever field you’re in), could be your thing. Platforms like Udemy or Skillshare might be good places to start.

16-25 points: Hands-On & Interpersonal

With your preferences, something more hands-on or interpersonal might be best. Consider offline ventures such as event planning, personal training, or workshops related to healthcare topics (or your area of interest or expertise).

0-15 points: Familiar Territories and Face-to-Face

You seem to prefer low-risk, familiar territories, or face-to-face interactions. Local opportunities, crafts, or direct sales could be the way to go. Consider opportunities like Tupperware, or even a local crafting class.

So what’s your score? Did the quiz help you zero in on possible interests you could turn into a side hustle?

Here is another quiz for you to consider. It would be fun to compare the results from the two quizzes.

You’re welcome.

What’s Next? Taking Action On Your Side Hustle Ideas

Ready to dive deep into your ideal side hustle? 

Don’t stop here! Use this insight as a stepping stone and conduct further research. Join forums, connect with professionals in the field, and keep exploring. 

The world is full of opportunities, and with your unique skills and passions, you’re bound to find the perfect fit!

Remember, this quiz is a starting point. As you grow and evolve, so might your side hustle interests and capacities. 

Stay flexible, stay curious, and most importantly, have fun exploring new avenues of income and passion!

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