How To Choose A Side Project

“Side projects work best when they live at the interaction of ‘Things you enjoy’ and ‘Things that help you practice a marketable skill.’”

These days it seems like everybody’s got a side project — especially if you’re one of The Interested.

Facebook product design VP Julie Zhuo offers advice on how to choose the right side project and ensure you get value out of the time and effort you put into it.

She explains why your side project doesn’t have to be something original, why it should lead to development of a marketable skill, and why your side project doesn’t need to relate to your career.