Overtime vs. Side Hustle

I’m debating between doing overtime vs. doing my side hustle. Overtime is a sure thing and my side hustle is not.

Overtime pays $27/hr. The rate for my side hustle is $50/hr (if I can land some projects).

I’m almost guaranteed 20hours of overtime per week. Each pay that’s an extra $1080 in the bank.

The side hustle could open doors if I work on building my portfolio again. Right now, I’m working with a prospect who says my rate is reasonable AND he wants me to charge him for consultation, which is the same going rate. It’s still not a sure thing, but if I can land enough of these projects, I’ll be good to keep sailing.

I’m almost thinking about doing overtime until I get enough projects coming in.

What would you do in my situation?