I've been toying around the idea of starting a graphic design side hustle. I currently work in a rock quarry that is about a two-hour roundtrip daily drive for me. I have been volunteering at my church with the Media team. I have purchased an Adobe CC subscription and have been going through as many tutorials as I can. I used to design and build personal websites, but that was back in the mid-90's. I am looking for any insight, advice, or knowledge on where to start with graphic design for a side hustle. Any help is appreciated. Thank you.
Does your church need any design work or a web site? Anything that you can do for them can be used to build a portfolio to build up some street credibility so that others will know what your capable of will help you as you look for work.
Even if they don't 'need' anything directly you could think of them as a client and create self-assignments using the techniques you've learned doing the tutorials.
Take your favorite tutorial and come up with a project from start to finish.
Hope this helps you to get started with building a portfolio. By the way - take a look at behance.com and portfolio.com - both are included in your subscription.