In this blog, you’re going to learn how you can easily juggle your day job along with your side hustle. Here are my top tips:
- Have a solid plan in place
Even the best-laid plans can go a little pear shaped. How much more if you don’t plan at all? You’re going to find it extremely hard to succeed!
For best results, you should ideally have a short-term goal and a long-term goal. For your short-term goals, you can plan out your week or your month. Then for long-term goals, think about where you want your side hustle to be in 3 years or 5 years. Do you think you’ll be leaving your job by then? If yes, then make it into one of your long-term goals.
For every milestone you achieve, reward yourself. After all, it’s not easy working on a side business when you’ve got a full-time day job, too!
- It’s all about time management
Let’s face it – having a side hustle along with a full-time job may leave you bone-tired at the end of the day, and that’s without even factoring in kids and family. But if you’re looking to make both jobs work, then know that it’s very much possible. You just need to know how to manage your time.
For example, if you work from 9am to 5pm, you can factor in time before or after your shift to work on your side hustle. Say, you can work from 7:30pm to 10:30pm on your side job. And then on weekends, you can work on your side business the whole day if you like. Whatever little pockets of time you can fit in around the kids, so whether its when they are napping, or tucked up safely for the night, or maybe even when you are sitting around waiting at dance rehearsals.
- Learn to make sacrifices
Whether you like it or not, you will be making sacrifices. You may need to cut down on some of your favorite things to do on your days off. Previously, your weekends may have been dedicated to Netflix-binges or partying with friends. While you don’t need to transform into a total bore, you may need to seriously cut back on the fun stuff, and you know, focus on adulting and working on your side hustle! It won’t be forever, but if you are serious about getting your side hustle off the ground, it’s a must!
- Save your additional income
You’re free to do whatever you want with your extra money, it’s YOUR money and you are a grown ass woman. However, if you want to feel like you’re actually doing something good with your life, then it’s best to save up income from your side hustle. You can also look into making your money work for you by investing in a variety in stocks and bonds, or simply putting it away for a college fund for the kids or rainy day fund.
For more advice on getting your side hustle off the ground while still working full time then check out my FREE guide “5 Steps To Creating Your Side Hustle While Still Working Full Time”.