Here are the top tips:
- Have 2 Goals in place - 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 and work towards it.
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. 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 5:30pm to 10:30pm on your side job. And then on weekends, you can work on your side business the whole day if you like. Try using a productivity planner to help.
- 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!
- Save your additional income - You’re free to do whatever you want with your extra money. 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. Use a “side hustle budget planner” to help sort your finances and put something aside.
You can also look into making your money work for you by investing in a variety of financial instruments like stocks and bonds.
Check you later hustlers!
Iolande V. Argent,
Your branding senior side hustle solutionspreneur
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