How to Manage a Side-hustle alongside a Full- time employment(8am-5pm job)

Being your own boss is a freedom that most employers yearn to have.With the change in trends most entrepreneurs have sort to serve two masters at ago,(that of being employed and that of having a personal business).So how does one balance between the two? So as to avoid putting more pressure on one entity and leaving the out the other.

This article will,offer possible means on how one can perform in both the two entities without leaving out the other,or without feeling strained.

So What is a side hustle?

side hustle is a way to make some extra cash that allows you flexibility to pursue what you’re most interested in. It can also be your true passion – a chance to delve into fashion, travel or whatever it is you care about the most without quitting your day job.

Here are four ways one can use to maintain his or her side hustle alongside full-time employment:

1.Be Free to Learn Something New

Have a side hustle that benefits you both financially,social-wise and knowledge-wise.It is good to be open minded so as to learn something new.This information could be helpful to you the entrepreneur as you can use it , to add to your professionalism during the 8am to 5pm work hours. Above  all have a sacrificing heart,this will make you achieve a lot in both  your work area and your hustle,you can do away with nights outs to expand your business.Or weekend hangouts for full servicing at your hustle.

2.Focus and Prioritize

It is good to set goals for both your hustle and your work. In order for you to perform well at both entities it is good to set goals prior to time.Having set goals will guide you to know when to take action for both your work and the hustle.One will also minimize on procrastination and grape vine .It will help the individual to be more productive

3.Time Discipline

learn how to use limited time to your advantage.In this case, one should familiarize themselves with the Parkinson’s law,this is the idea that work expands to fill the time available for its completion.Entrepreneurs should avoid giving the excuse of limited time,instead  work on the little time you have to achieve what you can,or what is necessary.Time yourself to see how much task you can complete in an hour.Get to account for your time schedule ,be honest with your self ,because the bigger picture is to see both your business and work flourish.

4.Allow Flexibility

Engage your self in a side hustle that is flexible,as much as your availability on it is concerned. For starters do a side-hustle  that will work out at any time you are out from work,maybe early mornings,lunch hour,at night,over the weekend.So that it doesn’t affect your work timetable.The reality being, everyone experiences busy weeks and slow weeks. In case of a slow week, dive into your side hustle. If it’s a busy week, don’t be afraid to take a breather.You could also set aside your leave days for your side hustle.

As a media practitioner I tend to ask questions for clarity.On my few Uber rides ,I  came across an Uber driver who shared to me  his working hours on Uber ,to be early mornings and late evenings,so I asked him why does he not work during the day?With his good customer care services he replied that, during the day he is an accountant at Commercial Bank of Africa  (CBA bank)  from 8am to 5pm. With my curiosity,I then asked how does he balance between the two?his appealing response was, he is on Uber from 5am t0 7am then from 6pm to 9pm on weekdays and over the weekends,he now works during the day from 7am to 6pm. I was thrived by how he handles his side hustle and work,to be productive on both ends, and how he has applied all the above principles to make sure he balances between the two entities and above all giving his best to all.

It is good to find a pocket of time to work on your side hustle,the need is to create extra cash besides employment.A side-hustle will make an individual to grow their own business and build a brand for themselves.Sometimes the skills you do and learn at work will help you to maximize more on your business.

 

 

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