Published On: Sat, Feb 1st, 2014

5 Tips To Help You Juggle Your Side Hustle While You Work Full Time

So you’ve decided to start your own business. That is commendable. It takes a lot of dedication and determination to start a business and to keep performing at your best on your day job. You have to know how to manage your time well.

There are things you have to do in life besides work (sleep, eat, spend time with family). These tips will help you learn how to manage your time well while you juggle running a business and being an employee.

  1. Focus On Results
    When you have multiple responsibilities, you can’t afford to appear busy. You don’t have the luxury of scanning Instagram all day. Focus your attention on the activities that will get resultsbusiness woman.

  2. Forget About Multitasking
    The biggest misnomer in time management is that multitasking is an effective way to manage time. The truth of the matter is that you will wind up with several half done projects this way. Follow one course until successful. It is better to have one successful project than several uncompleted ones.

  1. Make An Effort To Eliminate Distractions
    When you are running your side hustle from home while you work full time, your time is precious. Unlike people that are full time entrepreneurs, you don’t have 10 to 12 hours to just work on your business. You have to make the 4 hours that you spend each day on your business count. That means make an effort to eliminate distractions. Turn off the television. Turn off the phone (unless it is a business call). Remove anything that can distract you from accomplishing your goals.

  1. Factor In The Time It Will Take To Do Something When Making Decisions
    Don’t always go with the cheapest option when you are trying to choose options in your business. The cheapest option may mean you have to spend more time in getting the task done.

  1. Don’t Try To Do It All Yourself
    Just because you are in business for yourself doesn’t mean you have to do it by yourself. Delegate as much as you can. Hire a virtual assistant to help you with your business. If you have people that report to you on your day job, delegate as much stuff to them as you can.

Working a full time job and running a business can be a tricky proposition. However, with proper time management skills it can be done. It’s important to have a Plan B. Even if you love your job and are making great money, things can change in an instant. Manage your time well so you can always be able to take care of your family’s financial needs.

Andrea Amir

Andrea Amir

Andrea Amir, the Organizer of Black Women Save, A Savings Movement that will help and encourage 1,000 Black Women Save $1,000 through the Save 1K Challenge.Take the Pledge and Join the Challenge
Andrea is also the founder of Smart Money Chicks. Smart Money Chicks’ goal is help women become financially savvy – and stay that way.
Andrea Amir

About the Author

- Andrea Amir, the Organizer of Black Women Save, A Savings Movement that will help and encourage 1,000 Black Women Save $1,000 through the Save 1K Challenge. Take the Pledge and Join the Challenge Andrea is also the founder of Smart Money Chicks. Smart Money Chicks’ goal is help women become financially savvy – and stay that way.

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  1. Taylor says:

    #2… so true! I’ve gotten stuck in the multi-tasking trap only to end up with anxiety. That’s no way to work. The main thing I’m struggling with while building an online business is shutting it off at night. It can really burn you out if you don’t be careful.

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