We get it – when you have a full-time 9-5, the last thing you want to do is throw yourself into more work when you have free time. But, it just so happens that all the extra work you do on the side is actually what is going to help transition you from a full-time worker to working full-time for yourself.
Here, are the best ways to pencil in time for your side hustle when you have a 9-5.
Pencil In Small Moments Of Work
If there was ever a time to reschedule weekend plans with friends – it’s now. When you’re free on the weekends this is the best time to get into the mindset of dedicating this “free” time to your side hustle. The amount of work you can get done in two days will benefit you in the future. You’d be surprised at how many 8-figure businesses have been built on the weekends.
Social media can either make or break your progress when you’re trying to build your side hustle. If you're spending a few minutes a day to gain inspiration and to see what’s trending or going viral – great. But if you’re spending mindless hours scrolling just to keep yourself busy then it’s time to switch up your habits. Instead of scrolling, use this time to plan your next moves. Make a checklist of what needs to be done and create deadlines for yourself to stay on track.
There’s one thing smart business women always know how to do – and that’s delegate tasks. If you can outsource work that you just don't have the capacity to do yourself at the time, then absolutely do it. Websites like Fiverr can connect you with some of the most amazing talent for a reasonable price. Think copywriters, graphic designers, marketing experts, and more. This is definitely the place to put your money where your mouth is.
Growing your side hustle takes time, but once it’s up and running then it will be able to grow organically because you were able to put the work in now. So, do yourself a favor and grind for a little bit so, in the long run, you can relax as much as you want to.