Many people start their own business as a side hustle at the same time as continuing to stay at their day jobs. For many, the goal is to eventually leave their day job, whereas others like to earn money from a hobby as some extra cash. Whichever your goal is, it can be tough to juggle a side hustle with a day job. It can feel as though you are working all the time with no end in sight. A side hustle isn’t easy, but it can be worth it if you get your business up and running. Here are some ways you can juggle a side business with your day job without getting burned out.
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Remember that it can be temporary
With the internet, it’s now entirely possible to have a fully-fledged business in just a few years. This means that you may need to give up your leisure time for a short while in order to focus on your side business. You might find that you’re working your regular hours in your day job, and then spending your off-hours working on your side business idea or studying new skills like a guide to jamstack. This might seem hard while you’re doing it but try to keep in mind that it is only temporary if your plan is to make your business your sole income.
Follow the money
Focus on making money from the start. A lot of new business owners get this wrong and put out their work on a consistent basis for years and assume the money will come their way by itself. A lot of people don’t understand how to monetize their work. To focus more on the money, think about the value that you provide in exchange for money. How is your offering a solution to someone else’s problem? If you concentrate on this, then you can save a lot of time, energy, and trouble, and see results much sooner.
Find a mentor
In the early days of your business, you will probably follow a lot of people online. The problem here is that there are a lot of ways to run a business, and not every option will work for you. This can leave you confused and overwhelmed with options. Stop listening to anyone and everyone. Be more selective about who you take advice from, then try to find better help. The best way to get where you want to go is to find a mentor or a coach. Even when you are more experienced, a mentor can help you at times of change in your business.
Focus on self-care
The time spent working on both a day job and a side hustle can be tough and you can easily become burnt out. To avoid this, you must incorporate some form of self-care in your routine. For example, you could make time to go to the gym or a yoga class. Make time for your family and make sure you are getting enough sleep, and taking occasional breaks.
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