Finished thinking up an idea for your brand new side hustle? Already know what skill you’d like to put to good, monetary use? That’s great! But unfortunately, that’s just the easy part of starting up your brand new side job.
The hardest is yet to come, and the second stage of your mission will be to actually find time for your new hustle! It really isn’t as easy as it looks, especially if you have a hectic schedule and a bustling family life.
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So, in order to help you out, here are some tips that’ll make starting up your new niche less of a headache:
1.) Set a schedule for yourself. If you think you can just plop a laptop in front of you during your free and vacant hours and just get to work on your side hustle whenever- you’re wrong. Most of the time, you’re going to be far more tired than you think. Make a schedule wherein you set aside a certain time each day to commit to your side hustle, and be sure to stick with it! Don’t cheat, because your progress will be at risk.
2.) Prioritize. A side hustle is called a SIDE hustle for a reason. Don’t get so caught up in it that you begin to disregard your responsibilities to both your work and your family. Prioritize your primary source of income and personal life first of all, above anything else. A side hustle is a wonderful extra source of income, however, you shouldn’t allow it to take over your entire life. Make sure you’ve got what’s important to you on the very top of your to-do list.
3.) Set your own pace. There’s no need to rush when it comes to side-hustles. Nothing is going to happen if you move at a slower pace than other people- just take your time. Do what comes to you naturally and don’t overwork yourself because that will only lead to negative effects in the long run. Set your own pace wherein you will not be stressed or exhausted, and keep track of your mental and physical health while you’re at it.
4.) Do not compare yourself to others. It might seem tempting to compare yourself with other people who are also starting up their very own side hustles, but it’s best that you don’t. It’s unhealthy and you’ll become obsessed with making sure that you’re doing just as good- if not better- than them. This isn’t a good mindset to have. Side hustles aren’t a race. Just do what feels the best for you and don’t let other people’s progress, be it slow or fast, get in the way.
5.) Breathe in, breathe out. Most importantly, be sure to just take some time in order to sit back and relax. There’s always going to be a free moment where you can just lean back- and breathe. It’s tiring to have to manage a job let alone two! Put your mental state above all else and having a side hustle is going to be a breeze.