Having a day job and a steady income is nice and might be the dream for most people. However, some want more than a 9 to 5 job and would like to start up something that they have far more interest in – such as a side hustle.
A side hustle, as you know, can be any form of business that you do on the side separate from your actual job. It is a source of extra income, so who wouldn’t want that?
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Unfortunately, bosses don’t like having their employees get side hustles. It isn’t uncommon for an employer to fire an employee for having a source of additional income. You don’t want this to happen to you, of course, so here are some tips that’ll help you manage both your side hustle and day job without getting fired, or sacrificing one or the other.
1.) Don’t advertise within the workplace – As tempting as it might seem to advertise and sell your side hustle to your office mates and co-workers, doing such really isn’t advisable. If your boss catches you doing this, it will look like you don’t care about your work to the point that you bring your side hustle into it. Even though advertising and networking are important, try and keep it out of your day job- for your own sake.
2.) Know your priorities – Make sure you have all of your priorities set straight. You can’t abandon your day job for your side hustle because your side hustle isn’t going to support you financially- unlike your 9 to 5 job does. Focus on what you need the most and place most of your efforts on it. Your side hustle is called a side hustle for a reason, as stated before. This means that it can wait.
3.) Limit your social media sharing – Social media is a great tool for advertising businesses and side hustles because of the wide reach it can accommodate. If you have your co-workers or bosses added on sites like Facebook, then it might be smart to limit your social media sharing because it is possible people from the workplace will see you as not devoted to your job. Share online- but make sure you are discreet with your co-workers.
4.) Work hard – If you’re good at your job, your employer isn’t going to see any valid reason to terminate you from your position. Work hard, make sure you submit deadlines and papers on time, and do everything your boss requires of you. This will show that you are more than capable of handling anything they throw at you and are skilled for your given position.
5.) Don’t side hustle while at work – This is a no-brainer. Do not engage in anything that involves your side hustle while you’re in the workplace or office, be it checking emails or social media related to your secondary source of income or using the computer for non-work-related purposes. Sometimes, internet history is monitored by companies. Even using your phone to work on your side hustle is a no-go, because you never know…maybe somebody is looking over your shoulder and waiting to snitch.
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