How To Manage Your 9-5 & Side Hustle

For the majority of us who have entrepreneurial aspirations, but may not have the capital to start our own business without taking out a loan or borrowing from a family member. Often times the best option is to have a side a hustle. A side hustle provides an extra source of income that many of us need in today’s society where the cost of living goes up yearly. Although the idea of a side hustle is promising it leaves us with the duty of juggling our full-time job and other responsibilities with the extra work of a side hustle.

While finding the perfect balance between your side hustle and your full-time job there are a number of things you can do to manage your side hustle to avoid the always looming burnout. Here are a few tips and methods to manage your side hustle.

1. Set an End Goal – With any goal we need to have a destination on where we see ourselves throughout the whole process of our goal. Setting an end or short-term goal with side hustling is beneficial to keeping your goal at the forefront of your mind.

2. Work/life balance – When we have a side hustle having work life balance can be a difficult task. In any entrepreneurial endeavor, our business becomes integrated into our lives and we’ll find that our brain will always be buzzing with ideas. However, it’s always important to take some time to relax and give your brain a break. Rather its watching your favorite TV show, hanging out with friends/family or listen to relaxing music we all need time for balance.

3. Sacrifice & Prioritize – Generally, when you add extra work hours to your schedule usually you have to sacrifice something in your life. Rather it be binge watching shows on Netflix, hanging out with friends or spending countless hours on social media scrolling. These few sacrifices will help you gain back more time and energy to side hustle to balance things out.

4. Don’t listen to the Naysayers – No matter what we do in life there will be people who want to see you fail or simply just don’t believe you can achieve your goal. Often times, people who might be closes to you may not believe in your vision. Sometimes reflecting their own fears onto you by dismissing your goals. In the end, we have to learn to not let other people words affect us.

Final Thoughts

Ultimately if your goal is to be a full-time entrepreneur you have to look at your 9-5 as a means to an end. Whether we enjoy our job or not we have to take advantage of the opportunity to be able to have the security of a 9-5, but still have the opportunity to follow our dreams. A wise woman once told me “Even though I might work 40 hours on my job… and only work about 20 hours on my dreams… I’ve trained my mind to keep my entrepreneur endeavors at the forefront of my mind.”

What is your side hustle goals for the remainder of the year? How do you manage your side hustle and your 9-5? Comment below & if you liked this article please share!

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About Jay Colby

Some would categorize me as an entrepreneur, life coach, son, friend and all of the above. I’m just another person trying to find my way in this world. Until recently, I was unsure what my path in this life would consist of. Like many others I was between I know what I want to do but not sure if that’s what I’m supposed to do. I am currently finishing my degree in something that has nothing to do with becoming a writer or entrepreneur so automatically it qualifies me to become one right! Follow me as I go through this journey called life to impact and encourage one person at a time.
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20 Responses to How To Manage Your 9-5 & Side Hustle

  1. CLEvangelism says:

    I may sound like a naysayer, but I also became a full-time freelance writer and editor in 2013. If you have a full-time job, APPRECIATE IT. (No) thanks to Obamacare, many employers stopped hiring full-time employees, so they can avoid paying for health insurance. Working from home in your jammies sounds nice, but the stability of a recurring paycheck is better. Trust me.

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  2. Yes, stay away fro the naysayers for sure. Great post Jay.

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  3. Useful post thanks for sharing

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  4. Kobby says:

    I quit my 9-5 some time back to focus on my dreams. What i did was to invest in treasury bills and my investment grew to a preety good amount. So when i was large enough i left my toxic job to focus on my dreams. I have set my end goal and I’m working on my work-life balance as well. Thanks for sharing!

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  5. Yea i feel as though all that time we spend on “pointless” things such a social media or netflix we can use towards our side hustle or bettering ourselfs. Its only 24 hours in a day how are we using that time to better our lives and situation?

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  6. akucbol says:

    I like that quote a lot!

    Something that helps me is having a clear schedule for before and after work. That way I can effectively allocate my time to the important activities everyday, which means I am still progressing towards my entrepreneurial dreams every single day!

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  7. daniellepate says:

    Check out the food delivery apps. I do those on the side. You work literally whenever you want as long as you do like one a month to stay active.

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  8. I have no goals just yet even though I am starting to make money off the blog. It would be my own little entrepreneurial activity ^^I absolutely agree with all your points, especially the last one. Don’t listen to negative people

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  9. It can be so tricky to balance your full time job and any side jobs. I have found it difficult to do.

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  10. You offer a great list of tips for those with entrepreneurial dreams. Finding a balance is definitely one tip priority.

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  11. confettiandbliss says:

    You remind me of my daughter Ashley. Like you, she is the master of the side hustle. To make things work you need organization, drive and lots of pep! And it helps to have a family that roots for you and your dreams. Go get it girl!

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  12. confettiandbliss says:

    You remind me of my daughter Ashley. Like you, she is the master of the side hustle. To make things work you need organization, drive and lots of pep! And it helps to have a family that roots for you and your dreams. Go get it!

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  13. Ophelia says:

    I love your post a lot. We should always see every opportunities as a means to our dream, such as having a career in blogging. Thanks for sharing.

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  14. This is a good read. My only goal now is to maintain and keep my blog rolling.

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  15. Amila says:

    Don’t listen to the Naysayers.This is my best tips from this list.Yes,people ave different ideas.Some of them don’t know that we can take big challenges.Few years ago I worked full time,I stil could manage my job and household activities.Now I work from home while taking care of the kid.Still these are helpful tips for those who are even freelancers.

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  16. urbansoulalchemy2013 says:

    Great list! I have no trouble with the first two points, but the last two is where I need to nail some things down.

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  17. fashionmommywm says:

    Work/life balance is so important, not just for you but those around you too. I’m so glad you highlighted this.

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  18. Vany says:

    Work/life balance must be my biggest challenge. I try to do so many things all at once that sometimes I don’t know what to do with myself.

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