10 Ways to Balance your Side Hustle with Your 9-5 Job

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10 Ways to Balance your Side Hustle with Your 9-5 Job

Having a balance between your side hustle and a 9-5 job is necessary for sustainability. 51% of full-time employees in the U.S have experienced burnout more than once because of poor work-life balance. In this article, I’ll share insight into achieving stability on your side hustle while keeping a full-time job.

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Key Highlights

🎯 Always try setting and visualizing your goals.

🎯 Everything in your life should have its own time and place.

🎯 Being positive and flexible will help you maneuver things you don’t expect.

🎯 When you have a schedule, you know when to focus on a particular task.

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1. Master Your Side Hustle

10 Ways to Balance your Side Hustle with Your 9-5 Job

Not fully understanding your side hustle is the biggest mistake. This mistake is common among newbies and some professionals.

A side hustle is just like your daily job. You need to understand everything about it to excel. It’s possible to get tempted to collect projects we know we are not qualified to do. We sometimes agree to a deadline that will put a lot of stress.

Understanding your side hustle is not only important, but it is key to being successful and having a work-life balance.

2. Set Daily Goals

10 Ways to Balance your Side Hustle with Your 9-5 Job

The best way to make all your task get completed for that day, try setting and visualizing your goals. Make sure each goal is simple enough to be completed. Your goals should be realistic and achievable.

When you wake up in the morning, think of all the tasks you need to get done for that day and separate them into Important and Urgent. Make sure all your Urgent tasks get completed fast before moving to the Important ones.

3. Set Your Priorities

10 Ways to Balance your Side Hustle with Your 9-5 Job

There are many things we can not manage. Our priorities are one thing we can control.

Everything in your life should have its own time and place. Have time for friends, relaxing, working, family, and in your case, side hustle.

If you guggle a lot of tasks daily, learning to prioritize becomes your best ally. When it’s time for work, make sure you work, and when it’s time for the family, be with your family.

4. Stay Organized

10 Ways to Balance your Side Hustle with Your 9-5 Job

An easy way to keep balance is to stay organized. When you have a side hustle, it’s normal for so many things to require your attention. You will have many demands, priorities, and deadlines.

The best way to stay on top of things is to stay organized.

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Fortunately for you, they are tools to help you. You can combine apps like a calendar app, notetaking app, and Evernote to get started. If your side hustle requires two or more people, you can use apps like Slack for team management and collaboration.

5. Outsource Some Tasks

10 Ways to Balance your Side Hustle with Your 9-5 Job

If you want to maximize your earnings on the little time you have, then try outsourcing some of your work. You may think that means you earn less, but you will be wrong. With more time to spear, you could use it for something else or collect for gigs.

The best way to manage your life is to outsource and delegate as much work as you can.

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You can also use automation tools to save you time on simple tasks like emailing, sending messages, or scheduling.

If there is one thing you should remember is to be realistic with your time. Being realistic makes you show up at all times and ready for anything.

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6. Create a Daily Work Schedule

10 Ways to Balance your Side Hustle with Your 9-5 Job

Time management is crucial when balancing your side hustle and day job. Not only should you have you be aware of time, but you should also have a routine. Having a schedule with proper time management will set your side hustle for success. It helps you stay on track.

When you have a schedule, you know when to focus on a particular task.

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For example, when you are going to work, you are not really busy. You can schedule this time for simple tasks like answering emails and answering direct messages.

7. Stay Positive in Your Mind

10 Ways to Balance your Side Hustle with Your 9-5 Job

It goes without saying; we should always stay positive. Positivity and flexibility can help us have some mental balance even when everything seems to be falling apart.

Maintaining good mental health is necessary. When things are not going according to plan(trust me, some days are like that) if, you panic or feel depressed, you could ruin your balance for that whole day.

Being positive and flexible will help you maneuver things you don’t expect.

8. Avoid Burnout

10 Ways to Balance your Side Hustle with Your 9-5 Job

Burnout is a grave problem for people with a full-time job and a side hustle. We have just 24 hours and about 10-12 hours already gone in sleeping, talking, eating, going, and coming back from work. Another 8 hours goes into your 9 to five job. You now have 4-6 hours left in a day. If you don’t prioritize and manage your time well, you will likely burn out.

When you start to get tired every time, working late hours and rushing your work to meet deadlines, it means you are burning yourself out.

9. Create Boundaries

10 Ways to Balance your Side Hustle with Your 9-5 Job

There is a clear difference between your side hustle and your 9 to 5 job. The people who work with you during your 9 to 5 job and your side hustle should be aware of where your focus is at that current time.

Make sure your side hustle and your job don’t overlap themselves; it can disrupt your workflow. Create enough time for your job and side hustle to complete your work successfully.

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10. Know Your Worth

10 Ways to Balance your Side Hustle with Your 9-5 Job

When it comes to your worth, you have to be aggressive at this or, you will undervalue yourself. Because people charge a lower amount doesn’t for a particular gig doesn’t mean you have to do the same.

There is a quote that goes like this, “You do not pay me for an hour. You pay for the amount of effort I have put into being this good. This statement is so true.

Evaluate your work according to the value you provide. If you go the extra mile for clients, then charge for that extra mile. Most people charge too low for their work and earn less for their effort, which leads to burnout or depression.

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Final Thoughts

There is no magic available for balance between your side hustle and your full-time job. It takes planning and quality decision-making. No matter how many hours you spend on your side hustle daily, these strategies above will help you achieve the balance needed between your full-time job and your side hustle.

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