How to Find Time To Start Your Side Gig

plan Jan 22, 2019

One of the main reasons women who work full time have not started a home-based side gig is the concern that they don’t have the time to start and maintain a side business.

It’s understandable how the demands of working a 9 to 5, taking care of a family and handling other life responsibilities can take priority over starting a side gig. However, it’s most common that when someone starts a side gig it is to create more income for their household or to satisfy a dream of starting their own business.

Whatever your reasons for wanting to start a home-based side gig, you must figure out how you can make this happen. Time management is an essential component for getting your business started and with balancing your life overall once the business is launched.

Please don’t let time and planning issues hinder you from making the additional income you desire! Here are some tips to help you create a strategy to help you find time to start your side gig:

  1. Journal your time daily for the next two weeks to see how you spend your time. Hopefully you will see opportunities that exist where you can eliminate or minimize time draining activities.
  2. Identify ways how you can utilize technology to automate some of your daily tasks.
  3. Consider utilizing a scheduling and planning tool to help you organize your most important goals. Then segment them into mini goals to make them even more manageable.
  4. Identify distractions and eliminate them.
  5. Learn how to set boundaries with your time and STICK.TO.THEM.

The end goal with this exercise is to create a plan that you can adjust as needed. It should be realistic for you to be able to maintain it over the long run. You want to be able to control your time and not let it control you!

If you find an hour or two per day that you can use towards starting your side gig, CONGRATULATIONS!!! You are ready to begin the prep work to start your new home-based business.

Always remember, time is valuable and it is up to you to determine how you spend it.

Until next time, keep hustling and let’s get it!

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