How to Balance Your Hobby or Side Hustle with Your Job

It's no secret that more and more people are working side hustles these days. In fact, according to a recent study, nearly one in three Americans have a side hustle. If you're one of those people, you may be wondering how to balance your side hustle with your job. Here are a few tips to help you strike the perfect balance.

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Khaleel Haji

1. Make Time for Your Side Hustle 

One of the most important things you can do if you want to balance your side hustle with your job is to make time for your side hustle. Just like your job, your side hustle is important and deserves your attention. Make an effort to map out a schedule that you feel is sustainable and make adjustments as you see fit as you blend it into your day-to-day. Even carving out an hour or two every day can help you make serious progress. This might require you to wake up early to tackle your passions in the morning undisturbed or even at night if you are a night owl. Ensure that you are getting enough sleep though as lack of sleep can degrade the quality of your work, and can be unsustainable in the long term.

2. Automate 

If you want to balance your side hustle with your job, you need to be organized and you should automate or outsource any time-intensive jobs. For example, you may have the time to write a lengthy script for a video, but you don’t for the actual voiceover. Using platforms like Fiverr and Upwork, you can find a freelancer to help you no matter your budget. This can help you save time overall, helping you become more efficient with the time you do have, while not interfering with your job.

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3. Don't Spread Yourself Too Thin 

It's important to remember that you can only do so much. If you try to do too much, you'll likely end up spreading yourself too thin and not doing any of it well. When it comes to balancing your side hustle with your job, less is more. Choose one or two things that are most important to you and focus on those. You'll be happier and more successful in the long run.

4. Set Boundaries 

Last but not least, if you want to balance your side hustle with your job, you need to set boundaries. This means knowing when to say no and not letting yourself get too overwhelmed. It's okay to say no to something if it means being able to focus on what's most important to you. Setting boundaries will help ensure that you don't burn out and that your side hustle doesn't take over your life. 

Balancing a side hustle with a full-time job can be tough, but it's not impossible. There are many success stories out there that started with balancing both. 

Follow the above tips and see how they work for you, and remember you can always customize and tailor your approach to something that fits your lifestyle better.

Balancing your hobby and side hustle with your job can be stressful, but these tips above will help you on your way to making headway on them while balancing your day-to-day responsibilities.

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