Having a full-time job and running a few businesses on the side can be quite a challenge. I have; a 9-5 job, I run this blog, I am growing my Instagram account, I run a Poshmark closet, and I own an event and wedding planning business. All while being a wife to my husband and being a mom to my Rottweiler baby and my siamese cat. For today’s Work it Wednesday, I am going to be sharing a few tips with you that can help you work while you work.
Tip 1. Wake up early
Waking up an hour earlier each day can give you the extra time that is needed to finish that blog post or post inventory that you didn’t have time to do the night before.
Tip 2. Have a daily routine
Having a daily routine will help to stay organized and make time after work for your business that you are hoping to leave your 9-5 for.
Tip 3. Set Goals
I know that I am repetitive with this tip, but I am going to share it again. Set goals for yourself. Setting goals will keep you on track, with a full-time job, getting side tracked is a very easy thing to do.
Tip 4. Make time for your future business
Utilize every break that you have. Instead of playing Uno after lunch, pull out your laptop and get those e-mails out. Post to your business Facebook or Instagram. If you are a PoshBabe, share those clothes on Poshmark and figure out a way to make that sale. If you are trying to break 1 million Instagram followers, make sure that you use your 15-minute break to reply to every single comment. whatever you can to make that extra dollar while you are not getting paid for that one-hour lunch break.
Tip 5. Set timers
Setting timers will also help to manage your time correctly. Give your self only so much time in the morning to do your makeup. Have a timer set for cleaning the house, that way you don’t stay up all night cleaning and getting carried away. Set a timer for daily meditation and affirmations. Saving time will help you succeed, remember, you have the same amount of hours in a day as Beyonce.
Tip 6. Keep a journal
Having a journal with you at your 9-5 is perfect for jotting down all of your business ideas. This tip is perfect for those that have the best ideas during very random times throughout the day.
Tip 7. Take a day off
Allow yourself a day off, if not, you will get burnt out fast.
Well, there you have it! 7 of my biggest tips for running a business while you have a full-time job. It can get hard at times, but just keep chugging along. You didn’t get this far, only to get this far.