Side Hustle Time Management
You’ve decided to start a Side Hustle, but you’re wondering how you’re going to fit it
into your schedule with your full-time job, social and personal obligations, plus
anything else that fills your calendar. Believe it or not, it is possible to fit a Side Hustle
into an already busy schedule. You just need a little bit of help planning your week.
What Hours are You Planning to Work?
The very first thing you must do is determine what your working hours will be for your
side hustle. You can ask these questions:
- How many hours will I dedicate per week?
- Am I working before or after my regular job?
Answering these questions is a big step in scheduling your work week with your side
hustle. If you are working with clients, you’ll also need to consider what their deadlines
are and schedule accordingly
Give Yourself a Buffer
When you are scheduling, make sure that you give yourself a buffer. That is, consider
setting your deadline a day or two earlier on your calendar so that you can be sure that
you are able to meet it.
Plus, if you do meet the earlier deadline, it reflects well on you with your clients and if
something happens, that keeps you from meeting the deadline, you have a little bit of
Structure Your Day/Week
Once you know how much time you’re going to invest and when you’re going to do it,
as well as client deadlines, you can start to build your day and week. There are 3 things
to keep in mind here:
- Time blocking: block out time that you will be working on your side hustle. You
can set it up in blocks of 60 minutes or whatever works for you. This way, you
remember to take breaks and don’t get too wrapped up in work.
- Batching: this refers to working on same or similar tasks within your blocks of
time so that you don’t have to redirect your focus. This will help you increase
- Scheduling: this is where you take those deadlines and input them into your
calendar. This way, you can look at it and see what deadlines are coming up.
You might also want to input a checklist so that you can check things off as you
get them completed.
When you decide that you want to take on a side hustle, you have to determine how
you are going to fit it in with your regular obligations and responsibilities. These tips
can help you plan your week with an online side hustle.