Do you want to learn new skills, earn extra money, or possibly turn your side hustle into a full-time job?
If so, today’s post is going to help you create a side hustle work schedule so you can maximize your earnings and success.
Do you not have a side hustle yet? Read this post here.
You will learn:
- How to create a side hustle work schedule
- How to find a side hustle best for you
- Side hustles you can start today
- Free tips and resources for getting started on a side hustle
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How To Create A Side Hustle Work Schedule (While Working Full-Time)
Track every minute for 1 full day
Let’s find out how much free time you really have. That’s why I recommend tracking a regular day to see where you’re spending time. You should include everything in your day of tracking, even if it includes sitting on your toilet on a phone for 30 minutes (yep, I went there).
This will give a realistic view on how you’re spending your time so you can see where you can make adjustments. Once you have more time cleared up and using your time intentionally, you’ll have more time for a side hustle.
This task might be the hardest part of creating a side hustle work schedule because it’s a a reality check for some of us, but it’s also the most important. Don’t skip this step.
Take a look at your current schedule
Now that you have your current schedule in place, you can fit in time for a side hustle.
For example, maybe at night you watch TV from 9pm-11pm. Instead of doing that, you could go to sleep at 9PM and wake up at at 5AM to work on your side hustle. You could work on your side hustle from 5AM-8AM until you start your full-time job.
Depending on what kind of side hustle you have and what you want your side hustle to become, you should consider treating it like a real job. So if you put down “5AM-8AM work on side hustle”, you should show up and work on your side hustle from 5AM-8AM.
I recommend having a full-time job + side hustle planner so you can plan out times and tasks for your side hustle all in one place.
For example, if you sell dog treats that you create from your home kitchen, you could show up from 5AM-8AM creating dog treats. Or if you created and sold printables on Etsy, you could work on your side hustle from 6PM-8PM at night.
If you’re already on a tight schedule, eliminating distractions is mandatory.
Here are some of my best tips I personally use for eliminating distractions:
- Write a list the night before of all the things you want to get done on your side hustle the next day
- Put your phone on night mode when you’re working on your side hustle (if possible)
- If your side hustle is at home on a computer, clean up your environment and create a clutter-free workspace
- Close unnecessary tabs on your computer and only have mandatory tabs open
- Work in your office if you have one to eliminate people and noises
Pick a side hustle that’s best for you
Read the post: How To Find The Best Side Hustle For You. This will help you ask yourself questions to determine what kind of side hustle you should start. Then it will lay out side hustles that answer each specific question. It doesn’t get much easier than that.
For example, if you enjoy proofreading, you could become a freelance proofreader and work from home. If you enjoy supporting small businesses and helping them grow, you could become a Facebook Ad Manager and work remotely.
How much money do you want to make?
The more time you work on your side hustle, the more money you can make.
There was a point where I realized I wanted my side hustle to take over my full-time job. In order to do that, I had to cut down the amount of hours I was spending at my full-time job.
If you’re currently in a similar spot, this is something to think about. Your side hustle can end up making more money than your full-time job and you may want to reduce hours at your full-time job so you can dedicate more time to your side hustle.
Also, there are some side hustles that have room for a ton of growth potential. For example, working as an online English teaching at VIPKID is great money and there’s always work, but it doesn’t have as much growth potential as starting a blog and making money from it.
Side hustles you can start today
- Run a dog treat business from your home kitchen and earn up to $5,000+/month
- Create an Etsy shop and sell printables
- Becoming a Pinterest Virtual Assistant and help businesses get customers from Pinterest
- Work as a Facebook Ad Manager and create high-performing ads for small businesses in your city
- Work from home as an online English teacher to children in China
- Start a blog that helps people around the world
- Run an Amazon FBA from home
- Become a freelance proofreader
- Flip items for profit as a flea market flipper
- Help a business by working as a Virtual Assistant
- Become a Freelance Writer and write for large publications
- Becoming a remote bookkeeper who helps small businesses
Resources for a successful side hustle
- Increase skills when you’re working out by listening to podcasts about side hustles
- Create a side hustle schedule and pick out times you will work on your side hustle
- Use a planner to stay organized or take advantage of your phone’s free calendar app
- Read the blog post: 30 Best Productivity And Time Management Hacks
- Set goals. Use a goal setting planner to hit your goals and maximize results
- Networking and meet new people at conferences, conventions, or side hustle groups on Facebook
- Read my top recommended books on boosting productivity and time management
If you want a side hustle but you have a full-time job, you can totally make it work. Take action and implement these steps I went over today.
What’s your best tip for making money with a side hustle while balancing a full-time job?
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