Are you trying to run a successful side business while working a full-time job? Below are some of the tips I learned to help me with this:
- Work on quality over quantity. Obviously, you can’t devote a full day of work to your business throughout the week. Because of this, it is important to figure out how much time you can dedicate to your business without getting burned out. You need to also consider how much time you need to invest to produce work that is top quality. Don’t worry about how much others in your line of business are doing but, rather, focus on what’s on your plate and how to manage it realistically. Do the best you can with what you have.
- Schedule for yourself. Figure out how much time you can give to your business and plan what you will do in that time. Set up blocks of time to work on each aspect of your business instead of always just trying to play catch up. Be honest with your clients in regards to your business hours and let them know what they can expect from you. Find the routine that works best for you and follow that with your clients and with your workload.
- Make a system for you to follow. We have all heard that we need to work smarter, not harder. This can be a hard balance for your business. Put systems or apps into place to help with your workflow, social media management, bookkeeping, contracts, and all other parts of your business that help you be successful. You time is your most valuable commodity so it must be used wisely. If you find something that will help you streamline or automate your work, it will help you to be more productive and save you time.
Hopefully, these three tips will help you to run your business more efficiently and give you more balance while you also work a full-time job. Remember, you can create your own rules when you own your own business.