Creating A Successful Side Hustle

Today over 36% of people in the United States are fully participating in the You Economy

While still maintaining a full-time job. Truth is, most everyone wants or needs to make more money. A Side Hustle is a perfect way to fill that income gap. People today are flipping products they buy at thrift shops, selling arts and crafts and making a supplemental income sharing their knowledge in a certain niche. No doubt, a Side Hustle is rewarding, but it can also be a lot of work. Especially when you add on the responsibility of family and other obligations on top. So, how do you keep your side hustle progressing without that burnout feeling? We've got a few tips to help you out.

Manage Your Time:

When working on your side hustle it's imperative that you learn the skill of time management. Let's say your regular job is from 7:30 am - 5:30 pm Monday - Friday.

You have the hours of 6:00 pm - 12:00 am to work on your hustle. That's a solid six hours to get things done. While most would come home sit on the couch and complain about their day, it's time for you to get to work. A great way to master this routine is the art of Time Blocking. " Time blocking is a type of scheduling that can help you manage your time better. Instead of working by the clock, you can focus on finishing big and small tasks one at a time. This will help you limit distractions, get things done faster, and leave you less overwhelmed by lengthy to-do lists. To time block effectively, you’ll need to figure out what sorts of things you need to do each day, month, and year. You can then put a schedule in place and stick to it. "

Network & Build Relationships:

Intelligent Hustlers in business invest money, but only the wise also invest in relationships. An article in The Huffington Post, Porter Gale, author of the bestselling book, Your Network Is Your Net Worth: Unlock the Hidden Power of Connections for Wealth, Success, and Happiness in the Digital Age wrote, "I believe your social capital, or your ability to build a network of authentic personal and professional relationships, not your financial capital, is the most important asset in your portfolio." The worth of your business is not only based on a dollar amount, but your ability to work with other people who share your passions and values. Investing in Social Equity will become a safety net that guarantees greater output and personal fulfillment.

Take Time to Think:

As a Hustler / Small Business Owner you must take time to reflect on your strategies and work towards improvement. You must always be the student first. The art of Continuous Learning is one where we are always striving to learn more about our business and then take those principles and apply them to our brands. This can feel counter-intuitive when you're time is limited, but if you don't take the time to step back, think, learn, consider, plan, and evaluate, you won't move forward. Time Blocking is a great way to plan for a strategy and creative session. Block off three hours a week, pull up a chair, leave the phone alone, grab a pen and paper, your favorite business book or article and see what bubbles up. You'll be surprised how much you can learn and implement with this strategy alone.

Hustlers, Small Business Owners and Brand Marketers are busy. We all have the same 24 hours. The difference between success and failure is how you spend those 24 hours.

Taking the time to come up with an actionable time management plan is essential to your side hustle's success in 2019.

Charles Watson

Founder - Expert Influencer Academy

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