Ready to start your side hustle but wondering- how the heck am I going to have time? I already work an FT job? Well then stick around for today’s video because I’m giving you 3 steps to balance full time work while you build your side hustle!
Hey everyone, it’s Blair with Premium Sellers, and I’m so glad to be back up here, sharing information on how YOU can start your own business and gain the freedom and flexibility you deserve!
When it comes to starting your side hustle, that you probably hope to be your main gig one day, you have to work smarter so you can build that foundation. And everyone has to go through that but it also sets you apart from other people who aren’t willing to put in what it takes.
Today we’re looking at Rachel Jimenez, a successful Etsy seller who started her store in 2019 after dabbling in lots of side hustles over the years. After reaching $160,000 in sales in 2021, she decided to quit her FT job. She sells printables, which are downloadable documents that people purchase and print on their own. Her store ranges from Christmas scavenger hunts to RSVPs to digital budget planners and more.
Figuring out how to balance her side gigs with her jobs over the years was a challenge, but, “you can achieve big things,” she says. “Even when you’re working full time.”
She broke down her 3 steps to making time for everything:
1. Break down the steps Before starting your project, consider all the different pieces needed to build it. For Jimenez… When it came to her course about building a business, for example, the first step was reaching out to a local women’s business center to partner with them. -The second was writing out the course content. -The third was getting the word out. Break it down, make it simple. When it came to her Etsy store, the first was researching products in-demand, the second was creating those products and the third was posting them. It way less overwhelming when you approach things with clairty and simplicity.
2. Get a Routine! Once she figured out what steps she’d need to take to ultimately tackle the big-picture project, Jimenez would begin carving out time to do them.
When she was building her course, she knew there was a ton of content to write so she would wake up at 6am, instead of her usual 7am, to write 30 mins to an hour on the mornings she set aside for this. She also says to PUT IT IN YOUR CALENDAR! I do this for anything I want myself to get done. Schedule it in and then you’ll see where you actually can make the time.
Jimenez said that during her lunch breaks at work, she’d eat and socialize for the first 30 mins and then she’d move to another table for the last 30 mins working on her Etsy store.
3. Utilize the Compound Effect! If you’re cleaning the house, taking a walk, driving to an appointment, rocking your baby to sleep…absorb information on what you’re trying to accomplish by watching a video or reading an article. Even if you expose yourself to information 5 minutes at a time, it’s going to have a compound effect in your brain.
Jimenez credits her success and knowledge to starting small and learning over time. “I was testing different things slowly over time, and then, eventually, all the information and knowledge came together.”
She didn’t overwhelm herself in the beginning and was committed to finding balance, but always learning and moving forward.
Little by little, keep going. Keep that momentum, keep the motivation, try out different things so you can see what works and what doesn’t so you make moves in your business.
Thanks for watching, keep moving forward for YOUR future!