How to Balance a Side Hustle With a Full-Time Job


side-hustles-vol-iiWhat’s going on everyone? Many people work full-time, but they still may not make enough money to pay all the bills. They consider doing a side hustle but aren’t sure if they have the time to balance it with their full-time job. I want you to know that it’s more than possible to have a side hustle and a full-time job. Heck, I’m currently doing both. Balancing a side hustle and a having a full-time job can happen. You will have to get used to it.

Figure out your side hustle

Figuring out what side hustle you want to do is critical. That will give you an idea of how much work and time you will need to make it happen. You need to know that so that you can effectively make it work. My side hustles are pretty easy. I usually work on them a couple of hours each day.

Once you figured out your side hustle, you should ask yourself a few questions. How much are you trying to make a month? How long do you want to do the side hustle? People do them for many different reasons. Some want to pay off debt. Some want to make extra money for a vacation, while others are doing it to add money to their emergency fund. The sooner you figure out your reason, the sooner you can start making money.

Work on weekdays

If you have a side hustle, you can work on it during the weekdays. If you think that’s impossible, think again. Just because you work a 9-5 that doesn’t mean that there isn’t time to work on it. There are 24 hours in a day.  You can get up an hour or two earlier each day to work on it. I get up an hour early every Tuesday and Thursday. I’m able to knock out a couple of extra blog posts per week because of that. If your job gives you an hour lunch break, you can do things side hustle related. I don’t know anybody that takes the full hour to eat their lunch. Use that time to make that extra money.

If you work a 9-5 job, you also have time in the evenings to work on that side hustle. If you have a family, it may take you a couple of hours to make dinner and clean. After you do that, you can do some work from 9-11 or 10-12 a few nights out of the week. There are no excuses.


The weekends are prime days to work on your side hustles. I have several side hustles, and I tend to get a lot of things done on Saturdays and Sundays. I usually do work for about 5-6 hours on each day and then enjoy myself. You can do the same thing. If you’re serious about making extra money with a side hustle sacrifices will have to be made. If you’re not ready to make a sacrifice, then side hustling is not for you.

As you can see, you can balance a side hustle with a full-time job. You have to figure out what you to do and then work on it. Use the weekdays and weekends to make it happen. If you want to be a success, you can do it.

Join our newsletter


Subscribe to get the latest "Engineer Your Finances" content via email.

Powered by ConvertKit
About the author

Join our newsletter

Subscribe to get the latest "Engineer Your Finances" content via email.

Powered by ConvertKit Top Finance Blogs


SSCP   CAS-002   9L0-066   350-050   642-999   220-801   74-678   642-732   400-051   ICGB   c2010-652   70-413   101-400   220-902   350-080   210-260   70-246   1Z0-144   3002   AWS-SYSOPS   70-347   PEGACPBA71V1   220-901   70-534   LX0-104   070-461   HP0-S42   1Z0-061   000-105   70-486   70-177   N10-006   500-260   640-692   70-980   CISM   VCP550   70-532   200-101   000-080   PR000041   2V0-621   70-411   352-001   70-480   70-461   ICBB   000-089   70-410   350-029   1Z0-060   2V0-620   210-065   70-463   70-483   CRISC   MB6-703   1z0-808   220-802   ITILFND   1Z0-804   LX0-103   MB2-704   210-060   101   200-310   640-911   200-120   EX300   300-209   1Z0-803   350-001   400-201   9L0-012   70-488   JN0-102   640-916   70-270   100-101   MB5-705   JK0-022   350-060   300-320   1z0-434   350-018   400-101   350-030   000-106   ADM-201   300-135   300-208   EX200   PMP   NSE4   1Z0-051   c2010-657   C_TFIN52_66   300-115   70-417   9A0-385   70-243   300-075   70-487   NS0-157   MB2-707   70-533   CAP   OG0-093   M70-101   300-070   102-400   JN0-360   SY0-401   000-017   300-206   CCA-500   70-412   2V0-621D   70-178   810-403   70-462   OG0-091   1V0-601   200-355   000-104   700-501   70-346   CISSP   300-101   1Y0-201   200-125  , 200-125  , 100-105  , 100-105  , 1Z0-803  , 400-051   EX300  , CISM   100-105  , 000-106   400-201   642-732   220-902   70-410  , MB6-703   810-403   70-243  , CAS-002  , AWS-SYSOPS   70-462   70-410   2V0-621   LX0-103   70-461  , 220-902   1Z0-144   70-178   70-270   350-080  , 1Y0-201   1z0-808  , NSE4   102-400  , ADM-201   SSCP  , 200-125  , 640-911   000-104   640-692   300-320   350-060   000-089  , 000-017   1z0-808   700-501   1Z0-051  , 70-177   M70-101   300-209   70-461   3002   N10-006   VCP550   70-487   300-320  , 3002   700-501   NS0-157  , 1V0-601   CAS-002