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.

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