This story originally appeared on Dollar Sprout.
Starting a side hustle can be a great way to bring in extra income, especially if you need money to grow your emergency fund or pay down debt. With so many ways to make money online or in person, it’s possible to work a side gig around your regular 9-to-5 job.
Figuring out how to balance a full-time job with a side hustle can put your time management skills to the test. As a full-time freelance writer who also runs three blogs and homeschools two kids, I understand the struggle. If you’re working a full-time job and side hustle at the same time, we’ve got some tips from side hustle experts on how to do both.
Starting a side hustle can help you to flex your entrepreneurial muscles, and it’s become an increasingly popular way to make money. But there’s some thought that needs to go into it, especially if you’re also working a full-time job.
It’s helpful to think about what your goals are, what kind of side hustle you’re most interested in pursuing, and how much time you can realistically commit to it.
There’s no magic bullet for how to balance your full-time job with a side hustle. It takes planning and patience to make it all work.
But whether you’re spending a few hours a day on your side hustle or just a few hours a week, these strategies can help you find a happy medium between working for your boss and trying to become your own boss in your spare time.
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