We love that millennials are investing in their talent and starting side hustles in droves this summer. But even though we’re daydreaming about quitting our day job and making the courageous decision to pursue our passion project full-time, most startup owners are still paying their bills with a steady nine-to-five. So how exactly are we supposed to cram an extra few hours into our already jam-packed iCal? We asked, and the experts answered: Here are nine totally feasible ways busy girbosses can make time for their side hustle on top of their full-time gigs.
Talk to your boss. While it may seem counterintuitive to casually mention to your boss that you’re pursuing another hustle, it may actually be a life-changing move. “No, your boss isn’t going to give you time off or a lighter workload to make your side hustle happen, but they can free up your time in other ways,” councils co-founder of Earn Spend Live Meleah Bowles. “If you have a rough commute, they may be willing to let you come in an hour early and leave an hour early to stay out of the traffic. Another option is to talk to them about working from home one or two days a week, eliminating the commute entirely for those days.”
Work on your side hustle at lunch. That’s right, ladies. Make the most of your 30 minutes by answering emails and phone calls or checking in on your social media, advises BillBusters co-founder Michael Kaser. Just make sure you leave enough time to actually eat your grub so you can properly fuel all your girlboss pursuits.
Use social media tools to manage your side hustle while you’re at your day job. “I use tools like Co-Schedule and Quuu to make it appear like I am active on social media all day long,” notes blogger at Rocky Mountain Bliss Annie Murlowski. Continue reading...