Posts in Side Hustle Journals
Practicing Grace

A lot of the creatives in our industry champion grace as a tagline but it's harder to put into practice than you would think. For me anyway.

Do you feel "behind"? Or like you should be further along than you are now... or that your following should be bigger? Or your email list should have more engagement... ?

If you feel any of those things, you're not alone. I think it's natural to want to improve but when you're constantly down on yourself with where you're at, maybe things need to change. And that's where I find myself.

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Can You Have White Space as a Side-Hustler?

Business owners in general have a lot on their plates, but being a side-hustler the balancing act is even more difficult. 

I have now maintained my day job and side-hustle for about a year and a half and I've realized that when I work non-stop with no days off, just grinding it out, the faster I can burn out.

So how can you balance it all and still make big strides in your business?

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10 Brilliant Benefits of Having a Day Job

A lot of the creative entrepreneurs out there are side-hustling, myself included. Where, after we get home from the 9-5 we work on our side-hustle/business/passion project.

While it's easy to look over at our friends who are full-time for themselves and think, "sure would be nice," the truth of the matter is, it won't be better, it would just be different.

It's SO easy to look over and have "the grass is always greener" mentality, when in reality, your situation is primarily affected by your emotions associated with that thing. Any day-job or even your own business can be as wonderful or as miserable as you make it out to be.

So today I have compiled a list of ways to be thankful for your full-time job and also some ways to use it to your advantage. 

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Tweaking and Pivoting in Business

One of the easiest lessons to learn, and also the hardest to put into practice, is the fact that changing (or pivoting or tweaking) in business is absolutely necessary for successful growth.

While I find it easy to get comfortable and "set in my ways" for how I do things, the truth of the matter is, the faster you can pivot and change, the faster you can grow as a person and as a business owner.

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How to Take on Projects as a Side Hustler

There's a lot of pros and cons to being a side-hustler. Some days I'm super thankful I have my day job and other days I'm like "WHY?!" 

It's an emotional roller-coaster to say the least. 

But have you ever thought about the great advantages there are to being a side-hustler? Let me break down a few things I'm grateful for in reference to taking on projects with my side-hustle. 

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Getting Legit with Legal and Money

I've been hearing lately, on podcasts and in articles, that you should "get legit" legally and with your finances so it's been something I've wanted to do for a long time.

This week I was able to get some things in place for my business that not only protect me, but also give me more confidence as a business owner.

Knowing I have these things set up will be more helpful as I take on clients down the road. Let me share with you the things I set up and how you can make your biz legit too.

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Make Time for Your Biz

When was the last time you gave yourself a good chunk of time to review your brand and business plan?

For the last few months, I've found myself flying by the seat of my pants, trying to stay on top of it all and hoping everything would stay in order!

But recently I've had a change of heart. I want to treat myself like I treat my clients and give my business real, focused time. How do I mean? Let me explain...

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Cut Out the Distractions

Some of you may know this, and some of you may not, but I'm a side hustler. I started my business a little over a year ago and I do it on the side to my day job (if you were wondering where the phrase side-hustler came from ;)

I started a "Road to Full Time Blog" in the last few months but it turned into something that I didn't want to put energy into. 

So, I re-evaluated my structure and I will start posting to THIS blog on Thursdays and it will be all the things I'm learning on this business journey as how I am planning on transitioning to full time as well actionable takeaways that I'm working on that can hopefully help you too as we pursue the life we want.

So let's jump in!

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