Posts tagged side hustle
My 3 Year Journey of Side-Hustle to Full-Time

Back when I started this whole online business journey, I was convinced that I could get a website up and running and in a matter of months quit my day job. Boy was I wrong. Not only did it take YEARS, but it took so much more time, commitment and patience than I ever thought before.

My side-hustle journey to full-time entrepreneurship has been a long, awkward, and at times painfully slow experience from starting my business from scratch to growing it to where it can support me full-time. I want to share my story for anyone who is struggling to make their dream a reality; sometimes the process is slow and long but hopefully my journey will inspire and encourage you to stick with it, because you absolutely can make it happen.

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Why You Shouldn't Stress Out as a Side-Hustler

As a side-hustler myself it’s easy to feel “behind." Or maybe, more like you’re not making traction fast enough.

For instance, if you scroll around on Instagram or in Facebook groups you’ll see posts like “I've just had my business for 2 months and I'm already going full-time!" or celebratory posts such as those, which is all well and good but from my perspective can make me feel a little discouraged, if I'm being honest.

What I’ve discovered is, as great as it is to reach your goals quickly, there’s a lot to be gained and learned in slow-moving growth.

I would love to share my experience of slow growth and why I’m learning to embrace this way of thinking.

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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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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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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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What I've Learned From 9 Months as a Side Hustler

For those of you who don't know, a side hustle is referred to when talking about a business you nurture "on the side" to your full-time day job. At least, that's what it is for me.

I feel like in today's day and age, a lot of millennials think that it's sexy to have a side hustle or to be an entrepreneur, and don't get me wrong, it's fun, but it's also, maybe not as glamorous as one might think. But we'll get into that.

As the year is coming to a close and I'm getting more reflective, I thought I would be real and share my journey with you about how things are going and things I've learned thus far.
 

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9 Ways to Take Advantage of Your Full-Time Job

From someone who currently has a 9-5 and a side hustle, it’s easy to see other people who work for themselves, sigh and say, “that would be so awesome.” And in my mind, that is “making it.”

But the truth of the matter is, it’s trading one set of problems for another. Instead of the dream of having a day to work from home, it becomes the struggle of making deadlines so you can get things done. Instead of freedom to do work you love it becomes the struggle of making something people will buy. Instead of the long commute to work it becomes the struggle to find new clients.

The more I’m alive, the more I’m discovering that it’s not going to be perfect on the other side – wherever the other side is. It’s never greener over there, unless you water it. You can make your full-time job as wonderful or as miserable as you want and trust me, I’m speaking to myself when I say that. 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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