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How to Balance a Hustle Side with Other Commitments – Including a Full-Time Job

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You have decided to run an online business in addition to your other obligations, such as a full-time job and a family, and it's a lot harder than you thought. It takes time to understand what to do and how to balance it all. It is probably easier to learn experts first. We asked several experts in the YEC community how best to balance an online business with the rest of life. Their answers may surprise you.

"Many small business owners run an online business in addition to their regular jobs.How do you manage this business successfully, even if you balance it with your work and family life? ? "



Tips for balancing sideways movements

Here is what the members of the YEC community had to say:

1. Learn to delegate effectively

"Naturally, entrepreneurs are the type of people who do things themselves, and entrepreneurs are often reluctant to ask for help, so if you want to manage your time effectively, need to delegate tasks to people you trust Find good employees you trust and delegate work duties Let your other significant lead family decisions Be sure to be present when you're at work and just as much when you are with your family. "~ Eddie Lou, Shiftgig

2. Block hours on your calendar

"It's extremely helpful to block the opening hours of your calendar to focus on your small business or your hustle and bustle. It will ensure that you have specific blocks dedicated to growing your business without other time-consuming commitments. It will also allow you to balance the family commitments you can agree on and communicate the best moments that work for your family as a whole. "~ Diana Goodwin, AquaMobile

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3. Focus on the organization, boundaries and time management

"In addition to my" daily job "management of my clinical massage studios, I have an advisory activity for wellness professionals who wish to start or expand their business and work with these clients primarily online via Skype I appreciate the diversity in my work and I love the challenges that each job presents.I am able to do both staying organized, having limits and managing my time well. . ~ ~ Rachel Beider, Greenpoint Massage, Williamsburg Massage

4. Defining the right expectations

"The best way to run a parallel business is to create processes and set the right expectations for you and your business – it does not take more than a few hours a week – if you have the resources, you can delegate to employees, but if that is not the case, you must rely on tools to operate this secondary business. "~ Duran Inci, Optimum7

5. Use a question and reply to Bot

"You are not going to be available to answer everyone's question while working on another job." Even a FAQ page limits how much you can help a customer investing in a question and answer bot will entice your clients to engage with your brand and to give them personal assurance that their questions are being dealt with. "~ Chris Quiocho, Offland Media

6. Start small and increase

"If you're busy with a career, a family or other responsibilities, you can not expect to start a gigantic business right off the bat. Plan a certain amount of time each week to start developing your business. Gradually increase and outsource as much as you can to free up more time. You may also need to reduce your less productive activities such as social media, television or anything that will take you free time. "~ Shawn Porat, Scorely

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7. Automate wherever it's possible

"Anything that can be automated should be .It's worth the investment.Do not waste your precious time doing anything that artificial intelligence can take care of.If this you Cost less than doing a task, so the task is low impact and high contribution, which means that it takes a lot of time and will not have a huge impact on your business or your life. ~ Codie Sanchez, Www.CodieSanchez.com

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8. Involve your family

"My family likes to help with all my projects, I do it faster, which gives me more time with them, and it helps to have people in who I am." I trust him. "~ John Rampton, Calendar

9. Empty your head with exercise after work

"For three years, I worked as a full-time software engineer during the day and owned an e-commerce company on nights and weekends before the start of business. My biggest challenge for me was to have the mental energy to "do a second round" after a long and stressful day at work.Hiking the gym from 6 pm to 7 pm m & rsquo; Helped meet the challenges of the business at night. "~ Kevin Tao, NeuEve

10. Trust the others

"It's easy to try to do everything yourself, but you end up over your head.You have to trust the skills of those around you and delegate as much as you can." C & # 39; is the only way to give success to several companies. "~ Adrien Schmidt, OpenBouquet

11. Loves the two companies

"You have to love both companies, and if you both like them, you will spend the time and energy needed to make them succeed, which is not easy, but if you are dedicated It's easier. "~ Colbey Pfund, Distribution LFNT

12. Work Bundle Where You Can

"Efficiency is the key to managing multiple roles. Especially if you are working on a company next door. One of the biggest factors of efficiency is multitasking, which helps move from one task to the other several times in a short time.Batched work is the best way to unlock personal efficiency because it helps to focus on the task at hand and the complete faster and better. "~ Baruch Labunski, Rank Secure

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13. Create a standard operational manual

"One thing I've noticed is that I never have the time to entertain myself, but as I get older, I realize that my pleasure comes from my passion. When you systematize your process and create a standard operational manual, you can create a team that manages itself. Without a deep process, it is difficult to manage and it reduces the time of your family / friend. Start by documenting every step of your business inside and out. "~ Sweta Patel, start-up marketing Silicon Valley

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14. Schedule in fun

"When people set a schedule, they draw up a list of obligations.Then they are irritated because they are not enjoying their lives.However, you can plan a trip to the park with your family. family or a beer with your friends.Do not skip this item on your agenda, because that's important. "~ Zev Herman, Superior Lighting

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