I work full time and run a couple of side projects. If you are like me you know all the difficulties a side hustle can give you. If you have a family, a full time job and a side project, juggling between them can be a tiring experience. Below I will suggest some tips you can use to cope with these problems.
Set the right amount of time
We all have the same 24 hours a day. You work an 8 hours job and you do not want your family to forget who you are. So you have to really carefully calculate the maximum amount of time you can spend on your side project. If you have 1 hour a week, make it worth it.
I post a new issue of my newsletter every Sunday from Feb 9, 2020. I posted when I got COVID, I posted on the day of my wedding. I posted when my son was born. No excuses. Your audience have to know what to expect. If you post on random dates twice a year people won’t even remember how they got subscribed for your content at the first place.
Diversify your content
Nowadays simply running a newsletter or a blog is not really enough. You have to give your audience more value. Create a digital product to offer for free or with discount. Make an exclusive vlog or podcast to speak on a topic. Create a printable pdf. Possibilities are endless, you have to find what works best for your niche.
Do not give up
There will be times when you will want to give up. You will doubt that your project will ever be what you want it to be. Nobody will pay attention and nobody will care. But let me tell you something. There are 8 billion people in the world right now. It looks like this: 8 000 000 000. All of those people are your potential audience. Your readers, your listeners, your subscribers. They will find your project, and they will love it. Do. Not. Give. Up.
Steal from the successful
Steal ideas from the successful in your field. Find the best projects and see what you can use for your own. Take a good practice and make it even better. Nobody said that what works for others will work for you, but without trying you will never know.
These are my tips for turning your projects into a huge success. I wish you all to make your side hustle a full time job. This is what we are all fighting for.