Turning Your Side Hustle into a Full-Time Gig
If you’re like a lot of women, you’ve probably either entertained the idea of or started working a side hustle. They’re all the rage right now and are great for everyone from working women, to stay at home moms and young folks alike. Whether you’re trying to supplement your income or simply feed your passions, it’s a good day to consider taking your successful side hustle to a full-time gig! Here are some things to keep in mind when considering the jump.
Be patient, but don’t drag your feet.
It can be absolutely terrifying to consider leaving a stable, secure 9-5 for something uncertain like your own business, but don’t let your potential go untapped! Try setting a deadline to decide, and stick to it. Certainly, make sure you’ve saved some money and taken the correct steps to consider the move, but don’t let your doubts get in the way of starting something that may free you. We offer a ton of support for those starting their own business, even if it is just a party of one to get started.
Know where you’ll go.
Making sure you have the right kind of client demand is crucial. It’s important to know that you’ll have supporting clients when you take this leap. It’s good to have recurring customers, ones you know respect and need your work and will use it in the future.
Consider how you’ll scale.
If you’ve quit your 9-5 job to take your side hustle to a full-time business, you must have a picture of what it might look like in the future. We’re not saying you need all the answers, but having a vision is a great way to set yourself up for success. Scaling and growing a business can seem daunting, but it’s important to spend time focusing on what processes you may need to develop to help build efficiency.
More time, more of the work you love.
Do you wish you had more time to work on your side hustle? Are you thinking about your side hustle while at your 9-5? These are good signs that it’s time to take the step! And even better, if you quit that 9-5, you’re only making more time for yourself to focus on the work you’re passionate about. More time, more projects, more clients, more money. It might seem like more work in the short term, but we know hundreds of entrepreneurs like you who know it’s worth it.
Picture how your life may be different.
Understand that your life may look a bit different after making this decision, especially in the beginning. You may have to skip the Starbucks lattes every morning, or stop eating out so often. You may not have the funds to take a vacation for a while, or go to special events. These are all things to consider when planning for the near future, and understand that once you’ve settled into your newfound business life, you’ll be able to find a balance again.
As always, we’re here to help you every step of the way. Whether you’re nervous about making the jump or need help with all the business details, we’ve got the resources you need. From mentors to business classes and workshops, lean on us and allow your entrepreneurial dreams to flourish. Contact us today if you’re looking to take your side hustle to full-time!