How to juggle your day job PLUS part-time consulting

How to juggle your day job PLUS part-time consulting

How to juggle your day job and part-time consulting video

 

I know, I know: you want to quit your lousy job NOW, and jump into consulting full-time. That’s what I wanted to do too when I started, and what most people first think when they decide to start a consulting business. In the video below, I’ll tell you exactly why quitting your job to start a consulting business is one of the WORST things you can do.

There’s a much better way to start a consulting business: do it part-time, while keeping your full-time day job. There  are a couple of great benefits to starting your business part-time, because your day job will:

  1. pay your bills, AND
  2. fund your consulting business.

How to create time for your part-time consulting business

One of the great things about a consulting business is that it doesn’t require a lot of up-front costs like most other businesses.

But, starting a consulting business DOES require time–and time is in short supply when you have a full-time job–plus a family, and maybe even a life.

You already know that creating a successful consulting business will change your life. But where are you going to get time to build your business? How can you start your consulting business on the side while working at your day job?

In the video below, I’ll show you some specific strategies you can use to re-purpose some of your time during your day so you can invest it in building your consulting business. Some of these changes might not be easy, and you’ll probably need to get a bit creative and scrappy, but they’ll be temporary–until you grow your consulting business to the point where it allows you to quit your day job.

Your turn

  • Are you currently struggling to balance your full-time job plus your consulting business?
  • What specific challenges have you run into? What strategies have you used to work BOTH your day job plus build and grow your consulting business?
  • What did you try that DIDN’T work?

4 Responses to How to juggle your day job PLUS part-time consulting

  1. These are some great suggestions for carving out time. I am trying to do the side thing while having a day job so I will use some of your ideas!

    • Absolutely! Identifying even small chunks of time in your day to work on your business is crucial when you have a day job. But those small chunks of time are going to be your exit strategy and will take you down a totally new path.

  2. Jensen_G says:

    Getting up earlier is definitely something I’m working on. Knowing myself, my goal is, instead of reducing sleep, to cut out the extra time at the end of my night when I’m already brain-dead anyway but clinging to the day (perhaps watching TV). A good night’s sleep is really important to me, but the extra time I spend awake when I should be heading towards bed? Now that I can work to cut down on.

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