I am a believer that if you are dedicated enough to get up and report to a 9 to 5 or some other full time job working for someone else, then you should seriously consider starting your own home based side gig.
You may be asking ” well why do you say that, Monica?”
Well for women, it is documented that for every dollar men are paid, women are only paid 0.80 cents on that same dollar and minority women are paid even less.
I’ve gained pay increases by accepting new jobs with a higher salary while moving from company to company, but I have still been paid less than my male counterparts each time I’ve accepted a new position.
The main reason why I’ve always had a side gig is because I can price my products or services the same or higher than those who provide similar products or services. I am in control of my business, what I do and how I do it. The goals for my side gigs was to increase my savings, to travel more and to start other side gigs.
The best part...
I need to admit that I sometimes suffer from biz idea overload.
Biz idea overload is when your mind won’t rest and you continue to come up with business idea after idea after idea.
It’s when you try to get your mind off what type of business to start and you can’t stop thinking about it to the point that you are a bit obsessive. You are so focused on becoming an entrepreneur that you are worried to death of picking the wrong idea.
Or you lay down to go to sleep and can’t turn your brain off from coming up with product ideas to sell.
Yes, I can relate to this and it sometimes totally stresses me out.
The worst part is that being in this “mode” can stop you from moving forward to start your business.
When this happens to me this is the process that I follow and believe that it will work for you.
One of the main reasons women who work full time have not started a home-based side gig is the concern that they don’t have the time to start and maintain a side business.
It’s understandable how the demands of working a 9 to 5, taking care of a family and handling other life responsibilities can take priority over starting a side gig. However, it’s most common that when someone starts a side gig it is to create more income for their household or to satisfy a dream of starting their own business.
Whatever your reasons for wanting to start a home-based side gig, you must figure out how you can make this happen. Time management is an essential component for getting your business started and with balancing your life overall once the business is launched.
Please don’t let time and planning issues hinder you from making the additional income you desire! Here are some tips to help you create a strategy to help you find time to start your side gig: