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A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about deciding on focusing all my energy on my own business or splitting it with steady office work. I'm grateful to have been offered some more work. I had just wanted to weigh the pros and cons of the situation.
The advantage of that strategy is that we get extra income, while I still try to grow the business. The disadvantage with this plan is just being tired all the time. I'm learning quickly to manage my time more effectively.
I'm in the middle of the experiment and I'm debating back and forth if how long I want to keep it up. I told my husband that I was going to stop at the end of the month, but now I'm having second thoughts. I just think I need to continue improving and see if I can turn this opportunity into a big win.
Prioritizing My Time
With my time limited due to my schedule office assignment, I have to be productive with the time that I have.
- Finding new clients/advertisers
- Stay on top of my current work assignments
- Keep invoices current
As you can see, bringing in income is my focus. After all, if the business has no money, it's done. As I work on different activities, I ask myself if they help me with one of my three priorities.
My To-Do List on the BackBurner
These items are important, but not absolutely vital.
- Update my work site
- Set up new design at Couple Money
As I adjust to my new schedule and find ways to be more effective and efficient, I'll go through the list.
Your Thoughts on Juggling Jobs
How do you effectively manage your time between your office job and freelance work?
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