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Balancing Freelancing with an Office Job

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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.

Sam at Financial Samurai, Jeff at Sustainable Life, and Doug Warshauer suggested that I try to do both. I decided to do that and gave myself 30 days to see if it can be done.

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.

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.

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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