Spare time .. what’s that? Is that what you might be asking? If you are starting a home based business while working at a job (either part time or full time), your spare time is your business time. For people who are trying to build a home business on their spare time, how to effectively manage that spare time can be daunting. Here are three points to consider.
Be Ready to Give up Activities – If you are toggling a job and a home business, you will likely have to give up some favorite things in order to make it work. This might include favorite TV shows, hobbies, and even time with the family. This can be a hard pill to swallow. Many people say they are willing to make the time by giving up some activities. But when it’s time to actually put that into action, they don’t. You must be ready and willing to give up some your favorite activities to make time for your business.
Decide how many hours you can spare – How much time are you willing to give up to make room for your home based business? This means you’ll need to seriously set aside some time – not just be general about it. Set aside some specific blocks of time each day. Put them on your schedule and stick to it!
Reduce Distractions – Be prepared to say “no” to some distractions that will erode your time. Some of your distractions will be quite tempting. These may include the kids, the pets, the spouse, the phone and so on. With nicer weather ahead, you’ll also have to resist the temptation to go outside and play.
Take your spare time seriously if you want to build a business on a part time basis. This is especially true if you are juggling a full time job with a part time home business.