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The struggle can be oh so real for those trying to build a successful business around a full-time job. If you can never seem to find enough hours in the day to dedicate to your own enterprise, read the tips below. You’ll be well on your way to building your kick ass empire before you know it!

1. Rise and grind

Have you ever considered waking up an hour earlier every day to plough through work in the mornings? It might not sound like the most appealing prospect, but a lot of successful women, including Michelle Obama and Anna Wintour, kickstart their days before 6am. Not only does it give you an extra chunk of time for productivity, but you can bet there will be nothing to distract you from your grind so early in the morning.

2. Journey planner

You may dread your daily commute to and from work, but this is crucial time that you could be using to your advantage. For those lucky enough to get seats on public transport, think about taking your laptop, notebook or tablet with you. Even if you have to stand up, checking emails or doing some social media marketing on your phone is a great way to take care of business on the go.

3. Ladies who lunch

However long your lunch break is, use it. It’s your time to do with as you wish (just don’t forget to actually eat lunch!). If it’s possible, find a quiet space where you can get your head down and concentrate on your own projects for as long possible.

4. Take note

It’s always helpful to make a note of any ideas you get throughout the day that you could potentially incorporate into your business. You could get a burst of inspiration at any time but if you don’t write anything down your brilliant ideas could be forgotten as quickly as they came.

5. Homework

After a long slog on the job, the thought of coming home to even more work can seem an impossible task. But the reality of trying to establish a successful side hustle is putting in hours outside of your 9-5. It’s important to take some time for yourself though, a bit of me-time goes a long way. So flick open a book, spend some time with your family or run a relaxing bath – anything that will help you unwind. Then block out a set amount of time to dedicate to your work and stick to it.

What do you think ladies? How many hours do you dedicate to your side hustle a week? LLY

Posted by:Carly Lewis-Oduntan

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