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Picking up a side hustle is something we all consider from time to time. After all, it’s one of the best ways to make extra money, and all for just a little more effort per week. And if you’re someone who’s used to hard work, that’s no big deal! But do you actually have the time to commit to a side hustle? 

They’re small jobs that demand the best from you in order to generate a good weekly income, and many people fall into them a little too fast. So let’s make sure you don’t make the same mistake. Here’s how to work out if you have the time for a side hustle. 

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If You Work From Home, Most Likely

Working from home is quite possibly the ultimate job setup. Not only do you remove the need to commute (therefore little need to rush in the mornings), but you also give yourself a much more flexible schedule to work by. 

And if you’re already used to working remotely, it won’t be too hard to put a viable side hustle business together. You can start up a side hustle involving Remote Virtual Assistant Jobs, and be a PA on the clock for someone on the other side of the world. If you have to work outside of traditional hours, different time zones will work out very well for you here! 

If You Can Work in the Evening, Yes

Speaking of non-traditional working hours, if you’ve got time to do things in the evening, a side hustle could be perfect right now. If you’re able to put the kids to bed, or you’re always home again by 8 or 9pm, your side hustle hours could start without a problem. 

You need only spare a couple hours here at the beginning. Human beings tend to only be productive for that long anyway, and if your side hustle takes off, it can soon replace your main job! Then you can work as long as you want on it without any worry. 

If You Already Struggle to Be Flexible, Wait

However, if you’re living on a schedule that requires you to be on time every time within a very short time frame, it’s best to wait. Wait until whatever is clogging up your weeks is no longer an issue, and only then start to think about putting a valuable side hustle together. 

Being flexible is the name of the game here, and you need to have some wiggle room outside of your usual working/responsibility hours. It may take a few weeks or a few months to find that time, but it’ll be worth it in the long run. No business starts off well if its owner can’t commit to it. 

If you want to work a couple extra hours a week for more money, don’t go into the process blind. You might not have time right now, and you need to be as flexible as possible to find success here.

By Erica Buteau

Change Agent. Daydream Believer. Maker. Creative. Likes love, peace and Jeeping. Dislikes winter, paper cuts and war. She/Her/Hers.

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