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How To Add A Side Hustle Without Burning Out


If you are entering the era of side hustles, I am rooting for you!


Increasing your income is the fastest way to reach your financial goals. Adding a different income stream also helps build safety for yourself in case you lose your main source of income. You can always rely on your other avenues of income.


I want you to think about supporting yourself to avoid burn out.


Here are eight tips to help you get started:


1. Identify your passion and skills


Choose an enjoyable side hustle. Your passion and skills are a great way to start because it is very likely you are already doing them free of cost for family and friends. Weigh out your options with passion and skills; perhaps your passion is something you think about often, and it is where your heart lies.


Whichever you decide, make sure you enjoy it, as this can become your main income source.


2. Time management


Managing your time efficiently is key. Set a realistic schedule that gives you time for your main job, personal life, and side hustle. Use tools to help you stay organized and productive.


Prioritize rest in the same way you prioritize adding a side hustle. The more you rest, the more productive you can be.


3. Set realistic goals


Establish achievable short-term and long-term goals for your side hustle. Then, each goal should have small actionable steps to achieve them.


Setting realistic goals with actionable steps will allow you to stay focused and motivate you without feeling burnout.


If your initial plan is not working, do not be afraid to assess and re-evaluate. It is okay to pivot.


4. Start small


It’s okay to start small. Depending on your side hustle, the best thing you can do for yourself is start with a manageable workload and gradually increase it as you become more comfortable.


This also allows your body some grace to catch on to the extra tasks.


5. Outsource when possible


Depending on your business, your business may allow you to outsource tasks whenever possible. Outsourcing will conserve your energy on the small tasks, and you can focus on tasks with a bigger ROI (Return On investment).


6. Prioritize self-care and fun


Prioritizing self-care will help you avoid burnout. Getting enough sleep, movement, relaxation, etc. Word hard, play hard! Yes, have fun and create that healthy balance between work and joy. Work will always be there, but I want you to enjoy the now while you build your side hustle.


Schedule it so that you can hold yourself accountable.


7. Networking and Collaboration


Find a community that is on the same journey as you. This makes the journey feel less lonely and more enjoyable. You can exchange ideas and share opportunities with each other.


The right support can lead to less stress.


8. Know when to pause


Are you reaching your limits? Being self-aware when you are reaching your limits is important. It is okay to pause. The more you pause, the more you can recharge and keep going.


Gone are the days when we push through and do not listen to our bodies.


Eldest daughter and daughter of immigrants, this is your reminder that you have nothing to prove, and we know you are a hard worker! This is your reminder to start practicing, resting, and playing.


By resting more, you can create how you want your journey to look and unsubscribe from hustle culture.


When we work together:


  • I help you with money mindset as you navigate salary increases and money trauma
  • I help you feel less stressed by focusing on joy while you build a second income stream
  • I help you increase your income through salary negotiation, moving jobs, or starting a side hustle


If this resonates with you, I invite you to work with me! I want to help you reach your money goals faster and experience less stress daily. Book a sales call.


I cannot wait to be part of your journey!


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Orlenda Cortez

Welcome to my corner on the internet! I’m obsessed with using money as a tool because it led me to pay off $30K in consumer debt in a year and a half, helped me save $20K in nine months to have my dream wedding in Costa Rica and is helping me build the life I never saw my family experience. Now I want to help others do the same!

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