Need expert advice on how to balance a day job with a freelance side hustle?


In this episode of the podcast, I’m going to walk you through some of the issues to consider when you are side hustling and how to keep a good line of division between your day job and your side hustle. I share with you lessons that I learned balancing both, how to manage your time, and the boundaries that you need to create.


You’ll discover considerations that you need to ask yourself when determining how much time you can work your side hustle, the benefits of freelancing, and signs that it is time to quit your day job.


Here are some things we covered in this episode:

  • How to balance a full-time position and a freelance side hustle
  • Issues to consider when you are side hustling
  • How to have a line between your work and your business
  • Staying disconnected from things you are not working on
  • Physical boundaries to create with your employer
  • Why rigorous schedule blocking is essential
  • Considerations for the mental energy that you have available in your freelance business
  • Why you need to know your own personal limits and where you are going to make cuts
  • Creative scheduling tips
  • Whether you should tell your employer you are freelancing
  • Do you tell your clients that you have a day job?
  • How to know when it is time to leave your day job
  • Common misconceptions about having a side hustle
  • The benefits of having a freelance business 
  • The truth about balancing both a day job and freelancing
  • Grab my Side Hustle Planner and create your side hustle income plan in a weekend!

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Laura Briggs is empowering the freelance generation. Through her public speaking, coaching, and writing, she helps freelancers build the business of their dreams without sacrificing all their time, family, or sanity. Laura burned out as an inner-city middle school teacher before becoming an accidental freelancer with a Google search for “how to become a freelance writer.” Since then, she’s become a contributor to Entrepreneur, Business Insider, and Writer’s Weekly. She worked for more than 300 clients around the world including Microsoft, Truecar, and the Mobile Marketing Association. She’s delivered two TEDx talks on the power of the freelance economy for enabling freedom and flexibility and how it’s being used to address the technical skills gap in the U.S. Laura is the host of the Advanced Freelancing podcast, a sought-after public speaker on the gig and digital freelance economy, and a freelance coach focused on aspiring six-figure freelancers. Laura’s books, courses, and coaching have reached over 10,000 people.

As a military spouse, Laura is passionate about serving her community and founded Operation Freelance, a nonprofit organization that teaches veterans and military spouses how to become freelancers and start their own business.