Discover The Top 3 Tips For Balancing Your Full-Time Job With Your Campaign
When we launch a crowdfunding campaign, we do so because we want to create something that inspires us. Whether it is a new business, a product, or something creatively driven, we want our ideas to come to life and, ideally, make a profit.
However, whilst you’re working to make your crowdfunding campaign a success, you need to pay the bills. Thus, it is very common for a crowdfunding entrepreneur to balance their time between their campaign and a full-time job.
This can prove difficult for some entrepreneurs. A job and a crowdfunding campaign take time, energy, and a determination to succeed. Thus in this article, we’re going to share with you three ways you can balance out your time between your crowdfunding campaign and your full-time job, without either having to suffer. By following our examples, you will reduce your stress and smash your goals, be they in the corporate or crowdfunding worlds.
Number 1: Time Management
Effective time management has less to do with prioritising, and more to do with routine.
Find a specific time in your day which you can dedicate to your crowdfunding campaign. This time should not be during your full-time job, since this could lead you to get into trouble with your colleagues. A time during the evening after work, or during the hours before work, is ideal.
Once you have selected the time and how long you want to dedicate to your campaign – ideally an hour, minimum – you need to commit to it every single day. Make an effort to show up and work on your campaign at the same time every day will help you build a strong work ethic, as well as a habit that will increase your productivity.
Managing your time is crucial to balancing a full-time job with your crowdfunding campaign. Time will not be given to you to work – You need to make the time and use it to your advantage.
Number 2: Managing Procrastination
Note the word managing instead of overcoming. Procrastination is something that we all do and inherently, it isn’t a bad thing.
Procrastination allows us to take stock of a situation. It forces us to step back, let the cogs in our brain cool off, and helps prevent us from burning out too easily on challenging obstacles.
The trick is knowing when to stop procrastinating. Recognising how much time you spend procrastinating on a problem rather than solving it is crucial to making the most out of your crowdfunding campaign, as well as your career.
So the next time you find yourself tempted to binge on Netflix instead of working, think about why you have that urge. Do you want to reward yourself for a job well done? Or are you putting off something that you can solve, if only you put down the remote?
Number 3: Support Network
No man is an island.
The best way to balance a full-time job and a crowdfunding campaign is to surround yourself with people who support you. Whether it is family, friends, co-workers, or even people who you meet at networking events, it’s important to surround yourself with people who will support you if things get rough.
It can be hard to conjure the motivation on your own. Thus, speaking to people about your concerns, ambitions, and goals will help you find the validation you need to keep going. They may have criticisms of their own – which is something you will need to understand – but if they are willing to stand by you as you juggle a full-time job and a crowdfunding campaign, you’ll find yourself more inspired to chase your dreams.
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