If you’d like to pursue a side hustle, whether it’s a long-term cleaning job or a simple creative project, learning to balance your side hustle with your full-time job can be helpful even if you don’t think of your activity as a side hustle.
If you’re here at this blog post, you’re probably all prepped up to charge through the virtual gates of the world of part-time jobs in Singapore.
How should I start with finding a part-time job?
To answer this question, you’d need to start by digging deep and unearth the available part-time works in the market today. Then, decide if you should leverage the skills you have, or take a step into something fresh and new.
Sounds like a plan, yes? And here we’ve some really useful tips to help you steer clear of time-consuming decisions and maintain a healthy balance between work and personal life, even as your secondary project grows in scope.
Gauge how much free time you have
You know those people who hold a full-time job, and still, have the time to earn some extra income? And you can’t help but think: where on earth do they get more than 24 hours per day?
The thing is, if you’re like most people, you can add more hours to the day to do the things you truly want (and need).
Based on our experience, there’s really only one explanation for this enigma: good time management. Did you realize that you spend most of your waking hours staring at screens?
Browsing through social media, watching videos—that’s where most of your time went to. To spend time efficiently, draw up a schedule with records of your daily assignments.
Find out how much time you have per day and per week, including weekends, and then create a daily routine that works for you.
Knowing exactly how much time you have and how much time you’re willing to set aside can help decide if you’re looking for short-term projects or long-term recurring jobs.
Write down how much you plan to earn
Physically writing down your money goals, other than making them more real than just a thought, has endless benefits. If you plan to bring in extra $500 this month, jot it down.
You’ll only make it so far without having a distinct plan. Make your goals real, plan out the methods you can take to accomplish them, and create deadlines that force you to deliver on those objectives—that’s how you’ll be more certain on which jobs you can and should take to reach those goals.
Once you’ve figured out how much free time you have on hand, you can now start searching for jobs. It may not be as easy to find a job as you thought it’d have been, but don’t give up.
Remain focused, keeping in mind the kind of jobs you’re looking for, and be constantly on a lookout. Whether it’s on the internet or on an app, always scroll for possibilities because you’ll never know if someone has offered a higher price than usual for the task that’s just right up your alley!
Not all of us has a car that’ll allow us to be a part-time driver to earn extra income. The internet is your best source of available part-time or ad hoc opportunities even if you lack certain equipment.
Give it a search and you’ll see hundreds of requests that require experience more than equipment, such as cleaning, babysitting, writing projects, cooking, etc. Most jobs these days may also require you to work remotely with just a laptop rather than needing you to be there physically.
Update your skill sets
Your best asset is your skill set. Treat this as a way to improve yourself constantly and you’d be opening yourself up to a lot more chances. An old pro in plumping? Great! Ramp it up with other related skills like learning how to do repair work, carpentry, aircon cleaning, etc.
The more skills you have, the easier it is for you to find jobs and add on cha-chings in your bank account. iTask encourages our users to update skillsets in their profile so we can recommend relevant tasks that we think they can handle.
Download iTask to find job opportunities that you’ll be able to handle.
You are your biggest priority
It’s rare if ever, that one can find the perfect harmony between their side hustle and a full-time job. You’ll always have to be all set to handle stints on the fly.
You can also expect unforgettable flashes of splendid synergy and moments of fatigue, but every one of them will prepare you on how to balance these proportions of your life.
Supremely, your health (and sanity) always comes on top of everything else. You and your health are the core of everything and, therefore, you’re your biggest priority.
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Anything else we missed?
With the explosion of demands for part-time work, there has never been a better time to look for ways to make money in your free time.
From huge, life-changing decisions like starting a business, to taking on part-time jobs or ad hoc duties or just doing assignments remotely, there are certainly a few ways you can start making money today and feeling more financially safe and secure.
Did we miss anything else?
Feel free to leave your own personal thoughts on finding part-time work (in the comments), share some details, and we’ll add them to the list 😊