How To Juggle A 9 to 5 While Starting Your Online Business

Just reading the title, “How to Juggle a 9 to 5 While Starting your Online Business” is enough to cause any girl to panic. I mean the thought of adding an extra thing to do to your to-do list sounds about as exciting as jabbing a fork in your eye. You’re busy as it is and adding something else to your plate can seem overwhelming. But, if you’re trying to leave that job of yours working on your side hustle exactly what you need to do in order to kick down the cubicle walls and get tf out so that you can make your business your full time gig!


When you’re used to the structure that you get from your 9 to 5, starting your own business can seem chaotic. But here are a few tips to help you get the business ball rolling so that you’re on the right track, and not drowning in confusion.

Time yo’self!

Set aside a realistic amount of time aside dedicated to your business. Start off with something realistic and slow so that you’re not overdoing it. When we started out, working a 9 to 5 was a bit hard to work around, so we focused on about 5 hours a week to start and made sure to add more hours when we felt we could handle it. This will help you to get used to running your own business while showing face at your job.

Get Organized AF

The same structure you have at your 9 to 5, is what you’ll need when running your own business online, so you will need to keep yourself organized AF! Making sure that you’re doing things on time everyday or every week, is how you’ll beast out all of your important things to do and stay ahead of the game. Get like me and use a planner or calendar if you’re the pen and paper type, or load your appointments into an online app that will remind you that you need to get shit done! Evernote is a great app just for that!

Be Seen Online

Starting an online business means you’ll need to get people used to seeing your gorgeous face, and familiar with your brand. Spending a little time on Facebook, Instagram and even Twitter a few times a day are great ways to grow your online business. When you have a 9 to 5, sometimes the boss bans usage of your phone or going online, so you’ll want to take advantage of apps like Later, or Buffer to get this done for you.

Remember the goal is to get known for what your brand does, so the more you get the world used to, and into what you do, the more your business will grow! Being known as the go to expert in your niche is badass, and a true way to eventually turn your followers into customers so you can ultimately start getting money!

Track Your Results.

Just like you’ve experienced working a 9 to 5, there will be things that work and others that completely suck when it comes to business attempts! So it’s important that you track the results that you get from both your social media efforts and your blog posts. If you’re not seeing a lot of likes to a specific picture posted on Instagram, monitoring the time of day, the quality of the image, and the hashtags used would be a great way to gauge results for your business. Make sure that you do this across the board for each blog and social media post will help tremendously in learning your audience, and finding out where you need to tweak, and repeat.

Remember running a successful online business is all about trial and error. The more knowledge you have about what works, and what doesn’t, the better you’ll be able to provide your audience with the perfect products and tools that will help them and make your brand stand out!

So there you have it. 4 important tips that will help you to juggle a 9 to 5 while starting your online business. Your turn! What tips would you add to the list? Whisper in the comments below… pillow talk is our fave!


Jae & Jacquel







7 Comments on How To Juggle a 9 to 5 While Starting Your Online Business

  1. BusinessFirstFamily
    2015-08-01 at 9:21 AM (2 years ago)

    You can’t always trust what you read online. However, I do trust you!

    • Jae Pettie
      2016-10-07 at 4:11 PM (7 months ago)

      Lol! You mean online isn’t the TRUTH? lol. I agree with you! You’ve got to be cautious about what you believe and advice you take from peeps online. But I’m glad we’re proven trustworthy in a sea of fakes! Means we’re doing our job!! 😉

  2. computers
    2015-08-20 at 4:40 AM (2 years ago)

    Effort always takes care of and I think you’re writing is an ideal example.

    • Jae Pettie
      2016-10-07 at 4:09 PM (7 months ago)

      I totally agree! Effort is the only real thing that will get you close to your successful goal! 😉

  3. Ubuntu VPS
    2016-05-10 at 6:29 AM (12 months ago)

    As hectic as it is to juggle a 9-to-5 job, day-to-day life, relationships, and building a business so you can finally leave your job, the time constraints provided by our day jobs are actually a good thing.

    • Jae Pettie
      2016-10-07 at 4:08 PM (7 months ago)

      I’m sure for some that is true. But for others, it could be a huge overwhelm. How do you manage to handle your 9 to 5 and execute your side biz?


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