There are plenty of reasons why you need to create and follow a strict summer hustle schedule. For one, you’ve only got 24 hours in a day. That’s fixed, non-negotiable. Whether you like it or not, you’ve got to squeeze in summer fun, your summer hustle, and everything else within this timeframe.
You also need to spend time taking care of your body. You need to assess your physical, mental, and emotional health from time to time. The reason for this is because if you get sick, then you don’t get to enjoy anything, it’s as simple as that.
Plan your day
Planning your schedule every single day will help ensure you avoid taking on more than you can realistically handle. You can only do so much in one day.
For example, if you’ve got a blog as a summer hustle, then plan out how many words you should be writing each day. If that doesn’t work for you, then think about how many posts you can realistically write and upload in a week.
Remember that consistency is key to succeed in almost anything in life, and it’s especially important for summer hustles! Because you’re your own boss, you need to structure your day so you don’t go about procrastinating and doing things you really shouldn’t be doing!
Maximize your time
Strictly following your schedule will help maximize your time. You do want your summer hustle to be profitable, right? So, figure out a way to do tasks that will help maximize your time and your profitability. Have a system in place or a process that will help you get from landing a client to submitting their deliverables in the most efficient way possible. You may start out with a prototype of your system (let’s call it system A), but somewhere along the way, you’ll find it’s not nearly as effective as system B. If this happens, then you need to adjust. You need to do whatever it takes to be as efficient as possible.
You can’t just say you’ll stick with system A because that’s what you thought of first, or that’s what’s written on your whiteboard or wherever. Don’t be afraid to change plans, you’ve got to do what it takes to maximize your time!