How Do You Manage Business And A Day Job As An Employee?

Managing a business and holding a day job  at the same time can be quite challenging. Infact some people have given up on ever getting their businesses off the ground,but there are ways to make the process more stress free.

The first step is to use your day job to save up money for your business, this particularly helps during emergencies.

Secondly,maximize your free time to make plans for the business, where you want it to go, how large you want it to be.

Then, you can employ a sales representative to manage your business in your absence, this person must be trained and trusted.

Now, gradually reduce the amount of time spent in tour day job abd focus more in your business (after ensurin that your business has taken off) and it is prudent not to visibly show signs of an imminent resignation, as this could lead to you losing your job before you are ready.

Lastly, explore different ways to expand your business, without stressing the funds already available.

Overall, being able to delegate duties goes a long way to aid your business while you are busy with your job, but beware of bad employees. 

Are you an employee with another side business or hustle? how do you manage it? kindly share with us via reply.

Comments Reply
  • It won’t be an easy task for an employee to manage his own business but I will advise the person to vent into a business that can be managed by himself and not probably need to be there. You can try sport betting business because you’ll be able to manage your wallet by yourself 

    - Akorede Ogundare - 2019-10-02 18:54:32 Quote

  • I run a major computer center and the most important thing I work on is my relationship with my workers because if your relationship as an employer with your workers is good your customers will receive good services in return.

    - Mark Emmanuel - 2019-10-02 19:19:49 Quote

  • Good to me i don't think a day job can disturb business because a day job alone is not sufficient for man to live a great need to going to side husltle so side hustle wil be business in order to improve in financial aspect

    - James Tope - 2019-10-02 19:31:15 Quote

  • I can manage my business that can't affect my a day job because i will see my business as my side huslte but not all business cannot affect a day joy,  the only business that i know that it won't affect my a day job is online business

    - Agboluaje Ibrahim - 2019-10-02 19:56:16 Quote

  • Good to me i don't think a day job can disturb business because a day job alone is not sufficient for man to live a great need to going to side husltle so side hustle wil be business in order to improve in financial aspect

    - Ezeh Somtoo Emmanuel - 2019-10-02 19:58:27 Quote

  • this is a very good thank you so much for this too honestly I don't have such idea cuz I'm still a student or did you steal some people's opinion available to read more and understand and go through her up so that when I start my own I will not be able to be left but thank you so much for the tips

    - Abubakar Sadeeq Salihu - 2019-10-02 20:08:58 Quote

  • Ok,  this is a very nice decision.  I own a small shop business just a block away from my house and am doing my IT at an engineering factory around so what I do is that I employed a work to all see my shop while sometimes I check up on it after an back from my IT service. 

    - Nwobi Emmanuel - 2019-10-02 20:10:44 Quote

  • Its very possible for you to own a business and have a day's job at the same time bit its gonna be very hectic for you at the beginning but at the end you'll enjoy it

    For you to limit pressure, make sure you have an online platform for your business so that you can do the business from anywhere and in your free time

    You'll have to be focused also

    - Joseph Lawrence - 2019-10-02 20:13:55 Quote

  • Pit this at the back of your mind. Ur job require just 40% of your time and attention while your side hustle require 60%. Ask your self about both jobs which one is truely urs asin which one is really urs. By the time you answer these questions you will be able to giblve more attention to ur side hustle

    - Yusuf Binuwa - 2019-10-02 20:19:03 Quote

  • Thank you for this idea, i have been having this issue of trying to balance the two together and this wrie-up is exactly what i just need to accomplish the goal. It is going to be a one step at a time way even though it is not easy balancing the two. Thank you once again for this write-up, i appreciate it.

    - emeka ofuonye - 2019-10-02 20:39:51 Quote

  • Good topic bcoz if you base on one business you would not achieve anything in live. is possible for you to have your own business or shop why working to another person's office.that's will make you to meet up in live. 

    - Ochemba Onyinyechi - 2019-10-02 20:48:50 Quote

  • Yes. It true. It a great guideline on managing business. Some persons trade with out accounting for profit and then end up mismanaging the business.

    As a business person, one should try distinguishing profit from capital. It will go a long way in helping the business grow

    - Ealefoh Adesuwa - 2019-10-02 20:54:13 Quote

  • Employing a sales rep seems to be the best option, living by a day Job isn't enough especially since even salaries are not paid when die attimes... So having a day job and a business is a very good idea. 

    - Naimah Abdulsalam - 2019-10-02 20:54:54 Quote

  • It is possible to own a business and have a day job at the same time you can put someone in the place and be going there from time to time and also be going to your normal work

    - Miracle Boniface - 2019-10-02 21:33:34 Quote

  •  I don't have such idea cuz I'm still a student or did you steal some people's opinion available to read more and understand and go through her up so that when I start my own I will not be able to be left but thank you so much for the tips

    - Ishaya Tanko - 2019-10-02 21:38:06 Quote

  • A day job are fixed salary and is frustrating by even your boss, while business or self employee is stressful trying to make your customers happy and at the same time your business shouldn't collapse 

    - Aberaka Martins - 2019-10-02 21:49:55 Quote

  • Like I always say everything in live requires proper planning and arrangements to ensure success. Running a business while keeping up a days job is very possible. Ensure to hire a very competent overseer of the business but also monitor it strictly yourself. Make sure you earn your profit from your business and don't end up using your job to finance your business on a regular basis.

    - Ndukwe Ikechukwu - 2019-10-02 21:50:26 Quote

  • A day job might not necessarily affect your business. Before you open your business you should have taken time to plan it all out. Know how you're going to run your business successfully without any problem while also paying proper attention to your day job.

    - Babatunde Wuraola - 2019-10-02 21:53:39 Quote

  • Combination of day job and business. I think what should do is to go to the normal day job after which you come back to open for the business. You may go to job in the morning and business in the evening. Though, it depends on the business. You know some business sell well in the evening. So , if you want to combine day job and business, you should go for such business that will sell well in the evening.

    - Onwa Matthew - 2019-10-02 21:53:51 Quote

  • Follow this step process to manage a small business while working full time
    -know your company policy

    -understand tthe agreement you've signed

    -don't use or disclose proprietary information

    -don't poach former co-worker

    -don't use company ttime on your side business

    -don't use resource oof the company

    - Dalhatu Halliru - 2019-10-02 22:30:50 Quote

  • The only way for me to effectively manage your business and day job is to employ someone/people to help you manage your business while you aren't around to do so. Every business needs consistency to grow and make valuable profit for its owner,so locking down your business until when you are back from your day job is just not good for the growth of such business, except its one which can only be operated during evening or night which is when you are back from your day job

    - Samuel Chidobi - 2019-10-02 22:35:30 Quote

  • True facts you've mentioned... How about times when you barely have time enough after doing a lot form your day job... It gets harder... I think staying for a while im a day job then switching permanently is the best

    - Ijomah Rocky - 2019-10-02 22:41:27 Quote

  • Having the two is a great idea , it just depends on the type of the day job. You should find a less tasking own , even if it is tasking , you can hire a sales rep because at the end of the day , you will still leave that job and the only thing remaining will be your own business

    - Olawumi Adedeji - 2019-10-02 22:44:47 Quote

  • It's so stressful to ave those two. one must disturb the other d only way is to  give the day job 2 someone u trust to keep managing and earning money and u can face the other one

    - Mojisola Taiwo - 2019-10-02 22:53:49 Quote

  • In trying to balance both jobs,  employees must draw up personal plans,  that is,  they must draw up an itinerary that shows what they will engage in in the course of the day  and full attention must be given to it. 

    - Okonte Samuel - 2019-10-02 23:01:14 Quote

  • This is nice, but i belive it depends largely on the type and nature of the business and ofcourse the day job. There are some businesses that calls for your optimum attention and unwavering dedicationdedication and also day jobs that effectively steal aeayaway your time and leave you stressed out, and you end up lagging in thinking. To this end both ventures must be wieghed carefully before an attempt to combine. If not focus on one. Extra profit is cool but balancing health and wealth life is essentially too.

    - Billy John - 2019-10-02 23:06:03 Quote

  • It isn't easy to run a day job and also run your own private business but first you must understand that your day job matters, so make out a strategy to manage both businesses so that none suffers

    - George Belema - 2019-10-02 23:12:03 Quote

  • It depends on the kind of job you are doing or where you are working that will determine whether you can manage both the employer and your business altogether at the same time.As for me the kind of job am doing can afford me do my VTU business without disturbing my work at the office.What is required of me is to be online and reply to people message and deliver their service to them and continue my work very simple.

    - Ademola Segun - 2019-10-02 23:31:52 Quote

  • Its not going to be easy, but its possible. I think before going into any business proper planning is to be made, to prevent loss of money. If you are to employ a staff, can the business pay the staff. So I think maybe a transport business like uber can do. Just give your car to a driver in the morning with an agreement to give u a certain percentage and at closing hour, you can also continue till when you d seem fit for the day.

    - Oduniyi Adedayo - 2019-10-02 23:41:50 Quote

  • Well on my own Opinion. Despite being a student... I share  my time in 3 places, my Normal Business has its own time, Hussle has it's own time, and my duty as a student also has it's own time.  This is all about planning you will achieved both to get something better in the future bcos the future is bright or will be bright is the way you plans how you make your bed, bcos if you make your bed well it will give you a sense of pride to accomplish a task, and another and another by day you will see that a task completed has turn to many task completed.. To achieved great things, a lot of sacrifice needs to be done that is what matters a lot...

    - Isaac Christian Ejimofor - 2019-10-02 23:48:47 Quote

  • Good to no, It is not going to b easy at all i think it all need a very good plans bcos with out that a day job is going to disturb your business ,with a good plan is a good thing to do because am into the business 

    - Enebeli Vivian - 2019-10-03 00:49:01 Quote

  • My side business has never affected my main. Business. All i just mostly is the make a well planned schedule for my side and main business. And I really earn alot doing that. 

    - Nnamdy Kosisochukwu - 2019-10-03 01:29:05 Quote

  • The truth of the matter is that running a side business with a daily routine job is a very tedious one looking at the factors such as traffic, travelling through long distance everyday to work, poor feeding habit because most employees tend to manage their earnings by taking too much junks into their system, not to talk of pressures from their employer trying to meet up with the job demands. All these and more  are affecting most employee's performances not to talk of combining a side business with it .

    Well it depends on the size of the business.

    As for me, to manage a business at a premature stage requires lots of commitment and dedications, sleepless nights, nurturing and expansion .

    So rather than combining two tedious works which might result into poor mental health, it's best to discover your passion if it is business  focus on building it up to the level where it will run automatically without your presence hence, you can think of combining another business with it. 

    If not focus  on being your best as an employee.

    - Oluwatomisin lydia Elegbede - 2019-10-03 01:39:47 Quote

  • If you're good at something, that a different case and if you are not that good, it a different case entire, having so much idea about the business you're doing makes you 60% active employee you can't manage the business you don't know about. 

    - Adeshina Moshood - 2019-10-03 02:14:29 Quote

  • Those points given is good. It also think you need to first of all plan very well to embark on both of them so that you will not lose focus and profit at the end of everything. 

    - Ofechuwa blessing ogenekewe - 2019-10-03 02:33:14 Quote

  • As for me an employee,if I want to establish my other business I would rather go for online business like selling of wears and Accessories which I will be able to monitor myself even during my work hour as an employee especially a part time worker or IT because no one can be trusted now lots of bad things are happening here and there.

    - ABIDOYE SODIQ OLAMILEKAN - 2019-10-03 02:46:06 Quote

  • I don't think day job can affect my business life because as tight as my schedule as a student I still find time to make my social life and they are never contradicting. There will always be a schedule for the day 

    - Ajibade Adetunji - 2019-10-03 14:47:28 Quote

  • It can be so challenging and stressful but  try to maximize your time and create va balance between the two.You can get a sales manager or representative that will over see things in your absence and give you reports

    - Akinkuebi Boluwatife - 2019-10-03 14:48:30 Quote

  • This step isn't advisable because you can get to lose interest rapidly in your day job and this will surely affect your output at work. You can't eat your cake and have it.

    - Gbenga Majekodunmi - 2019-10-03 15:17:07 Quote

  • Though  it can be so challenging  and stressful at the same time. You just have to be strong and be determined.   You just have ti strike a perfect  balance between the two in other for one not to affect the other. 

    - Abolarin Deji - 2019-10-03 15:19:28 Quote

  • For an employee to work and still manage a sideline businesss is not an easy task.... But honestly it will be advisable if the person ventures into businesses that can handle it self.. Maybe an online business that can easily be handled was h just the use of your phone

    - Israel David - 2019-10-03 17:59:12 Quote

  • it not a easy task to be a business worker and to be a day worker, though it will be of a great help to the person because you won't have to wait till month end before you start paying bills, you can still be using the day job money to help the house need but the stress will discourage person not to, but it a good ideal..

    - Oluwaseun Oduwaiye - 2019-10-03 18:56:03 Quote

  • A day job is very frustrating course you receive money only at the end of the month. While business is every day you see money you use in doing things which are meant to be can balance the both the business is for your daily need and the job salary can be use to lift up the business at the end of the can also purse  the business to any time you are have finished with your job for the day may be at night you do your business it will help alot. 

    - Maryann Onuoha - 2019-10-03 19:29:38 Quote

  • This is a nice advice because Managing a business and a job can be a very difficult task,but the first thing to consider is time management and also the business been created should be something you really know about then you should be really patient. 

    - Adekunle Victor - 2019-10-03 19:37:06 Quote

  • It's never going to be easy, although have not been in such position yet. But it all depends on the nature of the business, if it's a business of which someone can be managing in your absence then you can allow the person manage the business while you focus on your day job. 

    - Lot Egweteng - 2019-10-03 20:42:00 Quote

  • For these to work well, you have a long thought about what business you want to venture into, you need to work smart, after realizing this, then you can think of starting up and i think it's good if you get a sale rep for your working hours 

    - Olaniyi Aliu - 2019-10-03 21:36:07 Quote

  • Yeah it's most times very hard and stressful to balance your day job and your business. But all these things you have to get the knowledge of the business you are about to go in, so that you will know how you can manage the two

    - Adirika Chisom - 2019-10-03 21:51:48 Quote

  • Here are 7 tips that will help to ensure your business

    1) Have a written plan

    2) Don't marry your plans

    3)Keep your ego in check and listen to others........

    4) keep track of everything , and manage by the numbers.......

    5)DDelegate to employees and avoid micromanaging them.......

    6)use the internet

    7) Reinvent your business.

    - Favour Agbaliko - 2019-10-03 22:34:52 Quote

  • Unfortunately, it doesn't look as easy as you said. What if your day job is so demanding that you close really late and sometimes work during the weekend? Or what if the person managing the business for you doesn't have your best interest in mind? I agree with you saving up for the business though. It's really is difficult managing both but it's possible. Great write up

    - Tolulope Abiodun - 2019-10-14 10:34:35 Quote

  • Before combining business and works one should understand that time management is very important. Depending on the type of work you do. Not every business needs to be combined with jobs and vice versa.

    - Chinwe Okeke - 2019-10-24 20:43:01 Quote

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