5 Tips For Developing An Evening Side Hustle Routine

July 11, 2022

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A Guide For Creating A Healthy Evening Side Hustle Routine

Are you a side hustler that prefers the evening? If so, you’re not alone! When you run a business on the side, you typically choose either before your full-time job, or after, to work on your business. Choosing the evening to work on your side hustle can be a great opportunity! The evening leaves you with nothing but your business to focus on. You can wind down and ease into your work. And an evening working routine can help you make the most of your time. Here are 5 tips for developing an evening side hustle routine!

Why Creating A Routine For Your Business Is Important

A routine for your business can be a game-changer. Routines help us stay organized, keep us accountable and apply easily to all situations. And for side hustlers, this is everything! Working a full-time job while running a business is not an easy task. Routines allow you to make the most of your time and help create a healthy hustle lifestyle. We all know hustling looks different for everyone. And because of this, creating a routine and business regime for you is vital.

If you’re a side hustler looking to turn the evening into your prime working time, then look no further! These 5 tips can help you transform any weeknight into a productive side hustle night! In just a couple of hours, you and your evening routine can make a ton of progress! Then apply these 5 tips to my FREE Side Hustle Routine Starter Pack! This 7-page download will help you organize your schedule, develop business routines and balance both side hustling and working 9-5.

01. Set A Timer

The first tip for creating an evening side hustle routine is to set a timer for your working session. This sounds simple, but you don’t want to overlook it! If you prefer the evening, then chances are this is when you find the most energy. You can stay up later and your brain feels more awake.

However, this can often lead to overworking yourself at night. The last thing you want is to stay up too late and feel even worse in the morning. A timer can help give you some clear boundaries for turning off the computer at night and going to bed. I use this $18 cube timer from Amazon every day. You can flip the timer to automatically begin counting down and keep it handy on your desk.

02. Eat Dinner At The Same Time

The next tip for developing a healthy evening side hustle routine is to eat dinner at the same time each night. This routine helps you create a regular schedule. For example. if you know that you’re eating dinner every night at 7, then it’s easy to know that your side hustle work begins at 8. This routine also helps prevent you from eating too late and skipping your evening work block.

A part of eating dinner at the same time each night is also having a weekly dinner plan! Meal prepping or creating a weekly menu ahead of time can save you a lot of time throughout the week. And as a side hustler, saving time is everything! Create a healthy dinner routine so you can literally use it as fuel for a healthy evening working routine.

03. Create The Right Atmosphere

Another key element in creating a healthy evening side hustle routine is the atmosphere. As an evening side hustler, it’s important to be cozy while working! If you have an evening of computer work, enjoy some comfy pajamas and cozy socks. Lighting a candle and/or playing an instrumental playlist are also great suggestions for this!

Atmosphere enhancements like these help you devote time to your side hustle in a different manner. They can not just make you feel more comfortable but apply devotion and intention to your evening working block. Consider what atmosphere changes you can put in place, big or small, to help make more of a routine out of your night.

04. Create Clear Goals & To-Do’s

A part of your side hustle evening routine should absolutely be creating clear goals and to-dos! Your evening work routine should start and/or stop with organizing your objectives. You may have a great routine in place and find no issue working. However if you don’t have a clear idea of what you should be working on, you run the risk of working only on low-hanging fruit.

By creating your daily to-do’s you can prioritize what truly needs to get done. And building this organization into your routine ensures that it becomes a habit! It’s very easy to feel unorganized when it comes to side hustling. So be sure to create healthy habits with organization at the beginning. Make to-do lists a part of your evening routine with my FREE Side Hustler To-Do List Templates here. Small routines like this can make a big difference.

05. Start & Stop Your Evening Specifically

Creating routines around starting and stopping your work blocks is a great method to developing side hustle habits. By starting your work session the same each evening, you create more of a normal experience. This can easily lead to consistency versus if your working sessions looked radically different each evening.

The same goes for stopping each working session. These bookends help you create more “muscle memory” when it comes to working on your side hustle. This allows you to more easily know what to expect when working on your business, even if you work on something different each night. The same patterns of starting and stopping are what your brain will use to develop healthy side hustle habits.

Creating Your Evening Side Hustle Routine

Ready to turn the evening into your side hustle’s time to shine? Then let’s do it! A good side hustle working block doesn’t need to take hours. Especially with a good routine in play. Routines can help you make the most of your time. And as a side hustler, time is everything!

Get started creating your simple but effective side hustle evening routine today! Get started with my FREE 7-Page Routine Starter Pack right here. This digital download will help you organize your schedule, develop business routines and balance both side hustling and working 9-5. A good business routine can feel like the perfect pair of jeans. So what are you waiting for? Let’s start creating yours today!

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I'm Amy Schmidt

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I'm a small business cheerleader, strategist, and course creator who loves seeing others earn income in unconventional ways. I started a cleaning business in college and have side hustled since, selling my latest part-time business for $151,000.


I'm Amy Schmidt, your new business strategist!

I'm a small business development and sales strategist who loves seeing others earn income in unconventional ways. I started a cleaning business in college and have side hustled since, selling my latest part-time business for $151,000

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