Welcome to The MapleMoney Show, the podcast that helps Canadians improve their personal finances to create lasting financial freedom. I’m your host, Tom Drake, the founder of MapleMoney, where I’ve been writing about all things related to personal finance since 2009.
We’ve talked before about various ways to make money on the side, but how do you succeed at making a few extra dollars while not interfering with your day job?
My guest this week is Robert Farrington, of The College Investor. Robert started blogging as a side hustle while he worked a 9-5 career as a manager with Target. Robert explains how he balanced blogging with a full-time job, and how he eventually was able to convert his side hustle into a full-time business.
These days, Robert enjoys the flexibility of being able to balance his working hours with other priorities, such as family time. I asked him about a few of his top productivity hacks, including why he schedules time to accomplish specific tasks.
Best of all, Robert shares what he believes is the #1 thing that allowed him to grow his side hustle into a full time business. His answer may surprise you. It’s all here, on the Maple Money Show.
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- How the retail schedule works well with a side hustle
- Keeping your 9-5 and your side hustle separate
- Why ride sharing companies like Uber make great side hustles
- Productivity hacks to balance a day job and side hustle
- How Robert uses schedules time to get things done
- The importance of networking to grow your business