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How to Start Your Event Business While Working a Day Job

** Swearing Heads Up! If you have little ones around, put your headset on!

(Previously recorded as a Live video from our Facebook page)

Today, we’re talking about how to get your event planning business started if you’re working a day job.

If this is you, if you’re working a day job, working the Monday – Friday 9-5 grind, but you want to start your event business or maybe you’ve started but it’s just not going the way you want it to go, this is for you.

We’re going to be talking about how to get your event business started if you’re working a day job, so any comments or questions you have – pop them into the comment section below and we’d be happy to answer them.

I do know what it’s like because I got started the same way. I worked a day job as I was getting my business started and sometimes it felt completely overwhelming and some days I was like, “how am I going to keep my shit together”.

If you have kids around, by the way, you might want to put your headset on so that they don’t hear this. I’ll keep the swearing to a minimum, but every once in a while, things come out. You know, let’s keep it real here.

I Know What It’s Like!

I do know what that’s like. I know what it’s like to try and fit everything in. You’ve got your day job, you’ve got family obligations, you’ve got to buy groceries – you know it’s sometimes those mundane things in our lives that take up so much time, but they have to get done. And you want to have a social life as well, to spend time with friends and family is really important. 

What I’m going to challenge you to do is to come up with a way or find one hour  – just one hour a day somewhere in your life where you can dedicate it solely to starting your event business. I know we can talk about things like staying up another hour later or getting up earlier, but sometimes that just doesn’t work for people and if you’re not a morning person then that really doesn’t work for you. I prefer to do that because I could get it all out of the way early in the morning then I’d go to work and then come home and I could have a social life as well. That worked for me. If it doesn’t work for you don’t worry about it, you don’t have to do everything exactly the same way I did.

1-Hour a Day

What I would like you to do is find one hour every day. It could be when you’re sitting in traffic- can you do some brainstorming then? With safety in mind, write a couple of things down or it can be when you’re going to our child’s swim class and you’re sitting there and you’re watching them or at their dance practices, what about in a bathtub? You can have nice candles around and nice, soft music playing as you hang out, if you like to have baths do it then. Take notes, brainstorm, and create ideas. Maybe even reflect on what’s happened in the last day or two that you could put into your event business.

That’s number one, find one hour a day.

It could mean cutting out one episode of your favorite Netflix series! I don’t know about you, but I’m totally addicted and I tend to binge watch so I know that there’s an hour in there, somewhere, where I don’t have to get up earlier, I don’t have to stay up later, but if I just cut out one extra episode, I can work on my business, which makes it easier.

The point is to create momentum and consistency within your schedule and within your business. That is the key to all of this.

There’s this great saying that goes, “it takes 15 years to create an overnight success”. Let’s think about that for a second. 15 years to create an overnight success and I can guarantee that in those 15 years there’s consistency and momentum going on. Every once in a while you fall off and you’re like, “Oh my God this is just not working”. That’s okay, that’s life!

We need to give ourselves permission to let it go so we don’t feel overwhelmed, especially when life gets in the way.

Start Your Event Business Today YES!


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