You’ve got big dreams for your side-hustle
You started it out of the need for a creative outlet or to give yourself the freedom to do the work you really love. You dream of a slower, more meaningful lifestyle created out of growing your side-hustle. You’re excited about the possibilities and have tons of ideas …
But, making the time to work on your side-hustle and make those ideas happen is a struggle. You’re juggling a 9-5 and a side-hustle as well as all of the other stuff life throws at you. You try to plan but quickly feel disheartened and overwhelmed when you can’t keep up with it. There’s a voice in your head telling you ‘it’s not worth all of this time and effort’ (oh but it is my friend).
You see, I’ve been there! And believe me, I feel your pain
I know what its like snatching minutes here and there to get stuff done in your business, grappling to make a plan that’s actually achievable, dealing with the looks you get at work when you miss yet another evening of work drinks. Building a thriving creative business as a side-hustle isn’t plain sailing but it’s well worth it!
Building a thriving creative business on the side of a job or other big commitments is some sort of magic, right?
Well, actually… not really
You can grow a thriving creative business on the side but you need an action plan that will really take you places and the productivity tools to help you to work smarter and more efficiently with your time.
How do I know? I’ve done it myself
I started to make big steps in my side-hustle as soon as I decided to really get serious about it. I used my project management skills from my 9-5 and developed my own 3-step planning method that really started to take my business places. I picked up lots of productivity tools that helped me work more effectively with my time and focus on the most impactful tasks that would take my business forward. This all added up to cutting my hours at work and creating more freedom in my life - to do the work I really love, to walk the dogs or take a bath when I so please in the day and the freedom to work with the people I really want to help.
And I want the same freedom for you!
So, I’m sharing the planning and productivity tools and methods I created to level up my own business in my 7+ year journey of side-hustling with you in my 6-week productivity boosting course for side-hustlers
Here’s the weekly course breakdown
Week 1 – Find your focus
Digging deep into what you want from your side-hustle and getting clear on where your focus needs to be. Setting your goals for the next few weeks.
Week 2 – Creating your 12 week plan
Making your 12-week action plan for your side-hustle using my 3-step planning method.
Week 3 – Planning your weeks & writing better to do lists
Writing better to-do lists and planning your weeks more effectively. This week we’ll get to work on your plan.
Week 4 – My best time-saving tactics
Creating a routine that works for you and putting long-term time saving measures in place.
Week 5 – Stream lining, systems and outsourcing
Working smarter with your time and finding opportunities for outsourcing and streamlining your tasks .
Week 6 – Staying Motivated, on-track and getting the right support
How to be flexible with your 12-week plan, how to stay motivated as you work through it and keeping it up to date as well as staying on track.
How it works
Make a Plan > Make it Happen does exactly what it says on the tin.
We’ll spend the first two weeks making a solid 12-week plan for your side-hustle based on what you really want from your side-hustle. The remaining 4 weeks will be focussed on learning tools and tactics to boost your productivity and stay on track with your action plan.
Each Friday you’ll get access to the next week’s course content that includes a 30 minute video from me, talking through the topics for the week and practical exercises with worksheets to help you take action as well as do the big thinking.
I’m going to be heavily involved, answering your questions in the facebook group every day and checking in with you via weekly facebook lives. I’ll be cheering you on every step of the way and if you want, you can also add the option of email support and a 1:1 call.
There’s also an audio version of the course that you can listen to on the commute each week.
I’m running this course with a small number of people so that I can give everyone my undivided attention.
You’ll also get one of my printed side-hustle action planners to use for your planning & to put up on your wall - to help you make your plan a reality!
What will I learn?
My 3-step planning method for side-hustlers which you can then use over and over again.
How to give your side-hustle a health check and figure out where your focus needs to be.
How to set realistic and achievable goals for your business.
How to break your goals down into appertising chunks that you can work on bit by bit each week.
How to plan your weeks more effectively.
How to write more better to-do lists.
How to prioritise your tasks when time’s tight.
How to create a routine that works for you around your 9-5 and other commitments.
How to streamline tasks so that they take less time.
How to reflect on and celebrate your achievements.
Getting started with outsourcing and setting up simple systems.
How to stay on track with your plan and be flexible with it.
How to get the right support, set milestones and stay motivated.
What will I get
6 weeks of practical lessons to take you from making a 12-week plan for your side-hustle to making it happen using the tools that worked for me in my side-hustle.
Practical tasks and exercises with printable worksheets to get making an impact on your side-hustle right away.
6 x 30 minute videos talking through the topics and exercises for each week as well as an audio version that you can listen to on your commute.
My printed wall planner sent to you to help you create a solid action plan for your side-hustle
Access to the members-only facebook group where you’ll be part of a thriving community of like minded side-hustlers who can support each other throughout and after the course. I’ll also be in there as well joining the conversation and answering questions.
A weekly facebook live with me to ask any questions on the weekly theme and for me to share lessons I’ve learned from my 7 years of side-hustling.
A weekly email prompting you to start working on the next week of the course and check in with the facebook community.
Full access to the course for 12 months.
Ready to get serious about your side-hustle in 2019?
Course + wall planner
Your Investment: £145 (or two payments of £75)
Course + wall planner + 1 hr call + email support
Your Investment: £190 (or two payments of £98)
Who’s the course for?
This course is for Side-hustlers with big dreams for their creative business. If you’ve decided you want to get serious about your side-hustle in 2019 Make a Plan > Make it Happen could be just the kick start you need.
I’m running this course with a small number of people so that I can give everyone my undivided attention, but if you prefer to learn through one-on-one conversation and get dedicated personalised support and feedback for your side-hustle, you’d likely get more out of my tailored mentoring package.
How long will the course take each week?
I know how limited time is when you’re side hustling so I’ve made everything as concise as possible when developing the course whilst still keeping all of the stuff in there that you’ll need to level up your side-hustle. As the saying goes through, you get out what you put in, so I’d say you’d need to block out 1-2 hours a week to get the most out of the course.
I’m early on in developing my side-hustle / My side-hustle is already established. does that matter?
Wherever you are in your side-hustle journey, if you’re struggling to plan effectively and make the time for your side hustle this course will help you take your business to the next level, wherever that level may be. I’d been side-hustling for 5 years before I really decided to get serious about levelling up. It’s all about intention, not how long you’ve been side-hustling.
I can’t do the course this time, when will you be doing it again?
No problem, it’s not going to be the perfect timing for everyone. I’m putting all of my time and energy into the January course at this stage, so I can’t say exactly when I’m planning to run the course again but I hope to do it again towards the second half of 2019.
I live overseas can I take part in the course?
Absolutely, isn’t that the great thing about the interwebs! The only consideration I want to flag with doing the course from overseas is that the facebook lives each week will run in the evenings (likely at 8pm GMT) so have a think about what time that’ll be for you before you sign up.