Struggling with trying to juggle having a full-time job and creating content on the side? You’re not alone. Many creators are struggling with impostor syndrome because they aren’t full-time creators. Others are dying to reach a certain level of success so that they can quit their day jobs. It can be a lot to take on committing to a full-time job during the day while working on creating content at night.
While it’s not easy, understand that there are some benefits to being a part-time content creator. Keep reading to find out what those benefits are.
Having a full-time income
Keeping your job and creating content on the side allows you to breathe. Having a steady paycheck coming in frees you from worrying about how you’re going to pay your bills. This will enable you not to have to obsess over content. You can create freely and actually produce content that you’re passionate about instead of creating out of necessity.
Having a social life
Being a full-time creator can get pretty lonely. You’re at home all day, either behind a computer screen or camera, and you’re not socializing. When you work outside of the home, you are able to interact with others and make friends. Everyone needs time to connect with their peers, even if it’s only work-related.
Full-time creators find themselves obsessing over things that are out of their control, such as algorithms changing, platforms dying, and insulting offers from brands. When you’re a part-time creator and have a job to fall back on, none of this matters as much because you haven’t placed all of your eggs in one basket. If Instagram changes its algorithm again and you’re not reaching as many people, yeah, you get upset, but it’s not the end of the world. As a part-time creator, you have the freedom to pivot, and time to think of a new angle, whereas, if this were your bread and butter, you’d be stressed to the max.
As a part-time creator, you more than likely create content during your downtime. This means that because you have such a small window to get things done, you’re not going to take that time for granted. You’re going to be productive and knock the content out. Whereas, if you were a full-time creator, every day would be the same. You wouldn’t be as focused, and you may even procrastinate finishing content.
While it may be hard juggling working while creating part-time, just know that the key to freedom is exactly what you’re doing. You’re building something. You have an end goal. You got this!