Learn How To Multitask And Make Extra Cash From Running A business While Working A 9-5

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Have you ever thought of combining your corporate job with a business and it seems impossible to do? This article is for you.

It is a beautiful day to unfold a mystery, and I am super excited about this article and I hope you will be too after reading it.

Working in a corporate environment and running your own business can be one of the most demanding things to do.

However, some of us have been able to get the hang of it and in doing that able to generate income from 2 sources.

Cool Right? I know.

OK, so recently I decided to get bulk money and got a job for myself and these are the ways I have been able to successfully merge my job with my culinary work.


Step 1: When searching for a job, Never go for one that doesn’t align with your business most minimally.

This might be in terms of flexibility, Time, Location, Operations, etc. For me, working gave me access to free internet I could use after the day’s work.

Trying to merge two money-making occupations that don’t align is setting yourself up for direct failure. It’s either you lose one or both.

Step 2: Be Realistic.

You cannot eat your cake and have it completely. Surely you know time is your most important asset; So learn to manage your time.

You might have to cut some of your free time since you want to double your income. You should be ready to sacrifice more time to get more money.

Me, as a chef, I had to stop my daily deliveries and continue with only weekend training, Events, and blogging. All these take place during my free time.

Step 3: Develop A Team And Train Them

The present reality is you must rely more on others. Gone were the days when you were everywhere and had enough time to supervise everything.

If you try to maintain the same routine, surely you will break down. To develop people to take over some of the roles you handle so that even without you being there, business can still be done and customer satisfaction can be achieved.


There is no more critical time than this period to develop structure and hierarchy.

Human Management is one of the most deadly factors that KILLS business in the owner’s absence.

Every member of your team must have a specific role and rank. These roles they perform must be clearly stated.

Also, you should handle effective staff to take care of critical parts of your business;

  • Financial Accountability
  • The sales team running with their target
  • A competent Manager.

When your business starts growing, then, you can employ more people to help run the creative part of your business.

Everything is detailed and well-spelled out.



This cannot be over-emphasized. Work to develop your mindset because you will be dealing with all sorts of challenges but the good news is: MORE MONEY WILL BE FLOWING IN.

Ways To Develop Yourselves:

  • Read more leadership books
  • Call for meetings with professionals, ask questions
  • Get a mentor that is in your line of business (Successful)
  • If you don’t mind a partnership, get a partner to invest in the business. This is so you can be accountable for every action you take.

I will update this article as I learn more and grow in both worlds However, feel free to comment and ask questions. It’s always a pleasure to hear back from you all.

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I'm a passionate professional chef. I run a food company called Baker's Cafe. I seek food knowledge and love to dispense it for your benefit alone.