How I structure my work week (while having a full-time job)

How I structure my work week (while having a full-time job)

My works weeks are CRAZY right now! As most of you know I have a full-time job and my side business is growing fast (no complaints here!) So I often get asked on how I structure my work weeks and how I fit it all in. Not going to lie every week is a little different depending on how many orders I am working on what I have going on that week. On a typical work week with no other plans or previous engagements scheduled this is what my work week looks like:
Monday – Friday:

6:00 AM
• Get up/Dressed for work
• Check e-mails (respond to super time sensitive ones)
• Pack my lunch (if I didn’t do it the night before), make breakfast (usually a smoothie) and get my coffee ready.
7:15 AM
• Drive to work (my commute is about an hour due to traffic) so I usually listen to music, podcasts or I catch-up with my grandma on the phone
8:00 AM – 12:-00 PM
Full-time job work
12:00 PM- 1:00 PM
(Lunch Break) I work on orders, respond to e-mails,
pick up invitations from the printer and/or mail packages
1:00 PM – 5:00 PM 
Full-time job work
Drive home from work
6:00 PM 
Start Dinner & work on orders until I fall asleep!

My Weekends are a bit different. I typically treat my Saturday’s like a “Monday” so I get the majority of my work done on the weekends so during the week I typically am finishing up orders, sending off proofs, working on etsy orders, and working on blog posts and new designs for my shop!
How do you structure your work weeks? Who else out there is working a side-job on their own time?
Why I don’t like to use Facebook Messenger for my business

Why I don’t like to use Facebook Messenger for my business

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again… I am not a Facebook Messenger fan. I am not a fan of it for business or for my personal life. Why, you ask? I’ll give you a couple of reasons.
Number 1: I am honestly kind of over Facebook, if I didn’t have my business page linked to I don’t even know if I would have my personal facebook. My social media platform of choice is definitely instagram! I know that Facebook is a great way to connect with people but at the same time why can’t you just call or text them? I am rarely on facebook unless I am on my business page editing something or checking messages on there.
Number 2: I feel like there is a sense of urgency with facebook. For example, I might have logged on to check something on my business page really quick or check a notification and when I get a message I feel like I have to respond right away because it shows that I have “read” it. I might not be able to answer the question right away (I get so many business-related questions sent to my personal account and sometimes need to check a price, etc. before I can give a good answer) and I feel so awful when I can’t respond right away because I don’t want the person messaging me thinking I am ignoring them. I typically have started replying with asking them what their e-mail address is and try and continue the conversation that way but it doesn’t always work (see number four as to why I like e-mailing better)!
Number 3: I hate that you have to have a separate app… I deleted my messenger app a LONG time ago. So the only time I check my messages is when I’m logged in on a desktop (which is rare). I could have zero messages on there right now or a thousand…my best answer, e-mail me to get the fastest response!
Number 4: My last comment on this is that I have dubsado which is a CRM system in which I run most of my business on. It makes my life 10 times easier! By visiting my website and filling out the form not only will it go straight to my e-mail, it will also set you up in my system so with a couple clicks of a button I can easily send you info & quotes. Meaning less time for you to be waiting and easier for me to get you the info you need ASAP!
When you run a creative small business solo it can be hard to manage every detail so having a streamlined process is KEY! The fewer things in between the better while I definitely do my best to respond to every message on every platform it’s definitely easier to get more accomplished by following my streamlined system than trying to figure out which platform I need to respond to!
What are your thoughts on facebook messenger? What is your favorite way to communicate with people?