Day Job Basics #5: The Real Reason to Have a Day Job

So in Parts 1 through 4 I went through what makes a Day Job different from a Real Job, the philosophies involved with working that Day Job, and how to find which Day Job best fits your current goals.  I talked about money, time, and handling your energy, but there’s one really, really important thing left. Working a Day Job serves absolutely no purpose if … Continue reading Day Job Basics #5: The Real Reason to Have a Day Job »

Day Job Basics #4: Your Ideal Day Job

So like I talked about in Part 3, there are all different kinds of Day Jobs, and they all place different demands on your time, energy, and sanity levels.  You might still be on the hunt for a bill-paying Day Job, you might have what you thought was a Real Job until you decided to make that mental switch to the dishwashing philosophy I talked … Continue reading Day Job Basics #4: Your Ideal Day Job »

Day Job Basics #3: Slacking vs. Productivity

Right now you must be thinking, “So Ian, if a Day Job is just a way to fuel my creative endeavors, that means I should do the absolute minimum of work I possibly can while I’m there as long as I get paid, right?” Sorry bro, that shit don’t fly. Remember in Part 2 where I compared working a Day Job to doing your dishes?  … Continue reading Day Job Basics #3: Slacking vs. Productivity »

Day Job Basics #2: What Makes a Day Job Different From a Real Job?

Sometimes Day Jobs look a lot different than Real Jobs, like when people work as waiters (or, increasingly, as Uber drivers) in Hollywood while they audition for acting roles.  Sometimes, though, it’s hard to tell whether you’re working a Day Job or a Real Job, especially if you’re not sure what your goals are. This is a tough question, so let’s talk about washing dishes … Continue reading Day Job Basics #2: What Makes a Day Job Different From a Real Job? »

Day Job Basics #1: What is a Day Job?

day job (dā job), n a job that you do to earn money so that you can do something else that you prefer but that does not pay you much money (Cambridge online) a person’s regular job and main source of income, typically as contrasted with a more enjoyable occupation or hobby (Google) Around the time I was finishing college, a lot of my friends … Continue reading Day Job Basics #1: What is a Day Job? »