How I Manage Working Two Jobs


Fun fact (that everyone already knows): I have two full-time jobs. 

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THE LOOK | dress, suede moto jacket, sandals (sold out; similar here, flat version here), handbag, celine sunglasses


Not to toot my own horn or anything, but I often get “praised” (for the lack of a better word) for having a full time job on top of Pink Champagne Problems. This actually didn’t start happening to me until this year, although I’ve had my blog for almost five years. I think a few things contributed to this: I was posting more, showing face at more events, landing more campaigns, and I was growing on social media.

Today I wanted to write more about why I feel like I am working two jobs, how I manage them both and a few pros/cons of them!

When I decided I had two full time jobs:

I’d say I started taking Pink Champagne Problems seriously at the end of 2015. I’d say I got REAL serious about Pink Champagne Problems in August 2016. That’s when I legitimately started looking at Pink Champagne Problems as a brand and a business. I don’t necessarily work 40 hours every week, but the number is pretty much up there every week. Throughout the process of thinking like a small business owner, I started learning tricks of the trade: Becoming an accountant, an SEO “expert”, a negotiator, and a strategist. Once I realized I wore many hats, I knew I was ready to take the plunge and make it official.

So in March of 2017, Pink Champagne Problems LLC., became a thing. It’s also when I feel like I began working two jobs, both full-time.

Why I do this to myself…

A lot of people ask me HOW I currently am working two jobs, but I really think it starts with WHY I decide to manage both and take on all of this work. There’s really only one explanation: I SERIOUSLY LOVE WHAT I DO. I love waking up every day and heading into my office. I love my coworkers. And I love my role as a Merchandiser. I also love coming home and working on drafts, coming up with contracts, and connecting with brands and readers. I love shooting on the weekends and I love that I’m beginning to create more travel content.

How I work two jobs full-time and manage both…

I know the easy answer would be to say I have excellent time management skills. No, mine aren’t the greatest, but they’re pretty decent. This really goes back to me just simply loving what I do. I make time for both of my jobs. I’ve fallen into a pretty standard routine as far as shooting content for the blog, which takes the most time to plan and execute. When it comes to answering emails and writing posts, I typically do this throughout the day and at night…really whenever I have the time. For social media, Instagram is usually set to post around 9:45pm. I have tweets scheduled to go out a ton throughout the day. I try to have some posts scheduled to Facebook too – usually linking back to older posts along with the latest posts. I need to figure out the right Pinterest schedule for me. I really can’t get into the groove of Pinterest (probably because there’s SO much that goes into it), but I hear of so many people who get most of their traffic from it.

When it comes to my actual site, I spend a lot of time making minor tweaks. I also have hired someone to manage my SEO strategy for each post. This helps alleviate some of the pressure when it comes to creating the perfect blog post. I’ve been trying to put most of my time and effort into my actual website, since this is really the only platform I have FULL control of.

I also need to manage my actual time. I say no to a lot of events and opportunities, simply because I don’t have enough time in a day to please everyone. Although I’d like to go to more events, I really just can’t. Oh, and a lot of events happen RIGHT after work (and even during the day), so I really don’t want to be social or look remotely presentable;)

Pros Of Managing Both…

Definitely the experience. At the office, I’ve learned such essential skills that will definitely be beneficial in any career path I take. I absolutely love working in the fashion industry, and I think my knowledge as a Merchandiser helps me with this blog as well! Trend forecasting really helps keep me on my toes when it comes to creating new looks to share with you. On the flip side, my knowledge of the social trends are really important when it comes to meeting with E-Commerce and Marketing teams.

Cons of managing both…

The cons of working two jobs? Definitely having to forfeit some really great opportunities because my career as a Merchandiser is my number one priority. Also, I could mention the lack of free time. This “con” doesn’t bother me as much as passing up some great opportunities. But sometimes I 100% dread having to write a post because I’ve had a long day/week at the office. Still, at the end of the day, I’m having a lot of fun doing both jobs – so I consider myself pretty lucky.

Will I ever take Pink Champagne Problems full-time?…

This is the toughest question to answer. And of course, I get asked it a lot. Have I thought about doing this as my one and only job? Yes, of course. Especially since so many others are. But right now, I’d have to say NO. I don’t think I could leave my career as a Merchandiser. I honestly love what I do. And yes, working two jobs is a lot of work, but I love where I’m at. And I love the success I’m having in BOTH of my jobs.

Then again, I never want to say never. Things may change down the road. But right now, I like the idea of my benefits, health insurance, and a consistent income. I’m not too much of a risk-taker, especially when I feel like I’m exactly where I should be at this point in time.


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