May 25, 2007

Part time venture with full time job

It is around 4:30 AM and have not blogged for nearly two days cry Was very busy with my startup idea and hence,could not get time to blog but I am back again.Working part time with a full time day job,I have understood quite a few things that "life is not simple".Also,working part time during the night time(on some working days and weekends),I have understood that time goes by very quickly and sometimes,we seem to lose our time on things which are very trivial,which does not involve your venture but something else(this could be checking your mail,your blog or any other personal activity).I guess pair programming would be a bit effective in this case wink I managed to make a few do's and don't's for my idea which I strictly follow and I ensure I don't break them(more about that would post later).Helps me to be more attentive and productive...

Also, life changes when you have two things going parallely,you need to focus on both(your day job,which earns you "bread & butter" and your part time venture) and you cannot ignore either of them.Day job is important for your living and your venture is important since,you need to take it forward with passion(which would also involve sleepless yet exciting nights).So,how to concentrate on both?Had a look at one of the presentation's which stresses on "Working on a (part time) venture,without quitting your day job".The article mentions 5 simple ways to self-fund your venture(from your salary) and also how you can use your venture for the betterment of your organization.And guess what,it also tells "How you can make your boss a Beta tester".

The 5 ways mentioned in the article are given below:
  1. Use your salary for funding
  2. Turn common complaints into a business plan
  3. Make your boss a Beta tester [don't be surprised,you read it correct wink]
  4. Take advantage of your company's reputation
  5. Convert your employer into a business partner
The complete article is given below:

You can also read the same article here

Would upload more on my do's and dont's later...

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At May 25, 2007, 9:11:00 AM , Blogger Mahesh said...

Hey sheth

You done a terrific job man. Keep up your hard work.

Thanks for providing such a great article.


At May 25, 2007, 10:49:00 AM , Blogger Abhishek said...

May be I am too going to spend sometime in this state and your experience might give me some vital guidance as to how to handle a part time venture with the full time job.


At May 26, 2007, 2:44:00 AM , Blogger dexkid said...

Hi Himanshu,
The stories that have been given along with the points have one thing in common about them. The persons who started of were quite experienced in their domain.
Can you please blog about ppl who started outright from college / worked for a year or two?
Also if one is planning to fund a startup with ones own money then how does one decide how much money would be needed?
I am currently at some point of time just before your current state. So need to learn from you.

Keep blogging and sharing ..

-- Vishal Sagar

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