Having a day job and being a creator are not mutually exclusive

Why You Shouldn’t Quit Your Day Job To Become A Full-Time Creator

Why more creators should be working to carve out a part-time creator lifestyle.

Ev Chapman
6 min readJan 11, 2022


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Most people assume I’m a full-time creator. But nothing could be further from the truth. I work full time as a marketer coaching health & fitness professionals on how to grow their business through marketing.

My days are filled with coaching calls, marketing campaigns & lots of zoom meetings! But somehow I’ve managed to eke out a great lifestyle as a successful part-time creator as well.

Last year I published more than 250 essays, articles & threads. I grew my following from ~500 to 5000 on Twitter. I grew my newsletter to 1000 subscribers. And I made over $12k in revenue doing this all part-time.

And I think more people could benefit from this kind of thinking, rather than the more traditional “I want to quit my job and become a full-time creator.’

But being a professional part-time creator and holding down a day job will take a little planning & creativity. So here’s a peek into how I structure my days to leverage both.

I’ll preface this by saying I have no kids & no commute time, so I might have a little more time on my hands than the average person. But who really has more time right? We all have 24 hours each day.

A Typical Day In The Life Of A Part-Time Creator

5am-6am. Wake Up. Coffee. Write

My brain is ON as soon as I wake up. So I jump straight into my writing inbox, choose a note & start writing. This warms my brain up & has become a keystone habit for the rest of my creator life during the day.

You can read more about how I use my writing inbox here

Once I’m switched on I’ll choose an essay idea that I’m going to write about that day and brain dump some ideas.

6am-7am. Lace-Up & Walk.

Walking is a superpower for any creator. It does something magical for your brain and…



Ev Chapman

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