By being open about your side gig, you make scheduling a social life or family events a lot easier. When everyone knows you have another job or jobs you’re committed to, they’re often more understanding of your schedule.

Keep in mind that your employer may not allow or be pleased to find out that you have a second job, so there are still times when it’s best to keep it quiet. But as long as you’re legally allowed to do side work and are able to deliver results at your main job, owning your side gig will help you be more focused on all your work.

via Be Proud of Your Side Hustle to Be More Productive.