I can tell you first-hand that holiday survival as a freelancer can be tough. It doesn’t always matter if you’re new. Of course, if you kept your day job (or if you were lucky enough during the pandemic to not get laid off) while starting your freelance business, you’ll probably not shit your pants right now when it appears your clients stop talking to you and you wonder if you’ll die by New Year’s from starvation. Even experienced freelancers, regardless of their field, can get swept up in the holiday frenzy. So, if you’re a new freelancer, take heart. It can be scary as fuck. Here are some of my best tips in this freelancer’s holiday survival guide.
The electricity finally came back on yesterday (Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020) just before 2 pm. I felt a wave of relief. Of course, we had two committed errands we had to run. Our oldest son (22) still had (and still has, to our understanding) to electricity so he came to stay with us.Continue reading “And We Finally Have Electricity”
And I’m salty about it…not at linemen or contractors. I’ll spare my diatribe for now. I’m writing this on my phone. I’ll update the jobs list when I have electricity.Continue reading “Day 8 No Power”
So, I’m writing on my phone, from bed.Continue reading “Oklahoma’s Second Worst Ice Storm Ever”
Yep, it’s been a hot minute since I’ve updated the blog portion of the site. It’s been quite busy on the business front. I’m not complaining. I’m generally busy working on other people’s sites and content. I still keep the work from home writing and editing jobs list updated as often as I can. I wish it were daily, but between virtual schooling, work, and, you know, my own introverted life pursuits…I do it as often as I can.Continue reading “If You Want to Work from Home, Ask Yourself the Right Questions”
Blessed Mabon to my all-inclusive and non-gender-specific fellow pagans, heathens, Christian witches, and anyone else who considers the fall equinox as Mabon. Don’t forget to bake some fucking bread, be thankful for your harvest, and do something nice for the faeries lest they hide your fucking shoes like they did mine… AND I ALWAYS LEAVE THEM AN OFFERING. Of course, I full well know their doings could be a lot worse than moving my shoes from one room to another.Continue reading “Shit I Say: Mabon Edition”
If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a million times: we all get the same 24 hours in a day. You have the same amount of time as every millionaire and billionaire who started off with nothing to get to where they are. You have the same amount of time as people like me who aren’t millionaires or billionaires but still managed to replace the prairie dog village (cubicle life) with the joy and bullshit that comes from working from home. (If this is your first visit here, the premise of this blog has always been to share the good, the bad, and the ugly of working from home.) Here are some of the time saving hacks I use in my work from home life.Continue reading “Time Saving Hacks I Use in My Work from Home Life”
During my work from home experience (which started part time in 2014 and went full time later that year), I learned two things:
- Consistency is key in building a business of any kind.
- Most people still believe that business is easy, they are the anomaly to the statistics, and they will be an overnight success.
They quickly learn that business is hard…and they quit much sooner than they should.More
Still around. Still alive. Virtual school has been an adventure.Continue reading “Whew – Virtual School.”
I love my Panda Planner Rocketbook. The video shows you a little bit about how to use it. Here are some screenshots from the app.Continue reading “Tech Tuesday: Panda Planner Rocketbook”