I’ve worked from home (I own my business…I am not an employee) since 2014. Some of my clients find me on Upwork. Some have found me on Twitter. Some come through referral from other clients who met me through various ways. I know that for many of you, hiring a freelancer or remote employee is new territory. I want you and your new professional to be happy. So, let’s talk about what not to do.Continue reading “Hiring a Freelancer or Remote Employee? Let’s Talk about What NOT to Do”
If you’re a freelancer complaining about the money offered to you, I tell you what’s wrong in this less than on minute video. Continue reading Whining about Your Freelance Rate? I Have a Message for You!
Lifehacker published an article about time management. The interview with Tiffany Dufu, author of Drop the Ball and CEO of The Cru, points out the importance of relying on a calendar instead of a to-do list.Continue reading “Time Management: It’s Daily, Not Weekly”
Welcome to Tech Tuesday, a new feature I’ve decided to implement to help all of my work from home folks get through their daily ruckus.
I get asked quite a bit about how I made it from the idea stage to the reality stage in working from home full time as a writer and editor. Here are the basics regardless of what you want to do.Continue reading “Working from Home: Getting from Idea to Reality”
Let’s talk about work from home boundaries. I promised I would talk about this week (last week – oops) on my Instagram Stories.Continue reading “Work from Home Boundaries: Clients & You”
I use a few different strategies to deal with difficulties. The strategies I use depend on the situation as well as what led up to it. My strategies may or may not work for you. The longer you work from home, the more experience and confidence you’ll gain. Then, you’ll be able to deal with difficulties in your own way.Continue reading “Dealing with Difficulties When You Work from Home”
Unfortunately, I deal with chronic migraines. Not just chronic migraines, but hemiplegic migraines. And sometimes I do manage to get a migraine without the migraine, but with several other hemiplegic symptoms. Thankfully, I’ve gotten into a routine as a work from home mom that allows me to function most days, which is, frankly, most chronic migraine sufferers wet dream since a new medication only comes out about every 20 years…and it’s usually so goddamn expensive that most people can’t afford it.Continue reading “How I Deal with Chronic Migraines as a Work from Home Mom”
I get message after message from new freelancers for help because they’re struggling. They want free help. They don’t want to book paid appointments. They email me. They use my contact form. They join my free group. Some join my paid group. And they still bitch about how they can’t make it work. They act like they don’t know what in the fuck they are doing wrong despite having all my knowledge handed to them. Well, here’s why you’re not making bank as a freelancer.Continue reading “Why You’re Not Making Bank as a Freelancer”
Struggling on as a freelancer? Get free help! Continue reading Struggling as a Freelancer? Get Free Help