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.
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”
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
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”
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”