The Freelancer’s Holiday Survival Guide

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.

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If You Want to Work from Home, Ask Yourself the Right Questions

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.

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Time Saving Hacks I Use in My Work from Home Life

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.

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Consistency in Business: Be Smart about It

During my work from home experience (which started part time in 2014 and went full time later that year), I learned two things:

  1. Consistency is key in building a business of any kind.
  2. 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.

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Hiring a Freelancer or Remote Employee? Let’s Talk about What NOT to Do

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.

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Dealing with Difficulties When You Work from Home

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.

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