I started working from home seven years ago. I have no other source of income. Writing, editing, and SEO is what I do to support myself and my family. Over the course of the last seven years, I’ve learned a lot. Here are seven key lessons in no particular order.Continue reading “7 Lessons in 7 Years: What I’ve Learned Working From Home”
I asked on my Facebook page, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn earlier this week what my followers and connections wanted to be when they were children and how they felt it impacted them in what they do now. Most of the answers just said what they wanted to do and how they never fulfilled their dreams. No one really said how those things impacted them.Continue reading “Childhood Aspirations: How They Impacted Me”
So, before I answer the top 2 questions my mom asked me about freelancing, there are a few things you should know.Continue reading “Answering the 2 Top Questions My Mom Asked Me about Freelancing”
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”
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”