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”
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
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”
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”
I am often asked about how I got started working from home. And the other question I’m asked on a regular basis is what made me decide to work from home. Working from home is romanticized and, yes, there are some great perks. My story behind building my business is rather unique because there are a lot of factors involved. When I say that a traditional corporate job just isn’t possible, I mean it in a literal way. Working from home is the safest option.Continue reading “Working from Home Became My Safety Net”
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”
Having worked from home for over six years, shit has not always been easy. If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a million times…work from home life is often glamorized. I think COVID-19 has a lot of people rethinking the concept of “retiring” their spouse after making it big in direct sales.Continue reading “How to Slay a Bad Day”