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.
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”
Last night I noticed an uptick in stats for the original post on how people who are new to working from home can deal with isolation and minimize the likelihood of burnout. And that’s cool and all…but it basically tells you to get the fuck out of the house and do stuff. Which, during COVID-19 is much more difficult with shelter in place orders and most states ordering non-essential businesses to close. So, it’s time to update that and talk about some ways you can deal with isolation and minimize burnout when the world is scary and we’re being told to stay the fuck at home for our safety and for the safety of others.
Continue reading “Dealing With Isolation & Minimizing Burnout: COVID-19 Edition”
There are some lyrics to a DMX song, Party Up In Here, that ring true for this rule:
I don’t know who who the fuck
Continue reading “Work from Home Rule #309: If It Looks Like a Dbag…”
You think you’re talking to
But I’m not him
So watch what you do