Add a little spice to your freelancing life by alternating the kinds of jobs you do. Freelancers often talk about having many eggs in their baskets, but I also believe it’s important to carry veggies, fruits and meats in my basket. What I mean by that is that you need to be able to work
I struggle with this myth as a freelancer so much! When someone is a freelancer, it somehow makes others think that they have lots of free time. Of course, to a degree, I do. I work smarter, not longer, so to speak. The thing is, you still have to work. Even if you do only
It can be tempting to stop working completely when you’re burnt out, especially when you’re not on a normal 9-to-5 schedule. It’s easy to turn down new work or to rely on savings, giving yourself breaks when you realistically should be working. It’s also easy to put off work and to procrastinate until the last
Freelancing is one of those things that can quickly make it sound like you’re being lazy. Sometimes, people who say they’re freelancers aren’t actively looking for work or “freelance” as a kind of hobby. This does a disservice to those of us who do work from home as a career. If you’re someone looking to
Every freelancer has had one: the bad day that just keeps giving. Mine came last year and was particularly nasty. I had just moved to Kentucky, bought a car and had to live on my own for the first time in five or six years. I had no backup, so if something went wrong, I
Hi, everyone! Today is the last of my days “off” and it’s time to prepare for the next week of work. What’s on my freelancer agenda? An interview for a higher teaching position at VIPKID Planning posts for this blog Working on my books (I have two, one about freelancing (coming soon) and one that
For many people, freelancing and its meaning differs. For some, working from home on a defined schedule is freelancing. For others, having one-off projects come along is freelance work. Since there is such a variance in how people approach freelancing, it’s not possible to know exactly what every freelancer’s day is like. I can tell
When I returned from my home in England and came back to the states, I quickly discovered that I was barely earning enough to support myself, to pay taxes, and to enjoy my normal daily life. In England, I was married, so there were two of us to support the things we wanted to do.