How Many Hours Does A Freelancer Work?

March 17, 2022

Looking at this question while I type out the headline, I can’t help but laugh. I know it’s a question a lot of freelancers have, but the thing is, freelancers set their own hours. This could mean each week is different, it could mean workaholics put in way more time than those who are good at setting boundaries.

What’s important to understand is how to manage the time you do work, even if your answer to the question, how many hours do you work as a freelancer? is all of them.

Guessing at...

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My Favorite Reads of 2021

February 16, 2022

It was a record year for me, finishing 35 books just before the ball dropped. There were a few great ones, and I ended up kind of hitting a theme. I got stuck among the pages of a few not-so-good ones too. I revisited a lot of authors and even managed to squeeze in a book my middle schooler read for class so we could talk about it.

What were the standouts in 2021? Here you go, in no particular order:

1. The Inheritance Games (Jennifer Lynn Barnes)

Completing two of the three in this YA...

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Remembering to Move Around

November 24, 2021

On the days when I’m the busiest, I sit a lot. As a freelancer, it’s way more than I’d be in my seat if I worked in an office.

I don’t have to get up to walk to meetings. I don’t have anyone to wander over and talk to when I need a break. I sit to work, to talk, to eat my lunch. There are days when my FitBit barely squeaks over 5,000 steps because all the walking I’ve done is during my 30 minutes on the treadmill.

It’s not good to sit this much, but as a freelancer, it’s up to you to...

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Two Pens, a Pencil, and a Notepad

October 20, 2021

You’re looking at this headline and thinking, “why two pens?” right? Well I’ll get to that, but to start, let me talk about my work area. As a freelance writer, my work area is in my home. I have two desks. One is so full of clutter, all having nothing to do with work, that I never even swivel my chair over to it.

The other desk is my working desk. It has its fair share of piles as well, but it also contains the items I need, to get my work done every day. Not counting my computer, these...

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The Content Tool Everyone Needs

September 22, 2021

I’m taking it back old school today, so be prepared.

Those of us in marketing, communications, journalism, etc. will all talk ad nauseam about the content tools one needs to succeed. They vary by position and industry, but in today’s world, most content tool talk is of the digital variety.

Conversations can last a lot longer than you’d think when it comes to which project management software you use, and that’s before any writing takes place. Then, you might shift to tips on how to write a...

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