2015 was a huge year in my life. I decided to pack in the 9-to-5 day job and become a home-based, full-time writer. Was I excited? Absolutely. Elated. My own boss—what’s not to like?
I had been writing at home on a bit-part basis here and there for extra income prior to leaving my full-time office job.
Getting clients and plenty of projects to work on was becoming gradually easier with experience, so I knew the ins and outs of throwing together a draft, blog post, search engine optimization product description, and resume. That was about it.
Working my own hours in my pajamas sounded, in theory, extremely appealing at the beginning, but actually that’s where it all went wrong for me. It would become my Achilles’ heel; my kryptonite, so to speak.Continue reading
Alright, picture this: You’re a professional writer with your own business, but you struggle every day to find time to write.
But it wasn’t like that in the beginning.
When you first started your business, you had no other choice but to do everything yourself. Money was tight, but it was still exciting because, finally, you were doing something you’d dreamed about for a long time. Even those areas you were clueless about, you went out of your way to improve on, and you still had time to write.
More recently, though, your business has grown and you have more money coming in.
But—while this is good news—you now have an increasing number of business tasks competing for your time and attention, in addition to your writing.Continue reading
I know … I get it. So many ideas, so many dreams, yet not enough time. Not true!
For the life of me, I can’t remember where I first heard the saying “You do have time to do that; it’s just not important enough to you right now.” This really resonated with me and is something I’ve applied to most areas of my life since my gray matter soaked it up.
Thinking this way is a big game-changer, purely in the sense that none of us realize how much time we do have during a day, and conversely how much of that is soaked up by unproductiveness.
As an entrepreneur and professional writer myself, I know exactly how hard it is to get into a groove and to feel like I’m on top of my game.
I’ve tried countless tools, read what feels like thousands of self-development books, and smashed my eardrums into oblivion with podcasts, yet my productivity levels remained stagnant and lacking.
How did I make the change to a more productive me?Continue reading
One of the many glamorous things about being a business writer is that you can work from just about everywhere and anywhere.
All you need is a laptop under your arm and a stable internet connection, and you’re free to run your writing business from any location in the world, as you please.
It all sounds great in theory, and a lot of the time, it is.