No doubt, email is the most important medium you can use to keep in touch with clients, read your favorite blog posts, and stay on top of that next subscription renewal.
But with so little time as a side hustle freelancer, what are you going to do?
My friend, I have a quick solution for you – optimize your inbox!
Multitasking is out and focus tasking is in.
Everyone knows concentration is essential for better productivity and if you haven’t heard about it yet, time blocking is a popular way to manage your focus and productivity.
But how do you manage time blocking and time tracking without clogging up your tabs with 3 or 4 different apps?
If you’re anything like me, you love all-in-one apps - or apps that come really close to having almost everything you need.
According to Forbes, freelancers make up 34% of the workforce, and this percentage is expected to increase in the coming years.
If you’re one of those people, kudos to you! Freelancing and side hustles allow you to explore new skills, meet new people, and work with your natural skills. And while taking on a side hustle is exciting, it is time-consuming and makes you more susceptible to burnout.
As a freelancer, there’s no shortage of things for you to do on a daily basis.
You’ve got to pitch and negotiate with new clients, create new and finish old projects, manage upkeep on your blog, advertise on social media, manage your finances…
The list goes on.
If you’re new to freelancing, the stress is no joke.
How will you ever get all this shit done on time?
This is a lengthy post intended for the first of December but missed its deadline. It didn’t feel “perfect” enough. I’m going to stop trying to be perfect in 2017. And so, before 2016 ends, I’m pushing this one out as is, imperfections and all. Hope you enjoy it and find new things to help with your business in 2017.
Are your freelancing business systems organized for 2017?
Have you tamed your inbox or organized your swipe files yet? Do you have a standardized way of managing your business systems?
While most people like to clean things out and organize stuff in the spring, I love doing it in the winter. Just before Christmas and New Years. It’s a slow time for freelancers anyway.
Lately, I don’t know what it is. The holidays, the cold air or constant craving for sweets and a nap but I’ve been feeling less motivated to manage my freelancing business this season.
I can’t be the only one that feels like this.
I want to change directions in 2017. I find the whole process of blogging to be tedious and time-consuming. Deep down I know blogging wasn’t supposed to be this way. I also think that social media has become something like a jealous boyfriend who makes you feel guilty for not being there constantly to respond to every tweet and comment.
Your grocery bill is one of the few items on your personal budget that can be modified.
Grocery shopping on a budget is a challenge for anyone (single or family) and the grocery needs of a family will be different from that of a single person.
Before I made my journey from Consumer to Saver, I was spending around $600-$800 a month on food – just for me! I’ve managed to keep my bill down to about $300 a month using these steps.