Posts tagged freelance
Running A Freelance Business With Michelle Chai from Daisybutter

This week’s interview is with an online creative who I’ve been following for the past few years. Not only is Michelle a blogger and business owner, but (not to be dramatic) she is also one of the big reasons for why I decided to start my own business. Before I started following her I never really knew that you could be both an at-home career woman while still maintaining your own level of freedom and creativity online.

She showed me that balance is key when it comes to your creative journey and I was so excited to read her insightful answers for this interview series.

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Running A Freelance Business With Anna Considine

Today’s interview is with an online creative that I have been following since early 2017. Anna has been a motivating and inspiring example in the way I want to run my own business, so I thought it would be incredibly interesting to get a bit of in-depth information about her process. From mental health to the freelancing lifestyle, she has shown me the importance of authenticity and perseverance when it comes to achieving your goals.

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Simple Tips For Getting Your Freelance Writing Business Off The Ground

Starting a business isn’t easy, especially one as specific as content writing. However, there are a few simple methods that you can use to get your small business off the ground. After about two months of really focusing on growth and outreach, I’ve worked with two clients and am currently having a few other business reach out to me. While there’s always more to learn, I thought it would be helpful for anyone else going through this journey if I shared a bit of what I’ve found works best for me at the moment.

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Running A Freelance Business With Lauren from itslaurenvictoria

Today’s guest on this freelancer series is Lauren Brooker from itslaurenvictoria. I have been following her blog for a year or so now and really resonate with her journey as a freelancer who feels a bit overwhelmed with the pressures that come along with that lifestyle. She’s always been open about discussing her mental health issues and that’s made me feel that much more comfortable sharing my own on this blog.

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4 Ways To Inspire Yourself

I’ve always had a hard time inspiring myself. Often, I’ll look to others who seem much more successful than I am for some secret that I just can’t tap into. Answers are more satisfying than the journey of discovering them, which can lead me (and, I’m sure others) to feeling a bit lost when the inspiration and motivation isn’t quite there to achieve your goals. For today’s post I wanted to offer a few ways that you can inspire yourself so that you don’t always have to turn to others for the necessary affirmation of your journey.

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Why I Don't Subscribe To the Girlboss Mentality

It’s taken me a very long time in my freelance writing journey to consider myself “the boss”. However, at the end of the day, that’s exactly what I am and what I need to be in order to get things done. I have to be both the CEO and the employee—one guiding the other the do the work necessary to reach the end goal. The notion of being the boss in your small business was always somewhat of an afterthought for me, but with the rise of the Girlboss movement, it really made me think about how I want to approach my professional life.

I find that we are inundated with ideas of how you should be acting or thinking when it comes to being an entrepreneur, but none of them feel right for me. So I thought I would write a post about why I don’t subscribe to the Girlboss mentality in case anyone is feeling just as much uncertainty about it.

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Running A Freelance Business With Emily Fata From Wanderous Affair

Welcome to my new blog series all about mental health and running a freelance business! Throughout the next few months I will be hosting interviews with my favourite bloggers where they share their journeys running a business and maintaining their mental health in the process. These interviews will be released every two weeks until the foreseeable future and will have the same sets of questions until I think it’s necessary to switch them up. I am incredibly excited to share these stories and I hope they will benefit anyone else struggling with a similar journey.

Today’s guest is a close and personal friend of mine, Emily Fata from Wanderous Affair.

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What Working From Home Actually Looks Like

Let’s face it, working from home is great if you’re an introvert like I am. There was nothing more luxurious and comfortable to me than the thought of leaving my 9-5 office job and working from home, creating my own hours, and just doing what I wanted with my time. While I can still agree that there isn’t any other work lifestyle I would enjoy as much, there are a few aspects about working from home that I didn’t expect. It wasn’t until I started experiencing them for myself did I recognize that, no matter what, nothing will ever be ideal and you should always manage your expectations when it comes to finding the right path for you.

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5 Ways I Want To End My Day

I recently published a post about the things I want to do to start my day, but there are also new habits I want to form when it comes to ending my day. After a day of work I usually just want to sit on the couch and catch up on some YouTube videos or watch a new Netflix series, but since I spend my work day looking at a screen, I want to fill up that evening time with other activities that’ll get me ready for a peaceful sleep. Some of these habits are going to take time to be in regular practice, but I find that even setting up the intention is enough to begin switching the way you approach certain aspects of your life.

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The 3 Basic Steps Of Becoming A Freelance Writer

I am by no means an expert when it comes to running a freelance business or even really knowing all the twists and turns that come along with the title. I’m (in my mind) only a month in to being officially a content writing business owner, however, I have learned a few basic things about the process in my previous 2 years of freelance writing. Not to mention the countless hours I’ve spent researching every minute detail that goes into getting setup and started so that the business can be as effective as possible.

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Why I Don't Subscribe To The Wanderlust Mentality

Don’t get me wrong, I love a good vacation. There’s nothing more relaxing than sitting on a warm beach somewhere or traversing the streets of a country I’ve never been to before. However, the wanderlust mentality is something I see quite often online and I just can’t get on board with it. The idea of my main goals in life revolving around hopping on an airplane any time I can is so anxiety-inducing that I’m getting a bit nervous thinking about it right now. I am a homebody at heart. Home is where my creative juices flow and where I can truly be myself without judgement or discomfort. Travelling, on the other hand, can be fun, but I never think about it as a necessity to feel like I’m getting the most out of life, and neither should anyone else that has noticed this social FOMO pressure.

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Why I (Sometimes) Suck At Being Productive

Productivity isn’t always easy for me, especially when I’m in a loud or disruptive environment. This is one of the reasons why I don’t thrive in offices—there’s just too much going on and I get distracted very easily. I need to be able to sit in silence, put my head down, and get work done. Unfortunately, that isn’t always my situation and I often find myself succumbing to distractions that are preventing me from achieving everything I want to. For today’s post I wanted to talk a bit about why it’s sometimes hard for me to be as productive as I would like to and what might be a good solution for anyone else that is struggling with this too.

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4 Useful Podcasts If You're Starting A Freelance Writing Business

This past year has been a rollercoaster for me and, what I now consider, my business. I didn’t start off thinking that the freelance writing I was doing was in any way, shape, or form a business or that I was an entrepreneur, but the more time I’ve spent researching it and learning about what goes into doing it successfully the more I realized how naive I’ve been. Freelancing is not for the faint of heart—there is no steady paycheque, no health benefits, no one behind the scenes managing all the minute details and technicalities.

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How Finding My Purpose & Embracing It Changed The Way I Live My Life

For a long time, I was embarrassed to talk about how much I liked to write or even allude to wanting to write for a living. It just didn’t feel like a valid career path and, so, made me feel less valid as an adult. It felt like I was chasing a child’s dream rather than embracing a passion that I so clearly had from a very young age. This refusal to take on a non-traditional work lifestyle is something I see very often in my generation, especially in the Greek community which I grew up in.

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What 1 Year As A Freelance Writer Has Taught Me

It’s crazy to think that it’s been a year since taking the leap into becoming a freelancer rather than pursuing a traditional office job. Granted, it was more out of necessity than anything, because I knew that in a few month’s time I would be moving to London and would need some sort of work to sustain me while I was there and found a different job. I was dead set on getting back into an office job for the sake of a steady paycheque, but even just the process of looking for one was making me so incredibly anxious that I knew I wouldn’t last going to one every day and taking on the burdens of someone else’s business. I tend to take things personally when it comes to success and failure and realized that I would much rather have those emotions directed to a business of my own.

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The Pros And Cons Of Working From Home As A Freelance Writer

I’ve been working from home as a freelance writer for about a year now. Some of that time was spent in my own apartment with my partner, some of that was back at home with my parents, and now I’m spending it in a new country with my partner and a roommate. Needless to say, all these changes in location have taught me a few important lessons about working from home and how the space you spend most—if not all—of your day in can affect your mental health. In today’s post I wanted to talk about a few of the pros and cons I’ve noticed when it comes to working from home. Obviously, these will be different for everyone so I’d love to hear others’ experiences on the matter as well.

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My Workspace Essentials

Anyone who works from home knows that you need a workspace that is best suited to you. I am a creature of habit, so every desk I’ve had where I do all my work and creative writing is usually furnished with the same things that make me feel comfortable when settling in for a few hours and also bring me joy to look at throughout the day. I’ve moved places a lot the past few years, so every “office” space I’ve had has looked different, but with all the necessities to help motivate me throughout the day and keep me prepared for long hours curled up on my chair. Here are a few of my workplace essentials that never leave my side.

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Ways To Switch Up Your Routine If You Work From Home

I’ve been working from home as a freelance writer for about a year now and in that time there are a few lessons I’ve learned about productivity and motivation when you’re not working in a traditional office setting. I started off by working from the couch, thinking that I could never possibly get tired of the comfort, and even worked from bed a few days a week, only to figure out the hard way that that’s the worst thing you can do for your productivity and your sleep schedule. After a while, my body began thinking that my bed was a space for work and I wouldn’t be able to fall asleep at night and properly rest after a long day.

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