Category Archives: Freelancing

Working from home? These 7 quick tips will keep you from distraction

Focus on the page. 

You want to look away, don’t you? You want to pop a little Netflix on and have another piece of toast or your sixth coffee of the day, don’t you?

No? Continue reading

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3 ways to stay motivated when working at home

Whether you’re employed by an organisation, or you run a business from your kitchen, working from home is a pretty sweet deal.

Well, it is if you don’t mind a little isolation and the sight of the same four walls day after day.

Working from home suits me, but it isn’t for everyone. Continue reading

How to juggle freelance writing and looking after your kid

Whether you’re a freelance writer, a solo logo designer, or a purveyor of novelty socks, working from home and setting your own hours offers an incredible amount of flexibility and freedom. But, throw a child into the mix, and things can get a little complicated.

I love working for myself, and I love being a dad. It’s a lifestyle that suits me just fine.

Of course, you can put you kid in nursery Monday to Friday, leaving you free to structure your working days at your leisure, but if possible, looking after your child during the week is a hugely rewarding experience. It’s just getting it right timewise can be bloody tough.

I’m by no means an expert work and kindergarten juggler, but I do manage. Yes, I do manage – and if you’re in the same boat as me, wondering how you’re going to get everything done without leaving your little one in the lurch, may I offer you a few tips on things I’ve learned over the past 10 months or so?  Continue reading

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The potholes of freelancing

The alarm goes off and you put it on snooze 10 times before watching a little breakfast TV and answering a few emails from the comfort of your bed. This spills into lunchtime and after you’ve watched your second instalment of Jeremy Kyle (a great self-esteem booster) you think you’re ready to log on and churn out some serious work. Continue reading