Hello again fellow writer!
Before I share a great article by freelance writer & graphic designer, Brian K. McDaniel, I wanted to share a great local group for our
Portland Writers, as an organization, has been around since 2000. In 2007, they morphed into a Yahoo Group whose goal is to be “a free service to help local writers connect with readers.” With just under 200 members, it’s a large enough group to represent diverse skills and experience, but still small enough that the “newbie” doesn’t get lost in the crowd.
Speaking of “diverse skills and experience” that brings me back to the subject of today’s post, a collection of valuable insights on working from home, along with some great tips of avoiding common pitfalls of at-home freelancers, titled, “How to Keep Working at Home from Destroying Your Life.” I found this post on one of my new favorite websites: Freelance Folder.
(How was that for a run-on sentence…? LOL)
Here’s an excerpt from the article:
“One of the main reasons I became a full-time freelancer was the freedom I thought it would give me in creating my own hours and working at home. It’s the dream, right? Sleep late, work in your pajamas, shave far less often, and decide when you are or are not going to be busy.
Anyone who has taken on this “dream” quickly realizes that it’s not that simple. Client meetings and deadlines, the seemingly eternal pursuit of a steady income and the “other sides” of the business are a few of the elements of working at home that, if not managed correctly, can quickly eat away at your desired freedom and potentially destroy the rest of your life.
In this post, I will share some ways I have learned to keep everything in its proper priority and maintain balance, enabling both the growth and success of my freelance business along with the expansion and enjoyment of the freedoms this brings to the most important elements of my life.”
McDaniel goes on to cover such important topics as:
Is Money REALLY Your Measure of Success?
Live in the Moment
Don’t Let Others Become Your Boss
Drop Everything for What Matters Most
What Changes Can You Make?
If you’re considering a work-from-home career, or find that your current at-home efforts aren’t “meeting expectations,” you owe it to yourself to read the full article. If you get what I got out of it, you’ll subscribe to Freelance Folder and keep an eye out for future posts from Brian K. McDaniel.
About the author: Brian is a freelance web & graphic designer with over 14 years’ experience. His business bkmacdaddy designs specializes in completely custom WordPress, Joomla, Magento & CSS/XHTML websites as well as logo design, brand identity, social media management and more. Brian is a father of 3 and madly in love with his wife of many years.
Now that’s how you end a bio!
Novelist, blogger, and award winning travel writer, Perry P. Perkins is a stay-at-home dad who lives with his wife Victoria and their two-year-old daughter Grace, in the
Pacific Northwest. Perry has written for hundreds of magazines, everything from Writer’s Digest and Guideposts, to American Hunter and Bassmaster Magazine. His inspirational stories have been included in twelve Chicken Soup anthologies, as well.
His books include the novels Just Past Oysterville, and Shoalwater Voices, and his new humor collection, Elk Hunters Don’t Cry. Perry is the Portland Writing Examiner, and you can read more of his work at PerryPerkinsBooks, and on twitter at: PerksBooks
Perry’s books are available at Amazon.com