Category Archives: Productivity

Top Free Tech Tools to Help You Run Your Freelance Business

So many wonderful apps spring up, they make my head spin! Today, we have a guest post from fellow stay-at-home Mom and freelance writer, Lauren Rose, on new online apps that are especially useful for freelancers. Which ones have you tried, and how do you like them? Or which ones are you excited to sign…

Five Simple Strategies for Increased Productivity and Freelancing Joy!

My beautiful and talented friend, Sharon Ffrench McMillan, has just been exploding her freelance business. On top of that, she still has a full-time job! Understandably, her big challenged used to be how to expand her business without working well into the night, or burning herself out. Well, that is no longer an issue for…

iPad Apps for Writing

My iPad has become one of my writing tools, with the helps of these apps: 1. Evernote 2. Wikipanion 3. iThoughts HD 4. Plaintext 5. WordPress 6. Dropbox 7. Kindle For details, watch the video: What iPad apps do you use for writing? PS: I also got a kick out of making an iPad screen…

Freelancing Through A Hangover

First off, the last time I had a hangover was over 20 years ago, when I was still a partying single. It was so bad, I swore off drinking (for a while anyway). That’s not what this post is about. I’d like to talk about a different kind of hangover. One that last longer than…

Poll: Which iPad App Is Most Valuable to Your Freelancing?

Ever since the iPad came out, I’d been lusting for it. Finally, early this year, I won one in an affiliate contest: I’ve found the iPad 2 to be pleasurable to use. It’s much faster to open up the iPad than fire up my laptop or desktop computers to check my email and social networking…

Roundup: Staying Motivated as a Freelancer

For freelancers, it’s hard to stay motivated to work. It doesn’t help that we work in environments with plenty of distractions… That we don’t have bosses breathing down our necks… performance evaluations to worry about. But slacking, procrastinating and getting lazy have terrible consequences for freelancers. If we leave things undone until the last minute,…

Are You Experiencing Freelancer Burnout?

Contrary to popular belief, freelancers work hard. Sure, we may never get out of our pajamas. And we’re often found doing anything but working in the middle of the day — perhaps working out at the gym, attending a child’s school event, or shopping. But that’s only because we’ve been up working when everyone else…

Free For All? Freelancing with Kids

Since my youngest child began going to school last September, the days of working while breastfeeding and changing diapers feel like a distant past. All I can remember is it was a very difficult and frustrating time. I cannot imagine juggling freelance work and caring for TWO small children, and yet that’s exactly what today’s…

Home Office Decluttering Tips for Freelancers

An organized home office is essential for freelancers to get work done efficiently. The amount of time and energy you save by not having to look for documents and files when you need them translates into cold, hard cash. After all, the more work you complete, the more money you earn. Therefore, it’s important for…

How This Freelancer Gets Things Done… Even With Kids At Home

Today we have a guest post from freelancer Elizabeth Rago, a writer who works from home with two preschool-aged children. If you can accomplish that, you can do pretty much anything, so let’s hear Elizabeth’s top tips for getting her freelancing and personal writing done while caring for small children. “You work from home?  You…

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