Archive for Working From Home
As much as I love being my own boss, having the luxury of a 30 second commute, and working all day on the Internet, somedays I just feel burned out.
When I look at the past year, I can see why. I have designed over 30 new websites (99% WordPress), nutured 4-6 blogs at any given time and 4 of them have expereienced more than 50% growth over the past year, done some consulting, and managed my very busy family life. I am being to feel slightly overwhelmed and out of balance. Over the next few months I am going to be working on streamlining processes, rearranging priorities, and preparing for the the summer months when my three kids are home on summer break.
As a freelancer do you ever feel overwhelmed, burned out or discouraged? Inspired by an article from Freelance Switch which I followed via Twitter this morning, I have collected a list of additional articles dealing with burnout and freelancing.
For the first few years that I worked for myself, I did my own taxes. Each year we bought Turbo Tax, plugged in our numbers and boom, we were done. Then we added a rental property, my business grew, and we added a few kids to the mix. I was feeling overwhelmed so I hired an accountant to help me do my taxes.
I was amazed. I was paying someone a lot of money to do exactly what I had done myself the previous years. He asked all the same questions the tax software did and I gave him all the same answers. He even complimented me on how organized I was! Right there is the secret! Get organized, know what you can deduct, and you may not really need that accountant.
The next tax season I fired him and went back to doing things my way. After almost 13 years of working for myself, from home as a freelancer, I have learned a few things. Read More→