It's been a busy couple of weeks freelancing. However there is one thing that I didn't factor into working this way and that was making time for building my own products.
Working on your own is demanding. You're aiming to deliver the best work you can within a set allotted time for your client as well as keeping an eye out for more opportunities in the future. I've only just seen the tip of the iceberg with freelancing. I'm sure there's a lot more things I need to be doing.
By the time I've put in a days work I'm mentally exhausted. The prospect of sitting at the computer for another hour at night now doesn't seem so appealing.
Now that I'm more flexible though in the hours that I can do, I need to start thinking about etching out some time during the week to build and market my own products. Cutting back to four days a week would allow me that chance. As well as working on products it would give me a chance to do some writing as well.
I like the flexibility that freelancing offers but I need to make sure that I am giving myself enough time to work on projects if my own.
The other problem is that I'm still stuck in the typical work week mode. I still feel like I have a job. Granted I'm way more happier working this way, but I should be working out how many days I should be doing a month to earn enough for living and putting some aside for when there are droughts in the work load.
This doesn't necessarily mean doing five days a week, but the balance should be in the favour of paid work until my products can earn enough to swing the balance in their favour.
In the meantime it's back to work.