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How to effectively use the Weekend as a Freelance Writer

Before I go any further, let me say one thing: not every freelance writer has time to work on the weekend. However, if you get a couple hours here and there you must know how to make the most of your time.

There used to be a time when I worked seven days a week. Fortunately, this is no longer the case. Of course, I always find a few hours on the weekend to devote to growing my freelance writing career.

I prefer to use the weekend for less time consuming and detailed oriented tasks. Three of my favorite tasks include:

1. Marketing. From sending queries to researching new publications, it does not take a large block of time to complete a few marketing tasks. If you stay on the ball, you may be surprised at how much marketing work you can complete in one to two hours.

2. My freelance writing blog. Every day, weekday and weekend, I receive 5+ emails through this blog. From those wanting to start a career to advertising inquiries and everything in between, my inbox is always filling up. The weekend is a perfect time to catch-up on past emails while working on other areas of my blog such as new posts and design changes.

3. Networking. Why not send a few emails to other freelance writers? Why not jump on LinkedIn to connect with professionals in a variety of industries? Just because you work at home does not mean you should avoid the networking process. In fact, this is a big part of staying in touch with the “outside business world.”

No matter how much time you work on the weekends, taking on one of the above tasks is a great idea.

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