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Should I Extend my Work Hours?

Being a freelance writer means that you set your own schedule. You can work anytime of the day that you please. I know freelance writers who work a normal nine to five schedule, as well as some who like to stay up in the middle of the night. It really doesn’t matter what hours you work as long as you are completing projects and servicing your clients. With that in mind, you may be contemplating extending your work hours. There are many benefits of doing so. But at the same time you may realize some drawbacks.

The main benefit of working more hours is that you can get more done. This holds true when working on client projects, marketing, and other tasks that you must complete as a freelance writer. If you feel that you never have enough time for all the work that goes along with your career, working additional hours may be the answer.

How many hours are you working right now? This is the main question to answer before you do anything else. For instance, if you are only working six hour days there is plenty of time to extend your schedule. But if you are putting in 12 hour days already, you may not have as much leeway to add onto this.

As you work more you are putting more strain on your mind and body. Even though you can benefit from extending your hours, you have to make sure that you are not harming yourself along the way.

If you are interested in extending the amount of time you spend in your office, give it a try in the near future. You may find that this works out nicely. If not, you can always go back to your old schedule.

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