What is your Freelance Writing Schedule?
Flexibility is one of the main benefits of being a freelance writer. In other words, you have the ability to set your own schedule â€“ as long as you are getting your work done. When compared to a 9 â€“ 5 job, you will find this to be a big change. Over the years, my freelance writing schedule has changed many times.
Generally speaking, I find it easiest to work regular business hours. This way I am on the clock at pretty much the same time as all my clients. Of course, this changes from time to time as I take care of other tasks and focus on my own projects.
It is not uncommon for me to start my workday at 6 am or earlier, and/or stay at the computer until 10 pm or later. Again, the ability to set this type of schedule is a huge benefit. If I get my work done early in the morning, for instance, I have the rest of the day for my own projects or to get even further ahead.
As you continue to work as a freelance writer you will begin to find a schedule that suits you well. You may have to base your day around the hours that your clients work. Or maybe your schedule will be dictated by another factor, such as your family.
Even though you have the ability to set your own schedule, try to work the same hours, for the most part, everyday. This will help to keep you on track, while making it easier for you to get into a â€œgroove.â€
Take advantage of the fact that you can create your own schedule. Just make sure that this is benefiting you, as opposed to holding you back from reaching your goals.