So many people are burnt out from their rigid 9-to-5 grind. You wake up early, drive through rush hour traffic, sit through 8+ hours of work, drive through rush hour traffic again, and have a finite amount of time to spend time with your family, cook and clean, and maybe pursue your own hobbies. It can feel exhausting and like there’s not enough time for the people and things you love. But what if there was another way?
We spoke to Rebecca Flansburg, a “mompreneur” with over 10 years of experience as a freelance writer and blogger. She’s released two books: Mom Bossing: The Freedom to Create the Business You Love, and FREElance FREEdom: Creating the Work-From-Home Life You Crave. In our new podcast interview, we spoke with Rebecca about how anyone – including you! – can become a freelancer who works from home.
Doesn’t working from home as a freelancer sound like a dream? Don’t be fooled, though: Not all the myths you’ve heard about telecommuting are based in reality. It’s not pajamas and soap operas! It’s still real work, just in a different environment and in which you play a slightly different role.
So how does someone know if working from home as a freelancer is the right path for them? What qualities do you need to succeed with this kind of a career? How can a freelancer stay focused and productive despite the many distractions your home office can present? Rebecca talks us through all of this and more, quelling any hesitations you may have about taking this leap.
Freelancing puts you in control of many more business and operations activities, and you’ll need to find ways to balance those tasks with your main work. If you’re a freelancing mom, you’ll also face additional, unique obstacles and benefits that other freelancers may not. But ultimately, working from home as a freelancer can give you more freedom and time, making you a happier and more productive worker.
Do you want to learn more about how working from home as a freelancer may be the best career change you ever make? Listen to our podcast interview with Rebecca Flansburg to find out all about it:
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