As a home-based freelancer, it’s vital to be mindful of the ways in which you can optimize your productivity. I’m a writer, so when I receive an assignment, I list items like transcribing the interview, and creating a first, second, third and final draft. As the story begins to form, I focus on additional research, quote gathering, and cutting word count.
Where do you like to work? Do you thrive in a creative, relaxed, high-end and concentration-enhancing professional community within a tech hub with tons of amenities? Do you do your best work in a place that fulfills your personal needs so you aren’t sidelined by a time-consuming trip to seek out a brief mid-day meal — unless that’s what you need? Do you crave comfortable, friendly, and collaborative relationships with others working around you that motivate you to reach higher goals?