Monday, August 22, 2011

Getting Back to the Business of Freelancing

I’m still here. The kids and I (finally!) relocated to our new home about three weeks ago – just in time for the first day of school. It also just happened to be during the first days of the month of Ramadhan, which was a bit stressful at first. My husband is still in Atlanta dealing with contractors and the property management company we'll be using to get our house in tip top shape to be rented (that man is truly a Godsend, I tell you). How I wish I could just put it on the market and sell it, but the Atlanta real estate market is beyond horrible, but that’s another story for another blog. Luckily our house is located intown, in a historic neighborhood, so we already have a few interested candidates. I figure we’ll at least break even and won’t have to struggle to pay both a mortgage AND rent.

The house we’re renting is meh, okay – for now. We need more space so we’ll be moving again next June when the kids are out of school for the summer. Yay… The unpacking is going slowly but surely. Although we are still living among boxes and my office is only semi-organized, I’ve been busy working (the self-employed can only take so many days away from work, right?) on client projects, personal writing projects and marketing here and there. I admit it - I need to step up the marketing. I’m feeling the pinch. I put more time into marketing and following up with past clients last week and it’s already brought me two new projects this week. That’s all the incentive I need to keep it up.

I’m behind on reading my favorite blogs, so I hope to begin catching up this week. Of course marketing to bring in more paying projects will be my priority. How’s business been going for you this summer?

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