Now that June is in the books and things have pretty much settled, I'm getting into my new routine and I'm LOVING it.
My #Freelance Morning Routine has evolved into:— Jack Harner 🚀 Freelance Web Dev (@JackHarner) June 28, 2021
* Wake Up
* Make Coffee
* Admire my plants for an hour
* Get to work
I love it so much. No more rushing around in the morning before work.
I basically just wake up whenever, take my time enjoying my coffee, and then settle into work when it feels right. Not having to rush around in the morning has to be my favorite thing about living the Freelance Life so far.
Multiple Part Time Jobs
Now that I'm freelancing full time, instead of living Paycheck to Paycheck, I'm living Invoice to Invoice. It's an interesting difference because instead of 2 "big" paychecks a month, I'm getting a dozen or so small to medium sized payments. Spreading myself out across these multiple part time jobs has allowed me to stay busy even when there's nothing from one job, because there's plenty to do from the rest.
Managing all of that sounds complicated, right? It doesn't have to be. I'm working on writing up an in-depth review of Bonsai, the freelance accounting tool I've been using to manage my time tracking and invoices. It's definitely making payday easier, so stay tuned for that!
Working with multiple clients at once is great because if I'm running into a productivity brick wall on one client, I can get up, take a little walk, and sit down fresh on a different project. Switching it up multiple times a day keeps my mind fresh and it never feels monotonous.
On The Road to Passive Income
Freelancing has provided me with multiple income streams, however they're not passive income by any means. I'm still technically trading my time for money. Now that the side (nights and weekends) work that I was doing, pre-freelance, has become my main work, the side-side-hustles can become the side job. I've made some significant progress on Simple Tweets, and am hammering out the details for a few different e-commerce opportunities.