"Bolstered by my new secret identity as an erotica writer, I decided it was time to come clean with my family."
There are a few questions to ask yourself first.
I woke up one morning with an intuitive feeling that a few areas of my life needed to change drastically.
As creative freelancers, we need to keep their mind free of negativity, stress and doubt.
Taxes are freelancers' kryptonite.
It isn't easy at all, but then again, anything worth having doesn't come easy, right?
The need to keep paperwork organized is key to success.
Solopreneur, freelancer, consultant, self-employed... whatever label you use, it generally translates to the same thing: life outside the traditional office environment. Sure, you're as professional as the next corporate guy or gal. But you get to be "a professional" while wearing flannel pants and shoving in loads of laundry while on conference calls.
Be early: Never, ever be late for a meeting or appointment. I am routinely over an hour early for meetings. Not only does it relieve stress (yours) and frustration (theirs) but that hour gives you ample preparation time, or time to finish other work and errands while you have a coffee.
Many online business models are perfect for working from home in Canada. However, parents of young children have unique challenges that can make it less feasible. Choosing the right home-based business can mean the difference between success and failure (and your sanity or insanity).