Deadline Crunch

The number one search result, when you search for "what to do when freelancing is slow," on Google also gives the best advice. I'd know because I read it, and found enormous comfort in it, during a week when the perfect soundtrack, for what my inbox was like, was cricket sound effects. I actually followed a lot of the advice it gave me, especially the stuff about building up skills, and contacting current and previous clients, and the results were excellent. Not only did I attend a continuing education open house, at Ryerson University, but I also enrolled in one or two digital marketing workshops, and emailed a bunch of current, former, and prospective clients. By Saturday I had three new clients, a couple of projects, with tight deadlines, and all of my social media profiles had a major, highly satisfactory makeover. The thing about freelancing is that it moves in waves. You're always either swamped with work, or experiencing a slow period. It takes a lot of resilience, patience, and the ability to be extremely frugal with money. As I reach the point, where the two year mark, is only seven months away I've began to see patterns. I typically have the least amount of new work during national, provincial,  international, and local holidays, and weekends. Today is a day of intense deadlines. As I write this blog entry I've successfully met a noon deadline, for a newsletter, where I had no other choice but to start writing, as soon as I got my acceptance email. It's only 12:3o in the afternoon, and I'm more than halfway through my deadline crunch filled Monday.
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Deadlines have always helped me, which is why, from the very beginning, of my freelance journey, I've found the freelance life comfortable. Everyone, even if they don't give a specific deadline seems to really like quick turnarounds, and quick responses. When I was in school, I would be much more likely to get things done, if I had the excuse of an impending deadline. I'm known as someone with an incredible work ethic but deadlines profoundly enhance my overall work ethic. I guess that's why I seldom fail at meeting a deadline.

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Hi, I'm Rosemary, AKA Rosie, and I'm a web & blog content creator, editor, and manager that creates and edits online, B2C and marketing content. I help small business owners & marketing professionals like you transform your brand into a relevant & worthwhile part of your customer's everyday life. Publication credits include Stories By Buffer, ProBlogger, and Weebly Inspiration Center, and more.

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