Working From Home

  • How I Prevented a Chronic Health Condition From Ruining My Writing Career

    By Jennifer Mattern on March 26, 2016
    Frequent migraines. Feeling weak and ice cold most of the time. Severe insomnia. Significant, and sudden, weight gain. Constant pain. Multiple miscarriages, and the emotional baggage that comes with each one. Ongoing exhaustion so bad I could barely drag myself out of bed for months. That was just a small sampling of my own personal hell for a few years. […]
  • Looking After Your Health While Working From Home

    By Jennifer Mattern on March 12, 2014
    I've had a rough couple of days this week. It started Sunday night. Between now and then I've had restless nights, fluttering feelings, a bit of lightheadedness, and a variety of other symptoms. By Monday morning I was imagining the worst. My husband worked from home that day just in case I decided to go into the hospital to get […]
  • Working Weekends

    By Jennifer Mattern on March 2, 2014
    This feels about right on a working weekend (preparing just in case we lose power in tomorrow's big snow storm). This is from Yo Prinzel at Visit her post if you'd like to share it with your readers. Credit: Profitable Freelancer--Freelancing is out--profitlancing is in
  • Why I Love Freelancing: Reminders

    By Jennifer Mattern on February 3, 2014
    As the day quickly passes by, I realize that I've spent most of it staring out the two huge windows that sit in front of my desk. The snow has been falling since the early morning hours, and I've watched it go from a dusting to at least half a foot so far. I love watching the snow fall. It's […]
  • Weekend Reading: Your Home Office

    By Jennifer Mattern on March 1, 2013
    One of the biggest perks of freelancing is being able to work from home. And that often involves a home office of some kind -- from a separate room to a corner of the kitchen table. This week we're going to take a look at tips and examples of home offices for freelance writers, and tips on keeping that home […]
  • Working from Home? You Might as Well Be Your Own Boss!

    By Rebecca Garland on February 28, 2013
    Yahoo recently announced that all of its remote workers must either find their way back into an office or they should quit. Legalities and unemployment eligibility aside, this may very well mark a turning point for those of us who choose to work at home - that is, those of us who are at the whim of an employer. Stable […]
  • Start Your New Writer’s Year Right!

    By Rebecca Garland on January 3, 2013
    Just an hour or two ago, I made my first folder of 2013. It was a small thing – clicking on “Create New Folder” and filing away some work – but it made the point in my mind nicely enough. This is a new year. It’s time to start this one off correctly, because it’s much easier to continue a […]
  • The Business of Freelancing: Disregard at Your Own Risk

    By Rebecca Garland on November 22, 2012
    Every now and again I'm caught off guard by the nature of this industry. I might not have been involved in the world of online marketing and freelance writing my entire adult life, but almost eight years in the field is enough to give me a rather cynical perspective on a lot of things. That being said, an experience this […]
  • How to Furnish Your Home Office on a Budget

    By Jennifer Mattern on July 11, 2012
    When we work from home as freelancers, sometimes we don't have much control over our work environment. For example, some writers work from their kitchen tables. A benefit of working in a pre-established area of the home is that you don't have to worry about furnishing a separate office space. But what if you do have a freelance office, but not a […]
  • Writing at Home: Can I Do This?

    By Rebecca Garland on July 5, 2012
    It's not an unusual question. We all wonder from time to time if this world of freelancing from home is worth the extra time and effort it takes to be successful. Naturally we usually find plenty of reasons that it is, in fact, worth the hassles and stress. To name a few: freelance writers who work at home enjoy schedule […]