Creating a temporary home office

Back at the start of the year I was living in temporary rented accommodation for two months. I was still working but had to leave my computer, desk, chair, reference books and other office paraphernalia at home. So how to recreate a suitable work environment quickly and easily in a new spot? First, pick a location. Our rented apartment had a living room, kitchen/dining area, two bedrooms and two bathrooms. One of the bedrooms actually had a desk area se...

How to be Productive as a Freelancer: The Baby Edition

Okay, here goes... Hello blogosphere! It's been a while, how are you doing? Yes it's true, I committed one of blogging's deadly sins by not posting any content for, ack! nearly one whole year!! But I'm back now and hopefully I won't be punished too hard for my transgression. :) I've written about some of the pros and cons of freelancing before, and I thought now would be an apt time to continue on that theme, by way of explaining my absence.  Toda

How to be productive as a freelancer

Something that didn’t occur to me when I began freelancing was how much time I would spend at home. Alone. Or to be specific, I didn’t realize how much this would bother me. Part of why I disliked working in an office was the constant interruptions and seemingly endless chatter! So I looked forward with excitement to the peace and quiet I would have at home, and the level of productivity I’d be capable of. Well, it didn’t quite turn out like that. Yes, it’...