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working time and leisure, with certain parts of the day being reserved for work and certain parts for other obligations. If the line isn’t drawn, you’ll find small errands: ‘making the kids a snack’, ‘running to the store’, ‘checking your e-mail’ take up a large part of the day. The answer is to create a routine for your freelance work: set aside the same parts of the day for work, schedule reasonable breaks, and stick to the scheduled finish time. If possible, turn off your mobile, or use a separate number for work and private calls. Don’t forget that you need to take regular breaks from your screen for your health.

Support Team

While you may be considering freelancing so you can support others, having your own support team is vital to the success of your lifestyle choice. First, family and friends need to understand your decision and know that you won’t always be available for a chat or lunch. Second, you need to realize that freelancing at home is still a job, and if your kids get sick and you don’t have help, you have to sacrifice your work time for your other obligations. Just like with any other job, you don’t get paid if you don’t work. So consider building a ‘support team’ up front – people who can help if something goes wrong. It’s especially helpful as a parent if you have backup people to pick up kids from school or care for them when they’re sick. The better your support team as a working parent or caregiver, the more likely you are to make this happen.

No work? A final but essential consideration for those considering freelancing full-time. Can you afford to support yourself when no work is available? Many freelance opportunities are seasonal and you may find that work is scarce during off-peak hours. If you need a regular, reliable income, you’re better off freelancing part-time and working part-time or full-time.