Being able to write full-time and earn a living wage has become a dream come true. After having my kids, I wanted to have time for them and working from home has given me the opportunity. Many people wonder how I cope with running a regularly updated blog, a freelance career and caring for my busy toddlers. Sometimes, I wonder as well, but all I can say is, you make time to do what you care about, what you have a passion for. It could be hanging out with friends, watching movies, going to the pub, sleeping, or even playing games. I spend my time
when my kids are not turning the house upside down writing. I write every free time I get, and when I am not writing, I am thinking of writing. It is a good obsession and I am in love with it.
So many people ask me how I do it, so this post answers the million dollar question. How does Stella run Fashion and Style Police. Here is how, a typical day in my life is as a full-time blogger and freelance writer. For this post, we are going to imagine the day is today, a Saturday.
I am usually woken up by one of the busy bees in this hour. I have my quiet time and start the day right.
I have a shower, and get dressed. I publish a blog post and share it on my social media channels.
Breakfast time, and reply emails or read a book if I am in the middle of one. I love multitasking, can you tell?
I check blog stats, moderate and reply blog comments, and wait for my postman to deliver any samples.
Take pictures of samples, and get all the details down on paper. I go through my To-Do list and make sure I know what needs to be done for the day.
Get dressed and take an outfit picture if the weather is right.
Lunch time, check blog stats, moderate and reply comments.
Scout for blog and freelance opportunities.
Reply emails and share blog posts on my social media channels.
Read and comment on other blogs and check my various Facebook groups, reply emails and moderate and reply comments (this continues for the rest of the day)
Invoice clients and send payment reminders if necessary.
Take a break until 7:00pm.
Dinner time, and I start writing blog posts for Fashion and Style Police.
I edit pictures and continue writing blog posts.
I start writing for my clients.
I continue writing for my clients.
I round-up blog posts and clients’ posts.
So that is how a typical day in my life looks like. My day could vary from time to time depending on deadlines, volume of work, what is going on in my home and so on, but it is usually the same routine everyday. As you can see, my life is far from a walk in the park. I am always on one of many gadgets doing a blog related ‘thing’. No hour goes unaccounted for. The moment I began to see my blog as a business, I saw my luck change. The more work I put in, the more sponsorship I got. The hustle is real and it comes with a lot of hard work. I hardly have time to watch TV, not to talk of having a social life but I won’t have it any other way.
I hope this motivates you to make the most of your free time and chase your dreams. Who knows where it might take you.
Thanks for reading and have a lovely weekend.