Monday, May 15, 2017

Back, and I've brought back-up.

Hey lovely people.

So as I mentioned before, things are going better here, but I've still been quiet.

The reason for this is rather silly and kind of good, but annoying all the same.

The truth is, I've been so busy with freelancing jobs that I haven't been able to even so much as look at any of my social networks for almost two months. The only exception being my monthly update posts, and even that one I almost missed in April because I was so busy and exhausted.

In fact, it's come to the point where I didn't know how to get ahead again. I already had my first inkling back when I first hit my $500 goal.

I'd made it and that's *AMAZING*, but I only just made it. As in, I hardly had any time left after doing the work. But for the past few months, I've been doing month after month at around a $300 level, but unable to break through the barrier simply because I'm not ready to raise my rates to make more money per job, but I don't have more time to work either. And the worst is, it's not actually the work that's killing me. It's all the admin that comes with it.

But then I had a bright idea.

My brother was talking about how he wants a really nice and flexible part-time job while he studies, and I realized I could really offer him that. In exchange for a fixed percentage of my writing/editing income, he's going to start working for me for a month to see if we can make things work.

If it does work out and we can streamline the work, I might finally be able to do more, and finish my book, and actually have time to visit blogs etc. etc. And if that's the case, he can actually make a really nice income right along with me, all while studying at the same time.

I'm really excited about this, because it might be an excellent way to expand the overall publishing business that is me.

How are you guys doing?


15 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Hiring an assistant - brilliant idea. It is all the detail stuff in any job that sucks up all the time.

M.J. Fifield said...

Sounds like a good solution to your freelancing issues. Hope you and your brother can figure it out!

Elizabeth Seckman said...

I hope it works out so you have some more free time! That would be awesome.

Cherie Reich said...

That's a good idea, Misha! I hope it works out.

Nick Wilford said...

Hope your plan works out well for both of you.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

That's a win-win for both of you. If I could get free labor though, I would so take it right now.

Murees Dupé said...

Congratulations! That is a great solution.

Olga Godim said...

That would be a huge help for you. I'll keep my fingers crossed.

Botanist said...

That's great news, Misha. I hope it continues to work out for the best and gives you the time to do what you want to focus on.

Juneta Key said...

I love the fact the sunshine is creeping back into your tone as things get better. Sounds exciting for both you and your brother. Cheering you on. HUGS

Annalisa Crawford said...

Good idea. Hope it works out for both of you :-)

Neurotic Workaholic said...

That sounds great! And what's good about hiring him is that you already know and trust him. Good luck!

Crystal Collier said...

Misha, that's fabulous news! I'm so happy to hear it. I've got my toes crossed that things will continue on this upward spiral and that you'll find the freedom you crave. You're such a fighter. Keep up the battle. =)

Loni Townsend said...

Woot woot! I'm glad there's a win-win side to this!

Tyrean Martinson said...

That's awesome! I'm glad you are doing well and can hire an assistant!