June 2020 was better than June 2019 and yet, my net income has fallen several hundred dollars since the beginning of the year. Not sure if that means anything, but I only know it because I track my income each month. We shall see if it’s an indication of anything significant or just a typical blip in the life of a freelancer.
Author: Kayla Lords
Neither Molly nor myself are immune to big dreams. In fact, we thrive on them. But sometimes those big dreams are more like fever dreams and have no basis in reality. In this week’s episode, we talk about a recent(ish) fever dream from late 2019 that we’re only just now turning into something real. More importantly, we’re sharing lessons we’ve learned and things we’re doing differently.
If you follow the rules of subreddits and use Reddit in an authentic, natural way, you can use it to grow your audience, website traffic, and even in your income. Contributor Amy Norton shares how she’s used the platform.
We talk to Quinn Rhodes (ze/hir) about how smutlancers and content creators can be more inclusive of trans and non-binary people.
Indistractable: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life by Nir Eyal lays out a few things we can do, in our life, at work (for the day job set) and even in our relationships to feel less distracted and get more done. He calls this finding traction (the opposite of being distracted).
Looking at your website stats recently and feeling bummed that traffic is down? That dip might have nothing to do with your site or your content. In this episode, Molly discusses seasonal traffic spikes and dips and also how traffic flow can change due to things that are completely out of your control.
Basically, I became very anxious about telling a client I could no longer work with them, overprepared, lost sleep, and made the “perfect” plan. I forgot that a plan means nothing if the other person decides to react differently than you expect them to. Ultimately, my goal in this situation was to be a professional until the very end.