Are you a Fashion Blogger, blogging in isolation? Feeling demotivated at times working from home all by yourself?
Remember you are not alone. I am a blogger like you and there are many like us. Read this post for some blogging tips on how to work from home without feeling dull and unenthusiastic.
I have been contemplating to write this post as a part of my blogging tips series for a long time. The reason why I postponed publishing it until today is not laziness. It’s because I wanted to know how it feels like working from home first hand and gain enough experience before starting to type a post about it. I have worked from home before as a freelancer but that often required me to be on-site for work and be constantly in touch with my clients. It was never like working in isolation with just me and my computer in a room.
It wasn’t too long ago when I used to be extremely envious of all the professionals who work from home (that includes my husband Pankaj as well!) Now that I am working full time on my blog from home, turns out it is not all that glam and glitter.
Yes, the perks can be great. You can work in your PJs and have the luxury of flexible timings, but hell, it can really be demotivating at times.
It’s been nearly 5 months since I left my full-time job (God! was it that long already!) and staying at home the whole day in front of the computer drives me nuts most often than not. More so because this is the first time I am treating my blog as a true business. All these while it was more of a hobby.
Today I am sharing my go-to blogging tips to stay motivated while working or blogging from home.
#Take Weekends Off
It is easy to completely forget about date and time while working from home. It happens to me for sure. I loose track of weekdays and weekends while trying to meet my goals. It helps planning your work in a way that allows you to take the Saturdays and Sundays off as you would do if you were working on a day job. Plus it keeps you sane, trust me!
#Dress Up to Work
Working in your PJs may sound like the best deal while working from home but with time it can really be a mood spoiler. There is a reason why there are dress codes in offices. It’s for the much needed discipline. Try dressing up a bit before you sit on your work space. It may not be full-fledged office wear, but something decent that you wouldn’t mind people seeing you in. Put on some make up if you like. Not only is dressing up quite energizing, it can seriously get you into the mood of real professional work environment.
#Make Smaller Daily Goals
If you are working on a fashion blog and you are new to it, you are probably overwhelmed with your goals already. Plus, you are probably the only one working on it all by yourself without much help. Divide your list into smaller attainable daily goals. That ways every morning you’d have a to-do list and a direction to work on. Also, you will never feel like you have achieved nothing by the weekend because you have surely met most of your daily goals and objectives.
#Create a Professional Work Space
I have already shared a post on some ideas and inspirations to put together a creative workplaces within a room for those who work or blog from home. It’s not only motivating but also very refreshing to have a designated work area where all your belongings are at arm’s reach. It almost feels like an office desk and if you dress up a bit too, it feels like going to an office to work.
#Get Out Once in a While
Difficult as it may sound but getting out of the house is extremely important for professionals who work from home. I am not just talking about going out for client meets or blogger meets here. I mean working from some place else, like a coffee shop over a bite. Though I personally do not get the opportunity to work out of a coffee shop, I do get out of the house for our blog photo shoots, which can very well be considered a part of my work process where I am not sitting on my desk all day long. Getting out once in a while and working in a different atmosphere not only brings in the much needed change, you might just bump across a prospective client, a blogger friend or a potential investor for your business! 😉
For now these are some of the tips I try to follow so that I can work from home without turning into a total psycho! If I discover any new point, I will be updating this post for sure. Hope you find my blogging tips useful. If you have any of your own tips than please share in the comment section below!
It’s weekend and I wasn’t suppose to be working as per my own rules! But worry not, this post was on auto-schedule!! 🙂