If you’re a regular reader, you may have noticed I’ve started to talk more about work lately. Earlier this year, there was some bizarre drama where I was called fake for giving my opinion on Instagram pods. I thought it was quite silly because you know my clients and the money I’m earning sure aren’t make believe. I’ll admit, it did put me off for a little while. But I’ve been working freelance for nine months and you know what? I’m proud of myself for sticking with it. I’ve made a career that really works for me and I want to talk about it.
In addition to that, you guys do geniunely seem interested! A lot of people ask me questions, so I’ve been thinking a lot about what kind of content I can bring right now. Earlier this month, I wrote a guide to going freelance (part one & part two) and that seemed to go down well. So, today I thought I’d share what a week in the life of me is like.
Mondays are always super busy for me, I think they are for most people. Most days start with me eating breakfast at my desk and checking emails. I also start thinking about how I can structure my day and what tasks I need to do first. Some people would recommend eating your breakfast elsewhere, but I don’t mind it.
Scheduling content a week in advance is how I like to work so this is my focus for the beginning of the week. I always lose my morning to emails and I rarely make it out of the house on a Monday. My mindset is very much “I’ll carry on working, so I’ll get stuff out of the way“. I take a break from work with Iain gets home, we cook together if we can, and then I’m back to work. I’m normally working right until I sleep and every so often I’ll stay up till about 3am if things are really busy.
Like Mondays, Tuesdays are also pretty busy. I try to start balancing out my week from here on out though. In addition to being a social media manager, I also write this blog and make videos. If I’m ahead of myself, I’ll spend the afternoon writing. If not, I’ll make a list for when I next can. When scheduling, I focus on platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn first. This takes more time and it’s easier to do in bulk. With most of that completed on Monday, I’ll spend some time scheduling Instagram posts and updating my client’s Pinterest accounts.
I also have more time to do other stuff like client calls, outreach and other admin. One of my clients has events that are mostly on a Tuesday, so sometimes I’ll have those to go to. I go along, socialise, and live-tweet for them.
If it’s a good week, things will have started to calm down by now. On Wednesdays, I’ll catch up on house work, blogging and other stuff going on in my life. I’ve just started CBT and my sessions run on this day thankfully. If I haven’t already, I make a point of leaving the house too. I’m sorry if that’s not what you want to hear, but sometimes I do have to force myself to get out of the house. We went out for dinner this week, so that was a nice break.