Need a Vacation? Escape-Planning Tips for Freelance Writers

Vacation Planning for Freelance Writers.

Are you one of those freelance writers hustling every day to meet your deadlines, write great copy, and keep your clients happy?

That’s a good thing…unless you never take a break.

If you had a day job, you’d probably get at least two weeks of paid vacation a year. You know, you put in a request for your days off, catch a plane to Hawaii, and leave work behind.

But it’s not quite that simple for freelance writers. You’re the boss. You’re running your own business. You have client deadlines, marketing, administrative stuff to take care of.

If you’re always hustling just trying to keep up, you might think you don’t have time for a vacation. But that’s just ridiculous.

One of the perks freelance writers should enjoy is being in control of your own schedule.

If you don’t take time to relax, chill out, and recharge, it’s going to take a toll on your productivity, creative mojo, and happiness.

Need a vacation? Check out these tips from freelance writers to create your own escape plan.

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7 Productivity Tips From My Vacation That Freelancers Can Use All Year

I skipped out for a few days of lakeside vacationing last week (thanks to the readers who answered freelance writing mailbag questions for me!). It was sort of a working vacation in that I did have a laptop along and …

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Lessons From A Blogger’s Vacation

So I’m back from vacation now. As regular readers of this blog know, I believe writers should plan carefully so that they actually get to vacation on their vacation.

I took my own advice and worked ahead, carefully managed my schedule, informed clients of my absence, and had nearly all my accounts tied up with a bow.

The problem was my blogs.

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6 Tips For a Great Freelance Writer’s Vacation

I was asked recently to write about the art of scheduling a vacation as a freelance writer. Have to apologize that I can’t remember who asked me! But it’s important to take breaks from the writing grind, especially in this new-media world where so many of us have daily blogging deadlines.

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