Thursday of last week was a holiday and Friday was a sandwich day so none of my clients wanted to start any new projects. I'm hoping this week several of them will contact me about new jobs. I want to take you, the reader, along for the ride to show how unpredictable a week in the life of a freelancer can be.
I used the morning to work on some projects that don't have to be rushed. I want to submit a proposal for the 2017 TESOL Conference in Seattle and the deadline is the end of the month. There is also a workshop next Wednesday that I need to start outlining the content for. I also sent an email to the president of a research center that I worked with in the past, touched base with a couple of clients via KakaoTalk, and received a recommendation on LinkedIn for some work I did with the NHI last month.
Lunch break with Game of Thrones and the final episode of The Good Wife kept me busy for the next two hours. There were a couple of messages in between but it was mostly free time.
Nothing popped up after lunch so I did some grocery shopping. Usually I get a ton of emails while I'm out (a watched pot never boils) but this time there were no bites. The waiting game continues. I surfed the web for interesting articles and updated my professional website with projects in May.
The first job of the day comes in at 6:15pm, a short editing job from my first client. They pay by the hour and this will be a "minimum" project. I also started chatting with a friend about doing a workshop at his research center and suggesting a workshop to one of his contacts. We'll see if anything comes of it.
There's still a chance that a late editing job will come in but I'm going to post this at 7:30pm. Let's hope tomorrow is a little busier.