• Jenny Stallard

Quiet freelance time? Here's my advice on how to make the most of it!

Updated: 5 days ago

Quiet times happen to us all when we're freelance. And it is easy to see them as 'nothing time'. However, there's plenty you can do to generate new leads, make new connections, grow your business and keep working towards your goals!

Here's my advice on using your quiet time wisely: 1. Email contacts and say you’re available. Ask if they have anything they need help with, anything you might be a good fit for. This might feel like you’re saying you’re not busy but you could be the saving grave to them if they’re busy and need support! 2. Work on your brand. Is your website shiny with SEO? Is your profile pic up to date? When did you last look at your LinkedIn profile? 3. Ditto with your CV. Right down to the name of the document (nobody wants to see 'CVDec2021' in March 2022! Can you update with new hyperlinks or information? 4. Join Facebook groups or follow accounts that will have work discussions, and follow accounts on instagram that share freelance information and shout outs. I'm still investigating Clubhouse, but it could be worth a look for networking. Joining webinars and workshops is also a great idea right now. You can share your details in the chat, see what others are up to and just feel, well, included.

5. Use the time to work on things you’ve been putting off. Everything from tidying the desk (yep! That’s me!) to admin or (Sorry to say the T word) your tax return. When things are quiet, that's when you can do the things you don't get round to when you're busier. 6. Commit to that new or big plan! Time on your hands can mean time for something new. So you want to plan a podcast? Why not in January? Newsletter? Get writing! Stuck on how to begin? Time to combine the 'big plan' with the webinar plan...

Coaching can be a way of working through quiet time to set goals, large and small. Want to know more? Find out what I offer and get in touch on the Coaching tab.

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