One of the ways I’m trying to increase my savings is to increase my income. I looked at my hobbies and listened to a few people who told me I should be selling my crafting. (Crochet, cards, candy making etc. I’m into a lot of things.)
Look, I know I do good work. I’m sort of OCD about it actually. I know that my family and friends typically love it when I make them presents but they’re my family and friends! I didn’t really ever think someone from Twitter would contact me asking if I could do something specific for them. But she did and I am.
I’m also doing something specific for a friend’s daughter because they’re having trouble finding a hat to match her coat. I’m really quite lucky that I’ve gotten so much of a response.
Now here’s the thing. I work. I work a lot. (Just under 40 hours a week at one job and 15-20 a week at the other) I try to have a life and work out too. I also like sleep. I need sleep in fact if you want to get technical.
My questions are to those of you who freelance in addition to your regular jobs: How do you juggle the time? How often do you say no? How do you decide a price for your work? I’ve got set prices that I’ve come up with based on what I’d be willing to pay, but how do you do it?