Think of it as time to focus on the projects you've been putting off. For example, I have a white paper that I had someone help me write for my company Story Shout, and it's there. It's in my inbox. I just need to modify it. So when I have a slow week that's the first thing I'm going to do because it's not a client paying me but it's something for my personal brand so in a way , and I don't want to get off topic, but you also have to consider your own business as a customer.
And whenever I have down time I have a savings account that I put money into every month but I don't want to have to use it so image masking service generally what I try to do is to anticipate big purchases, and I will pay for them in advance of time if I can. For example, I will often pay for my car registration very early, because usually the month it's actually due is when it starts to get slow, things like that, I expect I know to happen every year . Advertising Continue reading below Another thing I do is I start buying Christmas gifts in October because it usually slows down in November and December and that's when you need extra money for Christmas gifts.
So I have three or four Christmas presents that I have already bought for the people sitting down. my guest bedroom closet. So if you have expenses that you know are going to go up, like maybe your kids are enrolling in school in August or whatever, things like that, set some money aside when you can or pay it well in advance so you don't have to worry when you don't have the money when it's due. On budgeting as a freelancer Kelsey: Do you have a budget? For me, I use a spreadsheet, so I put all my incoming work and then all my expenses for each month on each tab of my spreadsheet. Do you have a budget that helps you anticipate these changes in income?