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Reality Blog: A Freelancer’s Vacation Planning

Reality Blog: A Freelancer’s Vacation Planning

August 12, 2015 | By John Mullen | No Comments

Reality Blog: A Freelancer’s Vacation PlanningOne of the great advantages of the freelance lifestyle is setting your own schedule. Taking time off whenever you need to. No limits on when or how long your vacations last.

Or so they say.

The reality, I’ve found, is quite different.

Vacations are extremely disruptive. And I haven’t even started mine yet!

Now, maybe some of you have the ability to drop everything at a moment’s notice and jet off to some tropical paradise, where you’ll be sipping mai tais before sunset. And some of you are doing well enough in your businesses that you can afford to take a month off — I’m happy for you!

For the rest of us, vacations provide quite a challenge.

Because, as freelancers, we don’t have offices and coworkers picking up our slack while we’re gone. Unless we adopt some strategies to work on the go, we’re basically closed.

It’s like a nail salon I walked past today. There was a sign on the door that read: “We’ll be closed from August 1st through August 12th due to a family vacation.” And it struck me … how is my vacation any different?

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