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Working at home with kids remote-learning at home, during COVID-19

Working from home Luckily I have an office with a door that can be closed. Luckily I have been working from home for 19 years so I know the importance of work/life balance, and how to stay focused...

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Four tips for work-life balance when working at home

If you are your own boss and/or work from home, you can keep your work and life in balance by sticking to these simple rules: 1) schedule in regular time off and stick to it; 2) when at work, opera...

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4 rules for staying healthy (especially for freelancers and people working at home)

There are only four things you really need to do to stay healthy, when working at home: ensure your body gets enough water, food, exercise and rest. 1.  Water No matter what type of work you d...

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The ‘closed door’ policy when working at home

As a result of COVID-19, many employees are now working at home, just like the many freelancers and owner/operators of sole trader businesses who worked from their own homes for many years. Peop...

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Healthy bodies for constant computer-users

Whether you're a writer, editor, proofreader, scribe or typist, if you work full-time sitting in a chair in front of a computer screen and you want to live a long life, you need to stick to four im...

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Taking a Claytons Break

Most freelancers, sole traders and small business owner/operators rarely take a total break from their work because they are worried about losing potential clients and jobs while they're not lookin...

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Debriefing and confidentiality

Maintaining confidentiality If you're working in a position where you've got access to your clients' private information it's essential to maintain confidentiality in regard to your clients and th...

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Using Facebook versus being used by Facebook

If you're reading this you're probably on Facebook. You may use Facebook for personal, social reasons or you may have to use it for business reasons. But are you a Facebook-user who controls how...

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Could you run your business from home?

Many freelancers and small business owners/operators manage their businesses from  home. Businesses that can be run from home Your business can be managed and operated from home if: You ar...

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Nobody’s perfect

Are you a freelancer or run your own business? If so, you probably want your work to be perfect - especially if, like me, you are an editor and proofreader. You probably also want to achieve perfec...

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