In my blog post before the summer holidays, I posted about how to still get some work done even though the children are home from school. So did I follow my own advice? And how did this summer go for me? This is a brief review of my summer and how I got on.
Let's start with what went well! Firstly I knew I was going to be able to work less so I asked for help. I chose not to do many fairs over the summer with the Flamingo Paperie cards so rather than my stock being sat under my desk I asked people to take baskets of cards for me, thank you to everyone who helped! This worked well as the cards were out earning me money without me being there!
Secondly, I took my work on holiday with me! I was staying with family for a week and yes I know I should have had a break, but I get bored in the evenings!! We had days out with the kids and I spent a little time in the evenings, usually just an hour, quickly working through some matched betting offers. I took my laptop and notebooks with me and did as much or as little as I felt like doing.
The power hours definitely worked well for me. A short period of focused work really helped me to keep the money coming in from the matched betting offers and to keep my teresa4cards business moving forward. I will be doing this again next summer.
And here is what didn't go so well! I had an online pop up card event organised but I just didn't have time to do all the planning for it and I ended up having to cancel it, I was very annoyed with myself. I have now re-scheduled the event for the end of September and it has become a Christmas launch event. Click the button to join in!
Lots of things were delayed or put off until September! None of these were urgent, but at the time I was cross with myself for not getting them done. I had to take a step back and remind myself that this was what I was expecting to happen and to let it go! I also needed to schedule more social media posts than I did and this is definitely a priority for the next summer holidays.
I had some very productive days, see my recent blog post Working From Home in the Summer Holidays, and some less productive days. I also had time to think about the Christmas period coming up, and do some planning for that, and I did some thinking about my card business generally on how to move it forwards, and how to improve the fairs I do. This then generated my September to do list. I started September with a to do list as long as my arm, but I was ready to get started and get stuck in again!
Overall I was very happy with how the summer went. I had lots of fun with the family and work went pretty much to plan, in fact I probably got more done than I had expected back in July!
I hope your summer went well too!
Love Teresa x
Hi, I am Teresa. I am mum to two gorgeous children and I work from home. This blog is about my journey working from home. I hope to be able to help others who are looking for an additional income, or are looking for ways to save money.