For the past few years my working from home holiday schedule has been… well, no work at all. I close down shop the day before Thanksgiving and don’t get back to work until January 2nd. That’s the nice thing about working from home and working for yourself.
I’ve always loved the holidays, especially the time between Thanksgiving and New Year’s. I cook, decorate and spend time with my family. And I love every minute of it.
When I worked in the corporate world I always tried to schedule at least one week’s vacation between Christmas and New Year’s. But what would always seem to happen is a special project had to be done. Even if I didn’t have to forfeit my vacation, I would have to work like crazy and be exhausted when it was finally had the time off.
That’s the wonderful thing about working from home. I make my and decide how the work is to be done. Whether it’s the Christmas holidays or a long summer break, I can schedule my time and still keep my businesses running.
Now that doesn’t mean I just don’t work and forget about making money. I have to plan and that’s the key. So when I want time off I have to write articles for my blog and websites beforehand. As a regular course of action I try to plan out a writing schedule a month or more in advance. When I know I’m going to also be taking time off I add that to my planning so I can get those articles written and ready to schedule.
I also have to think ahead for my online selling platforms when I’m going to take time off. I have to make sure all of my listings are done for eBay and that I’ve scheduled to close my store for vacation. I also have to make sure I sent in enough product to Amazon to sell through the. I’ll be not working.
But I can do it and it’s one of the top benefits of working from home.
In the coming weeks I’ll be giving you a few glimpses of how I actually work. Be sure to check back often and see what I’m up to.