I think I need to take a little time to smell the roses. Over the past four years I’ve spent quite a bit of time writing on line. I’ve spent quite a bit of time wasting my time online too. It just seems that I always have a computer attached to the end of my fingers and I think it’s time to take a little break.
Slowing the Pace
I don’t intend to stop writing all together, but I am slowing things down. After reviewing my numbers over the past few years I realize that I’ve instituted a pretty good base for growing residual income. I’m ¾ of the way to my second income goal (the first was to replace my part-time job’s income through freelance writing) and need to take time to regroup.
Working smarter is always better than working harder. What I’ve been doing has worked well so far, but I think it’s time to modify or supplement my portfolio. I’m starting to get bored. How to modify or supplement my portfolio will only reveal itself if I take a bit of time to confer with my muse.
Beauty of Residual Income
I know I’ve said this before and will probably say it many times to come, but I love residual income. If it weren’t for residual income I wouldn’t be able to slow things down to have a heart to heart with my muse.
I think Ken over at The Freelancer Today says it perfectly. His most recent post entitled How Writing for Content Sites Stunts Your Growth pretty much summarizes the NJFM blog.
If I get too Zen like in my smelling the roses muse conference and forget to return to posting here on NJFM, you can always get great content by visiting Ken’s site. In the meanwhile, consider developing your online writing business with the future in mind. A few years from now you may need to take time off from writing to chat with your muse…will you be able to?