So I quit my day job over a year ago to focus full time on building my business on and off fiverr. It’s been an incredible journey so far. The first few months of 2019 were my highest grossing months till date. That meant more work than I was used to handling. It wasn’t long before I got burned out. This affected the quality of work I produced and more importantly my happiness and mental health, leading to a brief spell of an intense depression. Bad work produces less work imo. My sales dropped!!!
I couldn’t believe I let things deteriorate so badly. The best thing I did was to take a break and reevaluate my whole process. I was able to deduce that the burnout was as a result of poor time management. I would usually wait until the last minute to start a project and by then I had other work lining up. This was a recipe for disaster.
I was able to fix the problem by setting up a structure I could follow religiously. I have gotten more efficient and my work-life balance in tip top shape. I’m Back!
Planning everything is the best way to go as a creative. I hope this helps someone out there!