Does anyone experience burn-out doing freelance work plus a regular day job plus family?
When I first started with fiverr I was very excited and got a bunch of orders. However, as I got more orders including some very complex ones I found it difficult to manage my time. Fiverr was taking priority over spending quality time with my family, I’d even wake up in the middle of the night worried that I might miss a delivery deadline.
Lately, when a potential customer contacts me about some work, I’ve been giving very exaggerated time frames (7 - 10 days) whereas in the past I would have said 1 or 2 days for the same work. I feel like I need to find some balance and haven’t quite got it right. Half the time the customers are ok with the long delivery time frames and others probably go to my competition.
I also completely understand that my problems are first-world problems and there are people on fiverr that have much bigger things to worry about than not being able sit down on a couch and watch a movie or play a game with their family.
Has anyone been in a similar situation juggling 9-5 work 5 days a week + fiverr + family + recreation?
What strategies do you use to balance these things? I’m considering just keeping long delivery time frames and accept that I’ll have potential customers go elsewhere.