Work Overload – Hitting The Wall

I’m now at a point, in mid-February, where the amount of work I have to do exceeds the amount of time I have available to work. I was exhausted this weekend, and spent most of my time in bed.

One of my big nightmares (amongst many) was updating the Amazon Pricing Rules via upload. It’s not intuitive how to fill in the feed, and it took me over 10 attempts to get a working version. That version only covers around 10% of my inventory and there’s a lot more to be done. However, I have so much to do with my freelance clients, too, I’m not sure when I’ll be able to revisit it.

From Clickfunnels, to Wix, to WordPress, to Magento, to Shopify – I’m multi-tasking and going full speed. Currently bringing in around £800 a week which will account for around half of my $100K goal if I can keep up the pace until the end of the year.

I’m officially self-employed now, and it’s scary and exhausting. It’s also liberating. I’m looking forward to seeing where the path will take me.

A CRM for Freelance Work

I started freelancing seriously at the end of 2019. I have about five clients already, but the work isn’t regular and I’ve already finished most of their projects for them. Reaching out to multiple clients has left me with a lot of names to remember and a lot of projects to keep track of, so I’ve set up a CRM system.

I’m using Dolibarr 10.0.5 which I installed through the Softalicious Installer. So far it’s helping me keep track of my prospects and exisiting client, and remindng me when to chase up on leads. I looked at a number of paid and free solutions before deciding on this one, a close contender was Flowlu, however I am not currently earning enough from my freelance work to justify it at this point.

I am still getting used to Dolibarr but so far it’s proved perfect for what I needed it to do. It also has billing and financial tracking capabilities – I use alternative solutions for this at the moment, but will see how easy these are to integrate later in the year.