The 2012 Freelance Industry Report, which surveyed 1,491 freelancers in more than 50 different fields and professions, found that 14% of respondents listed "being your own boss" as the top freelancing benefit.

But, for web writers, this perk is also one of the most difficult things about freelancing. Without a boss looking over your shoulder, monitoring your productivity, you have to hold yourself accountable.

Accountability is an issue I’ve had to overcome. In fact, it’s still something I have to practice. But, here are the three tips that have helped me the most:

Who Voted for this Story


Written by tiroberts
1076 days ago

This is a great article Christina! I found it on I especially agree with your tips about sticking to a set schedule and working from a to-do-list. This is exactly what I've been implementing in my business.

I do several different things online, including running my traffic generation blog, attending online classes, as well as working my part-time job. So, it's vital that I work from a set schedule. I schedule my time in 3 to 4 hour blocks. I also make a to-do list to follow w/in those specific time blocks. This helps me to stay on task and on schedule.

Thanks so much for sharing this information with us. I appreciate it!


Written by AWAI
1075 days ago

So glad you enjoyed Christina's tips! I've also found that using a timer, helps to keep me on track.

Thanks for your comment, Holly

Log in to comment or register here.

Three Key Voluntary Policies for Women

Today 4 in 10 women are the sole or primary breadwinners for their families,¹ and they do more than twice the amount …

Jenn Herman @jennherman31 is All About Social Media

She may work as a full-time director of marketing by day. But in her spare time, Jenn Herman likes teaching small … More
Editor's Picks

Have you tried BizSugar's new video posting feature?
Did you know you can now post video on BizSugar?
Post your small business video to BizSugar today!
It's time to up your game with video on BizSugar!