In honor of National Show and Tell at Work Day, I’m giving you the inside look at an average day as a freelance copywriter. Now, of course, the truth is that there really is no average day, but I looked at my schedule and picked one ahead of time that most fit the bill. Here’s a day in the life of a freelance copywriter, branding advisor, blogger, and oboe teacher.
7:00 | Sleep is essential for me and I insist on getting at least nine solid hours of sleep every night. I’m a morning person, so I always wake up promptly with my alarm and get right to work checking overnight messages on my Fiverr app and, of course, entering LuLaRoe giveaways on Facebook.
7:20 | I move the work session to my ‘office’ on the couch with my laptop along with oatmeal and coffee for breakfast. It’s time to respond to lengthier messages, check my task book for the day, deliver a quick revision for an espresso bean description, send offers out for buyer requests, and start on my first description of the day. Of course, the first thing I do is open my Spotify Discover playlist, which literally plays all day, with the perfect mashup of indie, folk, americana, bluegrass, pop, and orchestral tracks.
8:30 | I had no idea it got so icy overnight, so I rush out to defrost my car and head over to my workout class, which is exclusively patronized by amazingly strong retired women.
10:15 | I’m back on my computer to answer the never-ending barrage of messages, reschedule with an oboe student, adjust my bullet journal task list, and finally start doing actual work! I deliver descriptions for a luxury bar soap for dogs and a drawing grid system for beginning artists.
11:40 | Time for a shower! I live in comfy LuLaRoe clothes now so it always feels like pajamas and who needs makeup?
12:00 | Putting my creative brain to work a little bit, I write up my blog post for the day and draft a few Facebook posts for a LuLaRoe consultant that I do virtual assistant work for. My help is paid back in free clothes and it’s the best gig in the world!
1:00 | Leftover baked sweet potatoes, havarti cheese, steamed kale, and halved cherry tomatoes get microwaved up for lunch and I eat back on the couch – my favorite place, while I watch the first half of an episode of Travelers on Netflix. The postman shows up with a big bag of coffee from a customer and several LuLaRoe goodies for me!
1:30 | The range of items that I get to write descriptions for is seriously astounding. Next up on my writing list are five designer fur coats, each valued around $1,000.
2:00 | Thursday is usually my sweep and vacuum chore day, but I was substitute teaching band at the high school so it simply didn’t happen. It is seriously gross how dirty things get over the course of a week! It’s also time to swap out bed sheets, enjoy a giant honeycrisp apple and cookie butter for a snack, and test my fancy new coffee while I finish the rest of my Travelers episode.
3:20 | I wrote a description for the artisan coffee earlier this week and they sent a bag for me to try, so it’s time to go back and tweak some of the cupping notes after my personal tasting session! This job has the best perks.
3:30 | Eric gets home from work and we chat about the day while I work on slogans, branding concepts, and logo designs for a dental clinic in Greenwich Village, NY.
5:00 | The secret to my daily blogging success is planning and preparation. I write two upcoming blog posts, push off two writing small tasks to tomorrow in my bullet journal, and answer more messages. Seriously, the inbox chore is endless!
5:30 | My day is complete! I spend the rest of my evening with a quick practice session on my oboe, lots of Netflix, and a delicious dinner with hubs. As always, enjoy happy holidays!