I guess I may as well just start by jumping in with it all rather than standing back.
I'm interested in hearing from you all about how you manage your clients and your workload.
I really enjoy what I do and the freedom far outweighs many of the challenges, but I have been finding of late that working for yourself seems to equate to working 7 days.
Today I had a client ask me to do a task, fairly straight forward but he expects it done by tomorrow (Saturday). I said that's cool, but upon reflection, it seems that I have started to blend all my work days into one week, and it seems like I've subconsciously made myself available 24/7.
I won't add on a penalty fee to do the project, but I know if I was working for business in my old corporate life they certainly would have made a fuss and added on a 20% or more fee to the project.
Do you find your work week runs over the 7 day week rather than the traditional 5 day work week?
Maybe it's just a sign of the times. Maybe I'm just getting old and grumpy.