Monday, July 9, 2007

Frugal Freelancing

I've spent the last few months preparing for the start of my freelancing career. I've always been a writer, but never really, truly believed there could be pay for my words. Brand new, sturdy, knotty pine, handmade (thanks handsome and handy husband) bookcases now stand in my office. Books and magazines are exactly where I can find them - with some immediacy, even.

My office is perfection. The color palette is soft blue and blush rose. There are windows to my left and right. Fresh coffee is fifty feet away. Parking is on street, but traffic is minimal. My morning commute is about 10 seconds. That's right, I work at home.

Overhead costs are low for my line of work, but the pay is also sporadic. With back-to-school sales imminent, I'll be deviating from the kids' school supplies lists - just a bit.

My list tends to run parallel with theirs -

  • Pencils
  • Pens
  • Staples
  • Highlighters
  • Pocket Folders
  • 3 Ring Binders
  • Paper

Other places I shop for office supplies -

  • Yard Sales
  • Thrift Shops
  • Goodwill
  • Surplus Stores

September isn't that far away, start stocking up now.

2 comments:

April said...

Hello! :) Office supplies, my most favourite thing in the world. The Dollar Store is good for a lot of things. I love my highlighters. I use 4-5 different colours. Heh..
My binder count is getting a little out of control, but it keeps me organized :)
Look forward to reading more from you.

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