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How To Take A Christmas Break When You Have To Stay Online

It’s tough when you work for yourself – you’re never really offline, even during holiday periods. When everyone else is taking time off to celebrate, rest and reset over the Christmas break, you’re often still hard at work. But remember – if you run your own business or freelance, there’s nothing like that freedom. You can choose to work or not over Christmas, but if you choose to, or have to because your clients require it, here are some tips for you.

How To Take A Christmas Break When You Have To Stay Online

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How to go on maternity leave when you’re a freelancer

Freelance life is the best. I may be biased, but it’s definitely enabled me to have a richer family life, a more balanced view of the future and it’s put work into perspective. I’d much rather be able to take my two year-old son to his swimming lesson at 9.30am on a Tuesday and then work for an extra hour in the evening at home, than work overtime for an employer in an office in the city. I love my clients, I love working from home, and I love social media. It’s a match made in heaven.

But what happens when life forces you to take a break?

In my case, I’m having our second baby in March, and there’s no employer paying for my maternity leave. So here’s what I’m doing…

Maternity leave when you're a freelancer

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