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Home working update for July

Home working update, July 2014Our compilation of browseworthy posts from the last month or so has gone out to subscribers this morning.

Here’s what’s in the latest home working update:

Firstly, congratulations to coach Susan Tomlinson who has written a record-breaking post!

In Food for energy, Susan reveals what she eats in a typical home working day to keep up her energy levels, and shares a couple of healthy eating cookbooks. Her post was the most popular on the blog for three weeks on the trot, something that’s never happened before.

Susan can bask in being a much-read author, but no doubt we’ve all experienced a less pleasant feeling when someone unsubscribes from our mailing list. It can be hard not to take it personally, but in How do you feel when someone unsubscribes? the experts tell us the unsubscribes are actually doing us a big favour. And suggest that maybe you should also consider deleting a few subscribers yourself!

No matter how happy we are with our own company, every home worker needs to meet other people to avoid getting stale and demotivated. Sharon Jackson of Bay Web Designs decided that Starting a Jelly Group was the best way for her to get out of her Morecambe home office and help other home workers and freelancers at the same time. She explains how she set up the cleverly named Sand & Castle Jelly in a coffee shop in Lancaster.

We’re enjoying partnering with specialist business insurance broker Policybee, as they have such an individual take on what can be a very dry and difficult subject. Many home workers approach insurance with apprehension, but Policybee give it a welcome touch of humanity and humour. For example, did you know that you don’t really need professional indemnity insurance?

I wrote In praise of our guest bloggers to acknowledge the valuable contribution you make in sharing experiences and information we just don’t have. So if you’ve ever shared a photo, taken part in an interview, or written a guest post for us, please read it and know how much we appreciate you. We continue to share your posts long after publication date, and love to hear about the contacts you’ve made through them.

You would be amazed how much inspiration you provide for our readers, so don’t hesitate to get in touch if you’d like to share your story or have an idea for a post. And if you’d like to get our regular home working update, sign up in the box at the top of the sidebar.

Silly season is upon us, so enjoy your holidays, summer slowdowns or whatever you have planned for August. As for us, we have big plans cooking here, which we’ll reveal soon 🙂

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