I never thought burn out could happen to me, but I am thisclose to fizzling out like a candle on its last leg. September has been the busiest but most profitable month of my entire life. I’ve already made about $7700 and am keeping my expenses around 15%. I now run the advertising for around 60 blogs, have 4-5 staff writing positions at any given time, and am still posting daily at Budgeting in the Fun Stuff. What I haven’t mastered is where to draw my lines.
As I may have mentioned before, I spend at least 4-5 hours a day on answering emails. I spend another couple on blogging and trying to stay in contact with all of my blogging buddies. The last hours of my day are spent on catching up with freelancing tasks like commenting for cash or staff writing. I quit my day job but am still working 60-70 hours a week.
I am now feeling all of that. Before I burn out completely, I am taking a step back and seeing what I like, what I should keep, and what I can give up. I am thinking of just concentrating on all of that advertising and running my favorite two blogs. I’ll be keeping all of the staff writing positions too as long as I can since I like the side income. I will probably be giving up all of my other freelance tasks over the next few months. By the end of the year, I hope to be netting $5000 a month by only doing what I enjoy. We’ll see.
Are you feeling burnt out lately? How are you fighting back?