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I’m sharing my day thanks to the creative, inclusive folks at ttcInnovations. A big “Thank You!” to them for the chance to participate and link up with other bloggers sharing sneak peeks into their days, too! Check them out here:
I’m an independent instructional designer and elearning consultant. Companies choose me as a vendor to design and develop elearning for them. I run my business from home, and this is a pretty normal day.
No two days are alike, so I broke tasks down by typical time of day and time spent.
I broke tasks into 8 categories:
Current Projects: I usually have 3 to 5 projects in different states of progress. One is always bubbling away on the front burner, one or two are simmering on the side burners, and one or two are waiting for client reviews or answers on the back burners. It’s a tasty range of e-learning goodness cooking on a very large stove.
Community: If it weren’t for the Articulate community, (especially the weekly Articulate #ELHChallenges!), I wouldn’t have been able to move into elearning so easily, and my work and visibility wouldn’t be what they are. Community helped me get here, and I can’t think of anything better than giving back to help others succeed.
Visibility: You can do great work, but if no one knows about it, what’s the point? Being visible and discoverable is key. I wrote about it in My 3-Step Formula for Finding Work as a Freelancer.
Reaching Out: Having a trusted circle of peers is a great source of support and technical expertise, and we reach out to each other regularly. Also, when people who know me from the community write and ask questions I do my best to answer.
Future Projects: Doing all that work to stay visible pays off when people seek me out to do work for them. Managing inquiries and narrowing them down to the clients, projects, and timelines that are the perfect fit is a job in itself – but worth it!
Check It Out!
I built a little interaction in Storyline so you can see how all of this comes together on the clock. See the details of my instructional design day right here!