6 Ways to Use Your Downtime as a Freelancer

Angela Tague
4 min readApr 19, 2024

When you’re caught up on your paid writing projects, and waiting for feedback or revision requests from your clients, what do you do? A PTO day can refresh your creativity if you’re feeling mentally exhausted.

But, if you’re focused and energetic, schedule a day to work on your number one business client: YOU.

I’m always surprised when I hear small business folks talk about fitting their business promotion, marketing and website updates in when they have time. That’s a haphazard approach. You need to regularly dedicate time to work on your business, not in it.

Next time you have a free afternoon, day or week, try polishing your business assets

What to Do As a Freelance Writer with Downtime

Over the years I’ve been asked in online chats and interviews how I make time for this blog, updating my website and marketing my writing services across multiple social media feeds.

I schedule it.

I treat my business as my number one client and give it attention each day. I do this to keep the pipeline of projects coming in and to keep my name top of mind with my readers, editors and clients.

1. Update your business website.



Angela Tague

Angela Tague writes marketing content for businesses and feature articles for magazines. Learn more at WebWritingAdvice.com.