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I’ve been struggling recently with a whole series of questions about how I spend my time. Is it better for me to do things myself, or to pay for someone else to do them? Which comes back to the question of the value of my time.

Now, at the moment, what income I am making is fairly minimal, so from that point of view my time is a free resource that I can use for whatever activity this is. But on the other hand I have big plans to build my author business and develop more, which requires alot of time at the beginning to get the first books written and ready for launch. So anything extra I do takes away from my time working on those and delays what I can release.

There are various calculators for working out an hourly rate for freelancers, but none of them seem to be relevant to me at the moment. So I’m stuck wondering every day what the best use of my time is. And while I try to spend as much time as I can writing and editing the books I’m planning to publish this year, I’m not making as much progress as I had hoped. Though I am making progress. I knew the plans I had made for this year were ambitious, and I am achieving more writing than I have in the previous two years, so I can’t complain too much really.

What do you think your time is worth?

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