Rolling Remote with Keisha Singleton

Keisha is a full-time mama and freelancer; working with clients to supply the right type of written content for their business or social media profiles. She runs her business, Craft Content Solutions, while also keeping up with her busy daughter and family in Brisbane.

Keisha aims for balance between her work and her personal life, often pausing for a workout break during her day to stay sharp. Though her daughter is sometimes an in-office “co-worker,” her daycare schedule allows Keisha to focus on her own goals, too. “I usually take a gym class on my break,” Keisha shared with Remoter. “Before my daughter was in daycare, I would often be typing with one hand whilst holding my daughter and breastfeeding with the other!”

Learn more about Keisha’s setup below, including her book suggestion for keeping the creative spark alive in your work.

Quick-fire profile

How many years have you worked remotely? 3

Where are you based? 

I am based in Brisbane, but I have worked while traveling in London, Paris, and Thailand!

Where do you spend most of your remote work hours? In my home office

Are you most productive in the morning or at night? Morning

Coffee or tea? Coffee

Keisha’s home office setup and decor

What type of desk do you use?  Whatever’s available at the local coffee shop or co-working space

What type of chair do you use while at work? A blush velvet occasional chair

What features do you like most about your work space?  “It is an expression of me – rather than sitting in a boring, bland office with a couple of photos to try to give it some identity, I sit at home, surrounded by the artwork and decor that inspires me.”

Do you share your work space with anyone? Tell us about them! Yes! My husband, toddler, and chihuahua. However, twice a week my daughter is in day-care and my husband at work so it’s just my dog and I.

toddler sitting with laptop
Keisha’s daughter, hard at work. | Photo submitted by Keisha Singleton

Remote work pros and cons: Keisha’s take

What are the biggest pros and cons of remote work for you?

Pros: Schedule flexibility, travel flexibility, more focus, a better work-life balance, and better work culture

Cons: Clear communication, feeling isolated or less connected with colleagues, and fighting the stigma of not working as hard as non-remote peers

Working from home tips and tricks

What software technologies do you use on a regular basis? AsanaGSuite

What habit allows you to be more productive during the day? Scheduling and goal-setting

What are the 3 items you can’t live without while working remotely? (If you have a brand you love, please name them!)

My organizational planner – which has sections for meetings, notes and to-dos.

A big enough bag to fit my laptop and supplies in for when I want to work outside of the home.

A great book to keep me inspired! (Keisha recommends The Art of Creative Thinking by Rod Judkins.)

Answers have been lightly edited and links were added.

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