Getting Things Done
We all want to be more productive. Getting home an hour earlier or making more money per week are dependent on our productivity. Without a boss keeping an eye on us we need some tricks to keep us away from distractions, like TV, and at our desk on task!
There are numerous strategies to employ that will boost your productivity: learn to manage your time efficiently, put business systems in place, plan and prioritize your tasks, work in bursts, meet deadlines, and just simply get more done. Following are numerous articles here on FreelanceSwitch that offer high quality tips on how to manage your productivity as a professional freelancer.
Even the simplest of jobs require project management. Big projects can be overwhelming and intimidating. Getting organized and setting up a clear workflow will give you the confidence you need to complete your projects to client expectations reliably. This article will help you stay on top of your projects and keep your clients happy.
Distractions are rampant for any freelancer, and they are the enemy of flow and efficiency. Happily our productivity guru, Leo, has lots of ways to keep you on the straight and narrow.
We all have projects we just wish would go away. This article will help you accomplish projects quickly and easily, so you can move on to something a little bit more fun.
Here’s an observation: often the smartest people are the laziest ones. They’re always looking for ways to get out of work or make their workflow easier. Sounds too good to be true? Well, these tips actually make sense, so if you’re a lazy one (aren’t we all?) then read this article!
Are you the victim of time and energy drains — things in your life that drain away your energy and your time without you really thinking about it? In order to minimize these drains, you first need to identify them. Do you while away your working hours by accomplishing practically nothing? Well then this article is for you.
If you’ve been chucking a lot of all-nighters recently then this is the article for you. With a few simple habits you can keep your deadlines under control and meet them effortlessly. Clients everywhere breath a sigh of relief!
Every person is most productive at certain times of day and least productive at others. If you’ve assumed you’ve already figured out when those times are for you, then you may need to reconsider your workday. After taking your productivity for a test drive, you can learn to leverage your optimal working time better, and create a more productive day.
Freelancing is often a juggling act. Not only are you working on several different projects at any given time, but you’ve probably also got projects that are all at various stages of development. It’s important to consider some factors for determining priority, evaluate all your current projects regularly, and consider your optimal workflow to determine the best plan for what to work on next.
Have you ever spent an hour in email and still had a full inbox? Have you ever sat in a meeting and left without knowing exactly what was accomplished? one simple change can turn unproductive time into very productive time: put all your focus on actions. By ruthlessly focusing on actions, you can do more without wasting time.
The principle is that if you don’t know where you’re going, you’re not going to get there. GTS is a relatively easy way to kickstart a project. That is, by realizing the source of your procrastination and doing something about it.
For those who are overwhelmed by a schedule, and would like to take a more open approach, try minimalist time management. It involves keeping your day wide open, focusing on a small number of tasks you’d like to accomplish today, doing them one at a time, and prioritizing your tasks in the moment.
Freelancers face a unique set of productivity challenges, often very different from the challenges faced by regular employees. As such, it’s time we looked at the best productivity tips for us freelancers. From this large list, pick and choose those that will work best in your freelance situation.