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Thursday, October 05, 2017

Be Productive - 5 Tips On How To Manage Your Time While Freelancing

Welcome to the world of freelancers! Gone are those days, when you had to run to the office and work for 9 hours. There are many people in the world, who are doing freelance jobs and they are earning enough to support their family and fulfill their personal needs. There are few people, who are doing a fulltime job and handling self-employed work. Freelance management is critical here. If you are a copywriter, you have to abide by the deadlines of the clients. Today, we have covered some time management strategies for you. You can earn a fortune by freelancing, but you need to prioritize and manage your time. This post will help you to understand the basics on how to manage your time while freelancing.

The 5 Golden Tips 

These are the 5 tips on how to plan your time productively. If you follow these golden tips, you will be able to earn more and not add additional stress to your life. These time tracking tips have worked for many people.

1. Bid Adieu to Distractions

If you wish to focus on the important projects, you have to say goodbye to social media sites while working. Switching off your phone and not checking your social media updates will be helpful. Get rid of the distractions such as Gmail, Skype, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and even WhatsApp. You do not have to check every update. The world will not come to an end if you do not check your phone for a while. Not everything in life is urgent, and you need to save your quick responses. Turn off your phone and concentrate on your work.

2.  Take a break in between

Take short breaks in between. You can take 5 minutes break after every 30 minutes. You do not have to sit for an hour because that hour will not be as productive as those 30 minutes. You can take the five minutes break for a quick cup of green tea or having a warm cup of coffee. Stretch some and maybe dancing on your favorite song because your mind needs this five-minute break.

3. Learn to say NO
Life is not about pleasing other people. Firstly, you need to get rid of people, who are constantly distracting you. If they have made plans or they wish to talk to you, just learn to say NO. What are your priorities? Take your freelance work as a 9 to 5 job. If your mom is standing next to you or your friend is regularly calling you, tell them you are busy, and the work is important. I am sure that they will learn to respect your time and work. Freelancers are not people, who have a lot of time on hand. They may have more work than an office going person. They may have to work at 3 A.M of the morning to finish an important assignment.

4. Treat it like a FULL-TIME JOB 

As I said, treat your freelance job as a full-time job. You are getting paid for the work, and it is important for the client. Your client should be your first priority because they trust you and hand over the work to you. We have a great idea! Wake up in the morning, brew some coffee, shower and get ready like you are going to office. Make a workspace in your home which includes a table, chair, and your laptop. Dress up for the freelance job and take it seriously. Set up hours in the day when you will be working. You need to understand that time management system is important.

5. Create Realistic Deadlines And Take Up Work That You Can Handle

You take too many projects, and now you have no idea how to complete it! It happens with me all the time. You need to create a realistic deadline. As a freelancer, you would love to take as much work to earn more but finish what is on your plate first. Take up as much work that you can handle. Do not take up projects that you will not be able to finish within the deadline. You have your entire life to earn money. If you take too many projects and tell the clients that you will finish it in a day, there are chances you will feel the pressure in your head. Do not take too much of stress! Do not put a strain on your head because a human mind cannot take much pressure.

6.  Words From The Wise

If you find yourself struggling to finish the works within the deadline, it is time to use the above-mentioned strategies. This post is for all the freelancers, who are finding it difficult to come up with the projects. Once you learn an art of time keeping, nobody will be able to stop you from earning a fortune. There are freelancers, who are making thousands of dollars by sitting at home and writing. Just so you know, this is serious work that the freelancers do. People feel that freelancers have too much free time, but it is not true. They are busy creating masterpieces for their clients from all over the world. As a freelancer, I have heard a lot of comments, but at the end of the day, I get my fat paycheque which gives a boost to my ego. Do the comments of people bother me? The answer is a resounding NO!

Author Bio
Jeremy Raynolds is a Self-Employed Content Writer, who writes academic content. He possesses a Master’s degree in English Literature. He did a diploma course in Spanish, and since 2016, he has been teaching the subject to online students. His interests include photography, composing poems and songs.

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