In today’s fast and modern economy, a lot of people choose to (or are forced to) work as freelancers, rather than work for a company as an employee.
This so-called gig economy has benefited multiple companies and individuals, while others are still trying to find their footing in the ever-changing modern market. An important skill when working as a freelancer is time management. For some, it is an innate ability which gives them a great advantage over others. Those others need help learning how to manage their time.
Tech experts at Blink the Bee tell us something more about why this shift is not a bad thing, and how to find the right way to organize your time.
When it comes to time management, it is important to have a time period of at least one week in advance planned out. You can do it as the first thing on a Monday (if you follow the traditional work week), or at the end of the previous week.
In this way, you will be able to limit the amount of work you assign yourself, and in the end, you will be more successful at completing tasks you have finished. If you’ve worked as a freelancer for any duration of time, you should have a rough picture of how much you can do in a day or a week.
Your skill will, naturally, increase with time, so you will be able to take more work, but for starters, keep yourself in check.
Overestimate How Much a Task Will Take a Bit
When giving an estimate of how long it will take you to complete a task, give yourself some breathing space. Don’t tell them that you can do something in a day if it takes you exactly a day. You never know when something may go wrong with that project, or any other you may be working on at the time.
This way, if something does go wrong, you will have some time for that task, without compromising other tasks.
Get a Virtual Assistant
Managing multiple tasks and multiple clients can become overwhelming, especially if you take on a lot of them. However, there is a simple solution.
We all tend to have our phones on us at all times, so an app on the phone which tracks your tasks seems like an ideal fit.
However, many people dislike adding new apps which take up a lot of processing power (and these apps do, seeing that they update all the time). Well, most of us have Facebook’s Messenger app on those phones and use it daily. A great is a chatbot which is an integral part of the app and doesn’t interfere with the functionality of your phone, but it does keep you up to date.
Give Yourself Plenty of Free Time
What many people do wrong when they start doing freelance work is assuming that they will be able to use all of that free time they don’t have to commute as functional work time. However, the truth is far from it.
Realistically, you cannot expect yourself to work on a task actively and stay focused for long periods of time, most of us just aren’t wired that way. Instead, make sure that you have plenty of time to get up, stretch your legs, take a nap, or watch something; whatever helps you relax.
Once you return from your little break, you will have more oomph and you will be more eager to get the job done.
These tips aren’t universal and some of them might not suit you, but they are a great starting point for any new or struggling freelancer with time management problems. Experiment, and see what works for you.
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