For many freelancers, especially those just starting out, the tasks can be daunting. Upwork helps clients connect with freelancers to find jobs that work for them. However, once a new job is taken on it can be difficult to manage all the parts that go into it.
A to-do list is an effective tool to manage what was once a dauntingly large project and turn it into a success.
Upwork provides some tips on the most effective ways to manage your to-do list:
Write things down! Even if one can keep all tasks subdivided and organized mentally, it’s far too strenuous to have the weight of that many things to do and stay focused on the task at hand.
Another extremely helpful one is to define the priority of each thing to do. Highest priority? Do it first thing in the morning when focus and energy levels are highest. Not only does that small tip make you a most effective at that time of day, giving tasks priority levels can help when emergencies come up. Knowing in what order you should do things is paramount when it comes to deadlines.
Organizing tasks that need to be done into similar tasks is also helpful. From making all your phone calls at once to doing all your dishes at once, there is no need to make simple tasks draw out.
It’s important to keep evaluating the to-do list in order to make sure all that needs to be done is still in the right order and in correct priority.
Another good concept from Upwork to make you the most productive freelancer is to keep all tasks in one place. Too many projects scattered across too many applications can leave you wasting time hunting down all the things that were meant to be done.
Stay organized and the task mountain will get chipped away!