Managing a team of telecommuters or remote freelancers may sound easy — after all, you don’t have to deal with them as frequently or as personally as employees who work out of the same office as you. But if you’ve ever actually managed an off-site team, you probably know that it can quickly become more trouble than managing on-site employees if you aren’t careful. These five tips for keeping people on-task when you’re off-site will make remote management that much easier. [Click Here to Read More...]
Posted April 9, 2012 in Productivity
And if all of this background noise weren’t enough, there’s also the distractions inherent to working online: websurfing, social media, email, online games, and so on.
Does all this sound familiar?
It should. This is just a typical day at the office for many freelancers.
With all of these distractions going on, how can a busy freelancer make sure to get everything done?
In this post, I share over twelve easy ways to stay focused and stay on task.
Some people hate them, other people love them. Software companies have even created apps to make keeping them easier.
I’m talking about To Do lists, of course. When used properly, they can really help you to manage your time.
Freelancers are busy people. There’s no doubt about it. Discussions of time management are always among the most popular topics here at Freelance Folder. That’s why today I’m going to share a very simple time management To Do list technique that I use myself.
Most days I face a challenging to-do list with more tasks on it than I could possibly accomplish. That’s why I make it my mission to work as quickly and efficiently as possible.
The alternative, working extra hours or missing a deadline, is just not acceptable.
Of course, a mountain of self-help books, blogs, videos, and other materials already exists to help us learn to manage our time more effectively. The trouble is, like most freelancers, I just don’t have enough time to go through all those resources.
In this post, I pulled together some of the quickest and easiest time save hacks that you should be able to use right away. If you’re looking for even more time saving tips, you can find some more here.
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