In fact, sometimes we freelancers make life too busy. If your freelancing life has become too much for you, it may be time to simplify your life and your freelancing business as well.
Do you think this is you? Check the signs below to find out.
My email inbox can get a little hairy. I’ve got messages coming in from clients that I can’t afford to miss. I’ve got emails coming in from other freelancers who I need to coordinate with on projects which, if I don’t get to, I might mess up an entire project. And I’ve got hundreds of other emails that, while they don’t immediately impact my work, do need to be dealt with in some way or another. But if I spent all the time I needed to on responding to the emails I receive, I wouldn’t have any time left for client work in the first place!
I’ve taken some pretty extreme measures to help me manage my email better. I use Gmail, so I have filters set up that organize my emails before I ever see them. I’ve written out my priorities so that I don’t get sucked into handling email for hours on end. And I have templates for my out-going emails.
Posted October 9, 2011 in Productivity
I also believe that, as humans, our bodies are capable of doing a lot more than we allow them to. I believe that being able to “hack” your body to make you more productive can mean the difference in you becoming rich as a freelancer, or not. I have been researching ways to become more productive in the past few months. I have also implemented a lot of what I’ve studied. I have been able to increase my income significantly month after month by using some very simple techniques.
The reality is that we freelancers get paid for our time, so it is important to make use of every productivity technique that we can find.
This article lists seven ways you can bump your productivity and start earning more as a writer. But first, I’ll share my story.
Of course, there are many variables behind a successful freelancing career.
Talent and skill definitely do count for something as does providing good customer service. However, I’m convinced that a key characteristic of many successful freelancers is their positive attitude.
A good attitude can help to carry you through a lot of tricky freelancing situations. The right attitude can help you effectively deal with difficult people. Simply put, the right attitude can keep you from giving up when freelancing gets tough.
In this post, I’ll share some examples of situations where attitude makes a difference. I’ll also discuss how you can cultivate a good attitude. Finally, I’ll invite you to share your own thoughts on the difference attitude makes in your own freelancing business.
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