Time management is a really hot topic among freelancers so in today’s video I’ll outline a few key benefits of time tracking. I use Toggl for that purpose but there are quite a few apps out there. Try several tools and choose the best to your liking. Watch the video or read the transcript below to learn three ways how time tracking will aid your freelance success.
How to Develop Accurate Time Estimation Skills and Why You Need to
As a freelancer, you know how important good time management skills are for your success. I hope by now you have put into practice the time management tips I have shared across the blog. Today I’ll lift the veil on another side of time management – why accurate time estimation matters for your freelance success and more importantly, how to develop the needed skills.
First off, let’s define what time estimation is.
Why You Need a Computer File Organization System
It’s no secret to freelancers that decluttering your work space can do wonders for your productivity. Why then so many of us neglect the state of our computer files? You can have the tidiest work space on earth but if you cannot find easily anything on your device at any given moment, your work will still suffer.
Here are four reasons why every freelancer needs to use a computer file organization system.
Don’t Let Your Email Get the Best of You
Recently I came back from a long trip abroad and I realized I have hundreds of starred emails to attend to. Those were readers’ questions, inquiries from prospective clients, comments on my blog or group discussions I take part in, and so on.
See, when I get an email, I usually check it out and do one of three things. It takes time to look through a prospect’s website and send them a proposal based on their initial email.
The Big Picture of Yearly Time Management
Let’s talk about the big picture of time management. Did you set your SMART goals for 2015 yet? Do you already use a tool to manage your time on a daily and weekly basis? Congratulations, if you do – my work is done then! (Just kidding, read on!)
Many people do set goals and do use time management programs like Google calendar and still fail to make significant progress throughout the year. You know why?