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7 Tips to freelancers to be more productive

As we already know, the freedom that this type of work could have brings its responsibilities. Sometimes we can get distracted and not meet the objectives and work deliveries. If we fail to organize our time and prioritize the tasks that we must perform, we may not be able to work as a freelance and fulfill the dream of becoming a digital nomad.

For this we want to give you a couple of tips to optimize your work as a digital freelancer.

Define your hours

As we mentioned before, the freedom that freelancers have is sometimes a double-edged sword if minimum work periods are not defined. Sometimes projects can be postponed until the final delivery date without having made further progress. That is why it is important that you define work schedules every day to meet the objectives and not rush at the last minute. It is important that you remember that “small steps, little by little, become one giant”.

Record your tasks

For a freelancer it must be important to learn a little about project management, separating the tasks by projects, defining deadlines and having a step by step of what must be done, will be a key element for you to achieve success as a freelancer. There are a wide variety of project management tools, many of them with free versions that you can use to better organize your time. For basic tasks, a list of simple tasks that you can perform in Google Tasks is recommended. For more complex projects you can use tools like Click Up, Asana or Monday. These in the best of cases, the free plans are more than enough if you do not handle a very high volume of projects and tasks.

Use the pomodoro technique

The pomodoro time management technique helps you execute tasks in blocks of 25 minutes on and 5 minutes off; this with the aim of focusing all your attention on each task and thus avoiding multitasking and increasing productivity levels. Put your brain in airplane mode in order to dedicate yourself to the task that you propose to carry out in said period of time.

Delegate

It is super important to know how to identify and recognize when time is no longer enough for you and you must delegate. This will avoid delays in the deliveries of your clients’ projects. You can always find someone to give you a hand in your projects. If you don’t have anyone, remember that at Waco Hub you can find and hire other freelancers who can help you with those tasks that you cannot manage due to lack of time.

Disconnect

One of the things that can help you improve your concentration is to put aside distractions such as social networks. Avoid entering WhatsApp, Facebook, Tiktok, etc. In short, putting your cell phone in airplane mode at a considerable distance can help increase your performance by 500%, without exaggerating!

Create an appropriate environment

Before starting work, make sure you have a clean and tidy space as much as possible, this will help you generate mental clarity. Some type of background music may help you focus better. However, if you think that a good playlist can help you focus, don’t hesitate to hit play.

Video game companies usually include ambient music in their developments, since it helps create an atmosphere for the player that engages and envelops them in the game. This same principle could be applied when working.

Refresh yourself and refresh your mind

At the end of the daily work day that you have defined, it is recommended that you reward yourself for your efforts. In this way you manage to maintain motivation over time. Remember that all that hard work pays off.

Remember to apply these simple but powerful tips in your day to day, and although productivity depends on various factors, if you put them into practice you will notice the difference.

If you want to optimize your work and be more productive as a freelancer, we invite you to register for free here on the first 360 platform for digital nomads by clicking here. And don’t miss our digital content on social networks or our Waco Blog and be part of our freelancers community.

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