If you are a busy freelancer and you are having trouble when it comes to handling your freelance online jobs at home, this article is going to help you a lot. Any successful freelancer would tell you that sometimes the number of works and contracts they are supposed to do are too much to handle to the point where they are not even sure if they can finish all of them on time. Working hard and taking on a lot of projects is not a bad thing by itself, the bad thing can be not being able to finish the job on time and losing your customer which can be resulted in your income getting less and less everyday and losing your credibility.
Losing customers is always unpleasant for everyone. If you follow the following tips you will be able to handle your busy days more effectively.
1. Get up early every morning and make a “to do” list for that day:
If you are being bombarded with tasks and projects, the best way to handle all of them and make yourself able to focus on some specific tasks which you need to do that day is to make a to-do list, his way your brain won’t be distracted buy all the other tasks and will be able to completely focus on each day’s tasks.
2. Do one thing with complete focus and then go to the next one:
A lot of people think they are multi-taskers and are able to handle a variety of tasks at the same time, but the truth is even if that is true , they won’t be able to complete all the tasks with the precision they need. So you should try your best to focus on one task at a time and don’t even think about the next task until the current task is done. You can always set a time limit for each task too.
3. Know that it is okay to be distracted a little, but always try to separate your distractions from your current task:
We all know if we are freelancers and are taking on a lot of jobs , it is very possible for us to get calls from our customers during the day and get distracted. It sounds unavoidable, right?
In this situation always try to stay calm and just like the thing about focusing on one task which we talked about before , listen to your customer completely and communicate with them since being a good listener is always a very important part of communication. This way you will be able to both listen to a customer and fulfill anything they might be asking you and get back to your project in peace after that.
If you follow these tips you can be sure that you will be able to handle multiple tasks and probable distractions and interruptions better, but please remember it can never be perfect and nothing is. The important thing as a freelancer is to be able to handle different situations, whether it is being bombarded with multiple tasks for several days or having to deal with tough customer. Now you know how you can handle your freelance online jobs at home.
Also see: “Useful Freelancing Tips for Beginners“