Upwork helps freelancers that work in web development, design, customer service, accounting and others find clients to work for in an efficient way. Their website offers clients and freelancers a way to connect and work together remotely, which is cost and time efficient. A heavy workload requires a great to-do list if you want to stay on schedule, and Upwork has refined this process into some simple steps to get you started.
First, have a way to record your tasks throughout the day. This will help you stay productive on your task at hand. If you try to recall all of your to-dos at the end of the day, you may miss some and will have them distract you from your work.
Prepare a to-do list the night before you work. Mornings are important energy burst for high-priority or difficult tasks. Use your mornings for those things you need maximum energy for and your evenings to prepare for those tasks.
One list will keep you organized, while many lists will allow you to become scattered. Use an app or a pencil and paper to stay on track, but keep everything in one spot.
When you jot down your tasks, don’t forget to add a priority label to each task. This will help you prepare properly for the day.
Just like a priority label, time to complete the task and when you should start the task are great ways to distribute your workload and know what your day entails.
Get rid of tasks that make you feel overwhelmed or make you procrastinate. If you keep putting something off and it isn’t a high priority, decide if it is something you really have to do. If it is not a high priority, then delegate it to someone else while you work on more important tasks.
Batch your tasks such as phone calls together and you will feel like your day is passing by quicker. You will also notice that you are checking tasks off quicker, which will give you more motivation.
Staying productive is important when you work remotely. These tips from Upwork should keep you on track and help you enjoy a successful day.