For those who may not know, Upwork has been offering a great platform for those who freelance. When you sign up, they have a list of clients that are looking for specific types of jobs to be completed. For many, they will begin to arrange some kind of to-do-list to keep up with all of their tasks. There are a few things one can do to be more efficient and effective in their work. Here are some to consider:
When you look at your to-do list and have to find all of your tasks scattered in various places, you may have a problem. For many, we have a habit of sticking everything on paper notes, post-its, in emails, in to do list software and even project manager applications. When you do this you find yourself literally roaming all over looking for all your tasks in many different locations. The worst thing is that you don’t have a complete picture of what tasks to attack first on your list. Here are some reasons like this is a bad idea to begin with:
– When you are using several sources to track your tasks, it can be hard to keep up with them. You risk the chance that a task slips through the cracks without you even noticing it and it never gets done. The bad thing is that you won’t remember it until a client follows up and asks about the task at hand.
– Even if you find yourself keeping track of a tasks on various lists, you are still losing time. You will find yourself rummaging through all of your sources to make sure you completed the task, but now you’ve given yourself a lot of stress.
– Since you don’t have a collective view of your tasks, your work may not be accurate as this makes it impossible to estimate how much you have to get done. The last thing you want to do is not finish a task on time because you simply just didn’t see it.
Clients won’t be too happy when they never here from the freelancer that is unorganized and missed the task completely.
Find out more about Upwork: https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/odesk