One of the biggest challenges self-employed writers, editors, bloggers or other freelancers face is how to make the best use of your time. If you’re a one-person shop, you’re responsible for marketing and sales (pitches and contract negotiations), creative (research, reporting, writing, editing), billing (sending invoices), collections, and promotions (Twitter, Facebook et al). Not only do you have to figure out how to divide your time to cover all those aspects of running a business, you also have to resist giving into to a myriad of potential distractions– after all, you can’t exactly turn off email and Twitter if you use both for work, right?
There’s no one-size-fits-all advice sheet for time management, but a good starting point is to review whether your current activity is what’s needed for you to achieve the milestone you’ve set.
Some of the time management tips are as follows:
Turn of distraction:
Disconnect the phone. Don’t check your email. Log off Facebook. Don’t answer the doorbell. If you absolutely must stay online, close all but one tab on your browser. I use a Chrome extension called StayFocusd to limit the number of minutes I can spend during work hours on sites like Facebook and Pinterest where I like to goof off.
Give yourself brakes:
Set an egg timer or an online timer for 30 minutes or another specific period of time and don’t do anything but write. Give yourself a short break, then set it again, and again until you finished what you’re doing.
Write in a focused environment:
Some writers get up early or work late, so they can write without interruption. Friday afternoons are great for writing— if you still have energy after almost an entire work week— because everyone who’d normally be calling, emailing or texting is trying to wrap up work and head out the door for the weekend. The some’s true of any day before a three-day weekend or holidays.
Write the hardest part first:
Some writers call this“eating the frog.” Pick the one thing you’re dreading and do it first– getting it out of the way can be enough of a psychological boost to carry you through the rest of the day.
Get your words down first:
This is the most common piece of time management advice I give writers who I work with. Make writing the first thing you do when you get up. Having your words down on paper before the rest of the world starts making demands of you is a hugely powerful feeling
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