Posts tagged with ‘productivity’

  • Pros and Cons of Multitasking for Freelancers

    By Jennifer Mattern on February 4, 2014
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    Multitasking. It's awesome. It's evil. It will make you more productive. It will make you less productive. It will make you more successful. It will destroy your business. What's the truth when it comes to multitasking in your freelance writing business? The truth is, it depends. Should You Multitask? It depends on what kinds of tasks you're talking about. For […]
  • What Gets You Through a Long Day of Writing?

    By Jennifer Mattern on June 12, 2013
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    There are some days when I really don't feel like writing. But the work has to be finished anyway. Sometimes I plug away and get through the day on sheer will. Sometimes it's more of a struggle and all I can think about is making it to quitting time. Fortunately these long, exhausting days aren't the norm. Maybe I committed […]
  • How Freelance Writers Can Be Productive With Finances

    By LaToya Irby on March 25, 2013
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    Writing is actually one of the easier parts of freelancing writing. Maybe it's like that with all craft-turned-businesses. The tougher parts of being a professional freelance writer can be things like finding clients, having a steady stream of ideas, and managing the finances. Because I’m no fan of mulling over finances for hours, there are some things I do to […]
  • How Word Count Trackers Can Make You More Productive

    By Jennifer Mattern on March 20, 2013
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    I'm a big fan of any tool that can help me get more work finished in less time. One tool freelance writers might not think to use is a word count tracker. (By the way, we offer two free word count trackers here for our readers.) But word count trackers are more for authors, right? Sure. They're great for tracking […]
  • Weekend Reading: Productivity

    By Jennifer Mattern on March 15, 2013
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    Each week we look at a specific issue facing freelance writers. This week let's look at productivity -- how you can improve yours, get more work done each day, have more time for yourself, and make more money in the process. I make it no secret that productivity plays a big role in my own freelance writing business. Focusing on […]
  • 5 Tips for Becoming a Happier and More Productive Freelance Writer

    By Jennifer Mattern on March 13, 2013
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    It's one thing to enjoy the freedom freelance writing offers. But sometimes we still get overwhelmed. Deadlines loom, payments might seem to take forever, and our to-do lists could occupy a mile-long scroll. Fortunately there are some things you can do to make yourself more productive than ever, and even happier in your freelance writing work. Here are five tips […]
  • Get Productive and Increase Your Writing Income

    By Angela Booth on March 12, 2013
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    The freelance life is complicated. You can get to the end of what seemed like a productive day, and realize that you achieved nothing of major importance. Deadlines are looming, you're not making as much money as you feel you should be making, and you wonder what you're doing wrong. Professional writing used to be much simpler. You got clients, […]
  • Gamification: Make Freelance Writing More Fun

    By Jennifer Mattern on February 26, 2013
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    In the comments on our recent post about loving your work, Anne Wayman mentioned that she might try to turn some of her marketing into a game. That's something I try to do with my daily work as much as possible too. So I thought it might be fun to look at gamification and how you can gamify your freelance […]
  • 5 Time Management Tools for Freelance Writers

    By Jennifer Mattern on December 8, 2012
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    As a freelance writer do you ever feel like you aren't working to your full potential -- that you could get more work done if you could just eliminate some distractions and improve your productivity a bit? Fortunately there are plenty of time management tools that can help you do that. Today I'd like to share some of my favorite […]
  • 7 Ways to Double What You Get Done Each Day

    By Jennifer Mattern on May 16, 2012
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    Very little hurts a freelance writing business as much as poor productivity. For example, if you feel too overwhelmed with client work, you might run out of time to seek out new clients (leading to a later lack of work). Or you might get so caught up in writing that you neglect important administrative duties. Or you might just work […]