Posts tagged with ‘time management’

  • How You Can be a More Prolific Writer – No Superpowers Needed

    By Jennifer Mattern on February 11, 2016
    A friend and member of the All Indie Writers community contacted me recently with a question about being a more prolific writer and balancing multiple writing ambitions. She asked to remain anonymous but agreed to let me share her question here in the hopes my answer might help someone else in a similar predicament. Here's the gist: This is a […]
  • Want to Write Faster Blog Posts? Here’s How [Infographic]

    By Jennifer Mattern on April 25, 2015
    For this week's "short share" we have an infographic from J6 Design called "8 Secrets to Writing Faster Blog Posts." Overall, I think there are some great tips here, from creating self-imposed deadlines to avoiding the dreaded "edit while you write" syndrome. by j6design. What do you think? Do these ideas help you write blog posts faster? Are there any other tips […]
  • 7 Time Management Tools for Freelance Writers

    By Jennifer Mattern on August 11, 2014
    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 […]
  • Pros and Cons of Multitasking for Freelancers

    By Jennifer Mattern on February 4, 2014
    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 […]
  • Too Many Writing Projects, Not Enough Time

    By Jennifer Mattern on April 18, 2013
    I have a habit of taking on quite a few writing-related projects at once. I'm a blogger and freelance business writer for my clients. I run numerous websites and blogs of my own. And I write books and e-books. There never seems to be enough time in my work days, and lately I've found myself putting in extra hours far […]
  • Weekend Reading: Time Management

    By Jennifer Mattern on March 8, 2013
    Let's close out this week looking at one of the most important issues to face freelance writers -- time management. There's a reason you have to be fairly well disciplined to succeed at working for yourself. There are countless things that need to be done, and there never seems to be enough time to do it all. The time management […]
  • 7 Ways to Double What You Get Done Each Day

    By Jennifer Mattern on May 16, 2012
    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 […]
  • Freelance Writers: How to Make Time for Marketing

    By Chris Bibey on February 6, 2012
    As a freelance writer, most of your time will be spent writing. That being said, you need to save time throughout the day for other tasks such as sales and marketing. Even though you may have enough work right now to keep busy, you never know when things are going to slow down. For this reason, marketing your services should […]
  • How To Turn Down A Freelance Writing Project Professionally And Respectably

    By Dan Smith on July 18, 2010
    When starting as a freelance writer, it’s difficult to turn down work.  You’re a rookie in the industry who's trying to make a living writing and the simplest way to do that seems to be to take on as much work as you possibly can. There comes a point, though, when you physically can't take on anymore work and you […]
  • The 10 Second Trick that Doubled my Productivity as a Writer

    By Jennifer Mattern on September 23, 2008
    Lately my work days have been so much more enjoyable than before. I get a solid 7 hours of client work and administrative stuff out the way, I'm actually taking my lunch hour for myself instead of working through it, have the energy to put a few more hours into my own projects daily, and still have time to take […]