Time Management Tips for Freelance Writers

Time management is something that we all suffer from. Writing a good article can be time consuming with the research, time it takes to write the article and then editing it before submission. Many of us don’t use a voice recognition program to write our articles, making us potentially slower than someone that can type 80 words per minute. Many of us have a hard time juggling working, family time and time to ourselves. Here are some basic time management tips to help you get situated with doing freelance work.

Set a schedule for yourself. Although you may spend all day thinking about an article, that doesn’t mean that you have to spend all day writing the article as well. If your significant other works a regular 9-5 job, then give yourself the same schedule so that you don’t miss out on spending time with them or the kids. Don’t go back to the computer to do more work because he wants to watch television.

Don’t accept more work than you can reasonably do. If you know that you are working from 9-5 every Wednesday, don’t accept 12 hours of work to complete by 5 PM. This is an unreasonable demand of your time, whether you put that demand on yourself or someone else does. If you know that it takes you longer to write an article because of your editing techniques, then consider doing fewer articles that pay more so that you don’t lose out on money.

Give them the amount of work that they pay for. If you work for a company writing content for an 1/8th of a cent per word, you are making less than minimum wage. Don’t give them more work than what they are paying for. It’s a waste of your time as well as your talents. Make sure that you are being fully compensated for your time and efforts of the work that you are doing.


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