How to Get More Work Done in Less Time

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With freelance writing, most of your jobs are fixed price. In other words, you are paid once you complete the task. If you have a reliable workload, you could make more cash in an hour than most people make in hourly jobs. However, some people do struggle to get the most out of their time. There are plenty of articles about avoiding distractions, so this one won’t cover that, but instead will cover how to get more work done.

First off, make sure that you’re working at your preferred time. People are different. While some work great at morning, others are night owls. Being a freelancer, you can adjust accordingly to get the most out of your schedule.

Second, try experimenting with different work environments. Not everyone is going to work their best in their office. Try working outside, or at a coffee shop. Some work in complete ambience, while others like a hectic environment. But if you like the coffee shop option, you must choose one that has people and, as said before ambience, no the noisiest one.

Third, set a minimum word amount that you must pass in order to take a break. For instance, you should write a thousand words before you can look at Facebook, and only spend less than a minute looking at it. By doing this, you have an incentive to finish your work faster.

Finally, don’t be afraid to mix it up. Working on the same story can get a little tiresome after a while, so don’t be afraid to work on another job to keep everything fresh. Make sure to apply to plenty of jobs so you can be able to have enough work for you to do that.

By following these instructions, you can get the most out of your freelancing career and make enough to pay the bills and then some. You may not perfect the art in a night, but you can gradually increase your productivity.

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