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10 Great Productivity Apps for Freelancers

by Laura Spencer
on February 25, 2014

in Productivity

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Productivity is what keeps your freelancing business going. At the same time, most of us are not as productive as we know we could be.

Who hasn’t forgotten to do a task or felt distracted during the work day? Unfortunately for freelancers, there’s a direct relationship between productivity and income. That’s why it’s important we get any productivity problems we have under control.

Fortunately, there are apps out there that can help you get more done.

In this post, I share ten great productivity apps that can help you become more productive. I also include a quick guide to choosing the best productivity apps for your needs.

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4+ Effective Time Management Systems to Help You Become More Productive

by Laura Spencer
on January 27, 2014

in Freelancing Basics Productivity

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Being organized is a crucial freelancing success skill.

As freelancers we have a lot to do. Not only do we have work to do for our clients, we also have administrative tasks to perform for our freelance businesses. When you add in personal chores and personal tasks, the to-do list can become quite large.

Quite frankly, time management is one area where most of us could stand to improve. That’s because using time effectively is a hard skill to master.

Of course, there are a lot of productivity apps out there, but without an underlying productivity strategy most apps will fail to help. That why I’ve listed four popular, but very different productivity strategies in this post. Examine each strategy carefully to find the right one for you.

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How to Find the Motivation to Succeed at Freelancing

by Laura Spencer
on November 5, 2013

in Freelancing Basics Productivity

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Did you ever have one of those days? You know, those days when you have trouble getting started on your work?

Lack of motivation is a very real hurdle that many freelancers face. Overcoming it can actually determine whether your freelancing business will succeed or fail.

Unmotivated freelancers have a tendency to procrastinate and sabotage their success in other ways.

In contrast, highly motivated freelancers tend to excel at what they do. If you want to succeed you should work on becoming more motivated–especially if you have trouble finding the energy or desire to complete your project work.

In this post, we’ll discuss two types of motivation and provide some tips on how to find the motivation to succeed at freelancing.

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22+ Five-Minute Business Boosters

by Laura Spencer
on October 30, 2013

in Productivity

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Five minutes. It’s not much time.

As we struggle to run our freelancing businesses and balance our work and life priorities, it’s easy to think that five minutes isn’t enough time to accomplish anything.

And all too often, our life is made up of five-minute chunks … five minutes until the doctor can see you, five minutes until your next call, five minutes until the family gets home …

Because we think of those five-minute chunks as wasted time, we tend to sit there are do nothing. But five minutes is plenty of time to accomplish some tasks. It’s certainly enough time to do small things to boost your business and personal life.

In this post, I’ll share my tips for what you can accomplish when you only have five minutes available. With this list, you’ll never need to waste five minutes again.

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How to Fight the Freelancer’s Secret Battle with Procrastination

by Laura Spencer
on May 31, 2013

in Freelancing Life Productivity

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Are you fighting the secret battle that many freelancers face?

Most of us are aware of some of the more common freelancing struggles such as loneliness or financial struggles, but there’s one freelancing struggle that we don’t like to talk about very much. It’s the struggle with procrastination.

It’s no wonder that we hate to talk about procrastination. After all, most of us don’t want to admit that we’ve put off doing something that we should be doing–that’s just embarrassing. But the truth is that this is a common problem among freelancers. Many of us struggle with this secret battle.

The best way to fight procrastination is to do exactly what we don’t want to do–talk about it. In this post, we’ll examine of the reasons we procrastinate. We’ll also list some proactive steps you can take to fight procrastination. Finally, you’ll be invited to share your own tips for fighting procrastination.

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