If we talk about other jobs in the world, we take one project at a time and try to focus on it until the end of it. However, in the case of freelancing jobs, it is not like that. As you become more successful in your domain, you start to get multiple freelance projects and you have to deliver it with 100% efficiency to satisfy your employer. It’s good for you to have at least three or four clients at a time so that you get more income and financial security. But you will require using your great organizational skills to complete your job on time.
Have you ever got stuck in the middle of 10 projects with 3 projects demand revisions, 5 projects need to be delivered on the next day and 2 projects are submitted to employers but payments are still remaining?
In this fast growing digital world, many intelligent developers have developed some great tools to keep track of our daily activities. Also some traditional tools like calendars, spreadsheet, etc. We are using calendars for our meetings, birthdays and all. We can also use this method to manage our freelance projects. You can use a spreadsheet by adding projects details like pending projects, the status of payments, extra requirements for some projects, deadlines etc. This is the very simple way to manage your all projects very effectively. Creating a checklist for your projects is also a good habit to complete any freelance project without forgetting any important point of your projects.
It is clear that if you have multiple projects then clients will ask for the status of the work. They may ask you to give a sample of completed work and also ask you to complete it before the deadline. In this type of the situation, you have to communicate clearly with your client. If your client asks to complete it before the deadline and you accept it without thinking about other freelance projects, then obviously you will welcome unexpected burden on your brain yourself.
If you practice scheduling every project using some great tools, then it will become a natural process for you to do it for each project you get. It will also help you to develop extensive time management skills to complete all projects smoothly.
Here is what Upwork.com freelancers say about multiple freelance project management
- “I make use of the Pomodoro method. It helps a lot. Each Pomodoro is a 25-minute cycle followed by a 5-minute break. After the fourth Pomodoro, you take a 15-minute break.”
– Christina Ramas
- “I use a task manager, where I have every day’s to-do list separated by project and priority. I recommend Todoist.”
– Adriana Chionetti
- “I have been struggling with this ever since I tried going to an electronic calendar. This year, I went back to a paper planner with time blocked out for each client, priority to-do lists, and recognition that sometimes I may need to erase or rearrange. I also use a big whiteboard to list my clients at a glance, crossing off jobs as I finish them. These two methods together are working.”
– Bonniejean Alford Hinde
- “I am a pen and paper person. I like to write things down. So I use a spiral notebook to track all of my to-do’s for the day. I put the client’s name with their own task list and then deadlines. So I record every detail. Same routine for small and big projects, with or without deadlines. Also just be honest, set boundaries with each client, and don’t promise things you can’t deliver.”
– Fernmaiden Fuentes
- “Start with a table in Word/Doc/Notepad: 1. List all your clients. 2. List the number of articles or words (for me) to be submitted that day PER Client. 3. List the time you hope to spend on it. 4. Strike off each one when complete and add your time.”
– Geo Maria George
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