When I began freelancing things were straightforward. Someone would ask me for an article and I would write it. I’d write whenever I felt like it and I’d invoice when I remembered.
It sort of worked.
But when I decided I wanted to make a real go of freelancing, I realized I needed a more professional approach. The first step was getting organized.
For me, the benefits of being and staying organized have been remarkable. I am less stressed out, I get my work in on deadline, I’m in sync with my clients and I am able to do my best work.
It took a while to develop the systems and habits I needed to build the business I wanted, one I was proud of and felt good about, but it was worth the effort.
Here are six areas I’ve found key to being organized as a freelancer.
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