Upwork is a great place to find work as a freelancer, because it takes the headache out of meeting face-to-face with every potential client. As with any good todo list, Upwork centralizes all of your work, making it that much easier to get stuff done and rack in the bucks. It’s a place that gives access to more than $1 billion worth of jobs for just a small fee, of which gets smaller the more work you complete.
To be successful on Upwork, it would be a good idea to create a to-do list of everything you need to do, but just making a list isn’t enough. It’s smart to develop it well in advance so as not to hamper your productivity. As a guide, your list should be exhaustive, to the point that you take the time to break down even the largest of tasks into more manageable ones. This will in effect get you out of your head. So when you’re sitting down to get the work done, you’re not focused on other things, say things you haven’t completed yet or might have forgotten to add to your list.
It’s also a good idea to prioritize based on time, start dates, estimated time to completion and the amount of energy it will take to complete a given task. You can use tags often found in many todo list apps, which will help when you decide to group similar tasks that are also easy to get done one after the other. For instance, if you know you have several phone calls to make down the road, why not make do them in a batch? This will ensure they all get done and it will clear off several items, making you extremely efficient.
One of the most important things to do then always re-evaluates your list. It’s not set in stone, so questioning whether a task is still relevant will help you stay on top of your todo. It’s also a great way to check your progress as you move along, and before you know it, you’re list is completed, and your clients are more than pleased.