Monday, September 29, 2008

Quick Money-Making Tip for Freelance Writers

If you drop by here regularly, then you know I'm a huge advocate of making lists to get things accomplished. It's one of the wrap-up tasks that I do before I log off at night. If I wake up without one, I'll create one before I start the day's work.

One thing I've started doing recently is not only writing down daily tasks, but allotting a certain amount of time to get each task done. So today, for example, my list looked like this:

10 Marketing Contacts (6:30-7:30)
2 Articles for Judith (7:30-9:00)
10 Articles for Kathleen (9-3)
Schedule Personal Bills (I bank online) (3:30-4)
Send out Invoices from last week (4-4:30)
1 AD (article directory) article for me (4:30-5:30)

Now, the fact that I overselpt and didn't crawl out of bed until 8am threw everything off. This means I rescheduled some tasks and will be working a little late tonight and getting up a little earlier tomorrow. No big deal.

Working on the road really showed me how much I could get done if I stopped lollygagging at home. And I'm not a real lollygagger. I tend to use my time pretty well. But it's just a fact of nature that when you work at home, it's easy to procrastinate b/c you know you can come back to a task later -- even if it's 11pm at night.

When I was on the road, I didn't WANT To come back to a project later b/c I was having too much fun in the evenings.

Try this and let me know how it works for you. You should be getting more work done, hence increasing your income.

Money-making tip: If you schedule time for nothing else, schedule time for marketing. Make a certain number of contacts each day and work will flow in eventually. That's a money-making tip you can take that to the bank!

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