Upwork is a global platform for freelancers looking for jobs. The platform allowed businesses and independent contractors to connect and work together. The freelancers on the site can provide over 3,000 different services. It is considered one of the largest websites for freelancers. Upwork understands that one of the best ways for a freelancer to earn money is to be organized, and one of the best ways to do that is to create a to-do list. However, not all to-do lists are created equal. Here are some steps on how to get a do-list to function as a valuable resource.
Put in all down on paper
When creating a to-do list, put everything on that list. This way there is no need to try to remember everything that needs to be done. This frees the brain to focus its energy on other matters, instead of focusing on a list that you are trying to remember.
Make the list at night
Most people have a surge of energy in the morning. Instead of wasting that energy on list making, use the energy for completing tasks. Decide the night before what tasks have the highest importance and place them on the top.
Get all the lists in one spot
Take the notes off the laptop or other places that you write things down, and get them in one spot. Make one master list. Also, when creating the list, add as much detail as possible. Besides deadlines, add how much time will be needed to complete the task, at what time of day the task will be worked on, and if other supplies are needed to complete the task. It is also easier to break down larger tasks into subgroups. Cross off the mini-tasks when completed as you continue to work towards completing the main task. Do the same action for all tasks. If phone calls are needed, doing this all at once will save a lot of time that can be used for other tasks.