Upwork is a marketplace in which freelance professionals have access to clients who are looking for skilled workers in various fields to complete desired projects. It is a way to connect freelancers with employers in fields, including graphic design, web development, and customer service, to give the workers a chance to add to their portfolios in establishing their careers.
Recently, Upwork published a blog outlining 10 tips to help one have an easy time completing a to-do list. The first recommendation is to write down all tasks that need to be completed so that the brain has the ability to focus on a task at hand instead of having to remember all of the tasks by memory. It is also important to prepare the list in advance, preferably the night before, of completing the tasks so that one may decide what the most important task is. Then the task can be completed in the morning when one’s energy is the highest.
The blog recommends putting all of the tasks in a single place, such as a special folder on an iPhone, so that all items on the list can be viewed on a single page. Additionally, it is important to give every task time attributes that will indicate when the task will be started, what time it will be worked on, and how long it is intended to take to complete. Prioritizing is also important because it gives the most important tasks on the to-do list the best chance of being completed even in the cases of unexpected emergencies that may hinder the possible completion of tasks on the list.
Re-evaluating tasks will give the most important tasks a better chance of timely completions because the least important tasks may be deleted if they are not necessary. The blog also recommends using Click Up, which allows workers to delegate tasks using their Assigned Comments Feature.
Moreover, creating subtasks for the tasks will help relieve stress by making a large task seem less overwhelming if it is divided into more manageable pieces. Using a batch process will also make the process more efficient because it will allow a recurring task, such as making phone calls, to be bundled together to save time.
Finally, it is important to realize that some tasks will require more effort than others. Therefore, completing the most difficult tasks when one’s energy level is the highest, which is usually in the morning, will allow productivity based on one’s energy levels. The to-do list advice also applies to completing tasks in the workforce.
When it comes to Upwork, both the freelance worker and employer have the ability to rate each other based on their experiences doing business together. If the freelancer did a sufficient job at completing the tasks that the employer had asked for, then they are likely to receive a high rating. Likewise, if an employer provides reasonable work requests and reliable payments, then they are also likely to receive a high rating.
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