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Freelancers - Do you prefer to get your work done early or do you stagger it?
Hi Freelancers. When you have a lot orders on, and clients you have to work for and you're fairly busy for it. Do you try to get all of this done as early in the day as possible or do you prefer to stagger it out throughout the day and into the evening?
Sometimes I prefer to do most of what I need to do as early as possible. And then I have the rest of the day to do other stuff like promoting my services and getting new clients. I do work part time as well 2-3 days a week and sometimes attend meetings with various groups in my area. For instance, I'm volunteering as a computer helper at my local council office and helping old people (I should say Digital Eagles as they're AKA) lol. It's a good laugh though for an hour and I get to learn stuff as I go too lol.
Sometimes I also go for walks with a bunch of "star gazers". Don't laugh! Okay you can laugh but it's actually quite interesting and you can get to learn a lot about our solar system and the universe and stuff. There are several famous scientists and astronomers around here. Such as Sir Patrick Moore if you remember him? Although he is dead now RIP. Here's the diamond geezer back in 96'.
Sir Patrick Alfred Moore pictured in 1996 with his cat Ptolemy.
In case you're wondering and are living in the dark! Sir Patrick Alfred Moore CBE, FRS, FRAS was an English amateur astronomer who attained prominent status in that field as a writer, researcher, radio commentator and television presenter.
He also used to have a TV show called Gamesmaster where people come on about a game they were playing and got stuck on a certain part and he would give them a solution for it as a sort of morphed computer cyborg games master lol. I remember Gamesmaster and I think it was that show that sort of made him "cool" and made astronomy cool with the younger generation so I think we owe him a lot for that.
In Memoriam - Typical Gamesmaster Show back in the early 90's.
Why am I telling you this? I'm just saying that sometimes I don't have the time to devote to my freelance duties and have to prioritize things. Some times I may be busy in the morning or have an engagement of some kind or something I need to do whether in or out of the house and during these times I can't devote any time at all to doing online stuff at all until I'm back and I'm free.
I can check new emails and orders and stuff like that on my phone. But I can't really do any work myself if I'm not on my PC. Although I can still outsource work fairly easily on my phone but I do the majority of the work for my clients, myself on my PC.
I prefer to get everything done as early as possible. But sometimes I'll stagger it out through the day and into the evening. In fact I can often be working long hours when I'm busy from the early morning into the well, the early morning. Sometimes!
It depends how busy I am. And if you're a really busy freelancer you'll be able to understand and relate to that too I'd imagine!?
I guess this all really depends on whether you have a day job and have a family and that and other "real life" things you may have going on for you.
But do you prefer to get your work done early in the day?
Or do you prefer to take a more casual approach and spread it out through the day?
Is there a time that you "officially clock off"?
Or is it a case of stay until the job is done?
I just wondered.