Remote working is a desire for many people thanks to the many positive stories allover on online entrepreneurship. As usual, many individuals tend to get carried away with the fact of making cash without necessarily leaving their residences. It is also increasingly evident most employees are embracing jobs that offer room for telecommuting to avoid challenges of traveling, having more time with family, reducing office distractions and many unnecessary meetings among many other reasons. Entrepreneurs and employers have also been under pressure to follow the current trends of remote working. It comes with advantages and disadvantages to both parties ranging from various factors such as productivity, operational costs, work environment, security, human resource management, technology, etc.
Online entrepreneurship is continuing to grow and remains dynamic over time. It demands everyone in the sector to be on the watch out of the changes and effectively position themselves to their advantage. In this article, my primary focus will be on freelancing and productivity. It is an exciting area that has employed many people and continue to attract new entrants who are very enthusiastic live up to the lucrative stories of online entrepreneurship. On the other side, this is a sector that many has viewed as frustrating, scamming, unrealistic having failed to get a break-through as suggested by lots of enticing success stories. Among the group, many people have little idea, knowledge, and experience to maneuver the challenges and develop a workable strategy through the assistance of mentors and veterans in the sector.
Achieving productivity is very paramount in freelancing and it tends to be challenging to many entrepreneurs or employees working remotely, I don’t consider myself a veteran to give epic insights into sure means of achieving productivity in this sector but I will highlight several highlights that have worked for me and backed by others for keen observation by freelancers.
You must never stop learning; online entrepreneurship is dynamic due to the technological advancements, you can’t just afford to have a fixed mind all the time. You must be out and ready to learn new concepts every time, It`s about trying and learning from mistakes and learning how not to do things and focusing on getting better on every single opportunity.
Distractions are disastrous; Working from home can be genuinely tempting, imagine working from your living room while television, phone, kids are just around. You can easily slide away from the work you were doing attend some of these distractions thus dangerously affecting your work productivity. It`s essential to minimize distractions by switching off phones, being in in a peaceful room away from any distractions to ensure quality job time. It`s prudent to set up quality working hours and to remain disciplined to the schedule/deadlines. Taking breaks in between the work helps in boosting the concentration levels over time.
Focus on exceeding client`s expectations; Meeting and exceeding your client`s expectations is very paramount in the freelancing sector. You must always focus on a clear and precise communication to adequately understand the needs of the client and deliver quality work to earn long-term partnership over time. With this, the client considers you as a valuable asset to their business success all the time. Working hard and staying focused will always help achieve these expectations.
Always believe you can; Freelancing can sometimes be intimidating testing your gut and believe in what you are doing. From irregular workflow to technical challenges you can be easily tempted to look a different direction. It`s vital to maintain the focus, press the forward button and always ready to learn new things and styles of working. Believing in yourself that you can achieve every greatness and client`s needs is a sure way of moving mountains in this sector.