Where did my day go?

If you manage to get ahead on your workload you should not let emails, last minute changes, and rush jobs eat up your day.

Setting boundaries around scheduling using minimum time frames, ex: 72 hours for revisions, keeps expectations at bay.
And, charging rush fees helps discourage frivolous expediting.

You don’t want to grant any client control over your time.

Contractors don’t do that, unless they are on retainer.

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Expecting Overload

When your work revolves around strict deadlines, at times, you find yourself working around the clock.

So, when you must work around the clock – do it early on. Pulling a few 13 hour days, several days before the deadline, really makes a difference in how tolerable those long work hours are.

How? you are far less worried about getting it done on time when you are working ahead of schedule.

There is nothing more stressful than working all day and night under the pressure of a deadline. And, your work will be error prone. And, you won’t have time to fix it – or even catch the mistakes.

In short: your work will be sloppy, late, and it will be hard to keep that client when it comes time to raise your rate.

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