List of lists

Yep. Some people call me a freak. I will just say, maybe… but at least a proudly organized freak!

Let’s face it, organizing your work lets you know what you need to do and when you need to do it. As simple as that.

Helps you give you a sense of purpose and motivates you to push through your day and stay productive and that’s a good thing, otherwise you can easily get lost on all the daily buzz.

The major problem it’s we all think we are organized. Some are but others not a chance. But we all suffer from trying to survive through the day with all the emails, social media, zooms and family stuff and that’s not easy. It’s really difficult to stay on the right path.

Organization plays an important role in achieving a healthy work-life balance. Luckily, there are several great (and free) tools available that can help you, freelancer or not, to organize you life and business. Trust me, I know about that.

One of these tools (and my favorite!) is Trello, a project management tool that allows us to keep clients and tasks organized. As a freelancer, you can make use of online tools like Trello to ensure you meet deadlines, manage your time, and consequently build stronger relationships with clients.

For someone like me, starting my own business discovering Trello and reading this book it was a big help.

Quite simply, Trello functions like a huge bulletin board: it’s where you can keep all your lists, tasks, and notes. The best description I’ve ever heard was it is a “list of lists”. (it’s in this part where I assume I’m a freak)

Now the top? Trello’s basic version is completely free!

The options are endless and Trello can be customized based on your own needs. My top 5 is Time Management and Billing. It’s quite a big issue and an important aspect of freelancing to get it right. Bills and deadlines can be quite scary sometimes.

So the tip is to set up a Trello board to log your hours and keep track of invoices is the best way to don’t get lost on those boring and endless dates.

These were the tools similar to Trello that offer quite the same service:

  • Airtable
  • Monday
  • ClickUp
  • Asana
  • Kanbanize

If you know any other, please, comment so we can all discover more ways to stay productive.

Meanwhile just a thought… lot’s of post-its and notebooks were spared while I made this article for you!


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