Upwork is a website that allows freelancers to come into contact with businesses that need their services. They were first formed in 2015 after the reorganization of their parent company Elance. Today they serve 12 million individuals who operate as freelancers on their platform and service around $1 billion worth of business transactions annually. As a result, they are one of the largest freelance platforms in the industry and are considered an industry leader. They also maintain a blog where they regularly post tips on how to maintain your productivity.
One of the most important items that any individual can take advantage of to enhance their levels of productivity is a to-do list. Almost anyone could tell you that using a to-do list will aenhance your productivity, but very few individuals can tell you specifically how to use one. If you create a to-do list we cannot, it is providing you with no clear benefit.
Upwork has provided several tips that will help you to make use of your to-do list better. Whenever you are creating a to-do list, it is important for you to organize the tasks on the list in order of the level of focus they will require. Some tasks are relatively simple and do not require a significant amount of energy to complete. Other tasks may require an immense amount of concentration and should be done whenever you are at your peak energy levels of the day. By organizing your tasks in this manner, you will be able to delegate better the order in which they should be completed.
You can also take advantage of a method of delegation referred to as batch processing. Batch processing is where similar tasks are grouped together. If you do this with your to-do list, you will be able to complete tasks that are similar in nature sequentially and better use your time.
Whatever you have a large task on your to-do list it can help if you break the large task down into smaller tasks. In this way, you will be able to motivate yourself better as you can mark off each subtask as you go.