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The Importance of Organization as a Freelance Writer

In the past I have talked quite a bit about being organized. To me, organization is essential if you are going to succeed as a freelance writer. You may not think that this is important, but you would be wrong. No matter what you are doing, writing, marketing, or accounting work, being organized will make it easier for you to achieve maximum success.

I have found that staying organized is not nearly as hard as many people think. I do this by using to-do lists, as well as a system for all of my paperwork. You do not have to spend a lot of money on software and filing cabinets to stay organized. After all, you are a freelance writer not a CEO of a large company. Since you are probably your only employee you can get by with a simple system of spreadsheets and folders.

If you feel that your career is getting disorganized you need to fix this as soon as possible. Ask yourself this question: what is causing my problems? Once you know this answer you can then begin to search for a better way of doing things. For instance, early in my career I was constantly disorganized when it came to sending and receiving invoices. But after making a few tweaks this came to an end, and I began to feel much better about my career as a whole.

Believe it or not, staying organized will give you a better chance of success while also cutting out a lot of day to day stress. If you are not 100 percent satisfied with your organizational system, there is no better time than now for making a change.

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