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Time Wasters for Freelancers to Avoid

As a freelance writer the last thing you want to do is waste a lot of time. It is important to stay busy, no matter what hours you are working. If you continue to waste time you will find it difficult to pace yourself, while completing all of the necessary work.

Here are three time wasters that all freelance writers need to avoid:

1. Personal conversations. When you work at home this is a big problem. In addition to in person conversations, beware of too many phone calls, text messages, and emails. The more time you spend speaking with friends and family the less work you are going to get done.

2. Too many breaks. I am the first one to admit that taking breaks throughout the day is very important. That being said, you have to be careful that you do not go overboard. At times, you may find yourself slacking off. Do you have what it takes to pull yourself together and get back on track?

3. Checking your email too often. As a freelance writer you need to stay in touch with clients via email and phone. That being said, you don’t want to waste a lot of time everyday checking your email. Believe it or not, many people stalk their account and check for new emails several times per hour. You should realize just how much time you are wasting when you do this.

The three time wasters above are very common. As a freelance writer you should do what you can to avoid them. By doing so you will find that you are much more efficient in terms of how you spend your time.

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