Most freelancers work from home, where they are often bombarded by distractions: the doorbell rings, the dog barks, and the phone rings. The kids scream and fight.
And if all of this background noise weren’t enough, there’s also the distractions inherent to working online: websurfing, social media, email, online games, and so on.
Use time saving tools
There are some great apps in market that will help you to block out online distractions each day. Here I recommend you two kinds of apps, Freedom and Rescue Time which help you if your main distractions are online.
Keep regular office hours
Well it’s really difficult to stay on project or task. But to achieve the task you have to follow the regular schedule work for yourself and keep them. Don’t let yourself do anything else when you are at work.
Have a serious talk
Family and friend tend to think you are at home, so they keep interrupt you with text messages, phone calls. Talk to them and explain that while you are at home but you must work.
Review at your debt
Debt is a huge motivator for getting things done. When the reality of your bills sinks in and you realize that you won’t be able to pay those bills unless you get your work done, it can help you to avoid distractions. Some freelancers keep major bills by their desk for added “inspiration.”
Maintain a separate machine for work and play
If any case of Internet distraction, you may find it helpful to own a work machine that has no access to the Internet. It is little bit expensive but very effective method for your daily work done without accessing the Internet.
Avoid too much multi-tasking
Some freelancers are very much proud of their ability to multitask. Say “no” to those tasks that don’t improve your bottom line, because these multi-tasks may prove backfire and become over scheduling.
Have a daily plan
If you work on a freelance project, you are likely to be working on your own, so you don’t depend on anybody else. This means you can have your own schedule, as nobody will influence it. Have a daily plan all the time. Break it into small tasks and, at the end of the day, see what was good and what was not. It isn’t always easy to plan ahead, but you can use this to see where it goes wrong for you. You may even notice after keeping track of your program that you are very unproductive during a certain time span.