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The Promo Model’s Top 5 Tips To Staying Organized

11 Jul

Event work is demanding and requires a lot of dedication. As a freelancer you must always stay on top of your schedule and upcoming events. This may be a daunting task as things change on a daily basis. It’s easy to loose track of what needs to be done when. To make things easier we have outlined 5 Tips to help you stay organized and on top of your game at all times.

  1. Designate an Office Space

Whether you live in a studio apartment or a 5-bedroom house, as a freelancer it’s important to have a place you can focus your attention and handle your business. Having a place to store legal contracts, headshots, resumes, etc.. is good. It’s nice to have a hard and digital copy for your records for future reference.

  1. Go Digitalgoogle calendar

Mobile apps have made it incredibly easy to organize your life on the go. With icalendar, google calendar and other apps like Sunrise it’s easy to input upcoming events with a click of a button. This way you can be sure to always stay on top of your schedule any place, any time. With these great apps you can also schedule reminders and invite others to your scheduled events so you do not forget or double book.

  1. Prioritize

It’s important to focus on the most important things first. When working as a freelance talent, often times your personal life can fall to the waste side. Chasing jobs and keeping a steady stream of income is important, however it’s critical to remember to save, plan for taxes, keep up your health care, as well as make time for your friends and family.

  1. Write it down

It may seem old fashioned, but keeping notes and to-do lists in a visible place is a great way to stay organized. You may remember something you need to get for upcoming jobs and want to write it down. Keeping notepads in places like your bedroom, car, and office space will help you keep a record of it all. It’s a nice habit to make a list of the things you need to accomplish the next day before you got to bed. This will help you get clear of your objectives for the day and overall priorities for the week. Referencing back to see what you actually accomplished is always rewarding too.

  1. Plan in Advance

As a freelancer, you work for yourself. Thus, you must give yourself enough time to find and book work in advance. This is not always easy, but with the Internet there are many ways to promote yourself using job sites like Tradeshow Casting to find work. Simply sign up, build a profile and apply for jobs. If you give yourself enough time to actively pursue good jobs you will have many opportunities to choose from. Networking with friends and business associates is also a great way to secure future opportunities.

 


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