It’s many project management and to-do apps out there. I tried them all and one thing I noticed about my self, I like to keep it simple.
I often found myself going to a plain text file and making a barebones todo list. Problem is, once you have multiple clients and the tasks start to roll in for each client, you need a little more organization. Enter Evernote.
A few reasons why I like Evernote:
I often see freelancers push it to the side for some project management software. In most cases, I think that’s overkill, even Trello (yep I said it!)
Here is my solution for organizing client info.
I’ve seen some people give each person a notebook. From my experience, that has been overkill. A single Note per client has been more than enough.
Now the most important tip
Don’t overcomplicate the process!
Can’t stress the importance of this tip enough. It’s not the tool, it’s how you’re using it or not using it. Most people spend too much time trying to find the perfect tool. Fun fact: there isn’t one :).
In summary: Try it out! I’ve used this flow for projects that spanned couple years with no problem.
An added bonus, when the project ends, I have a plethora of notes I can pass along. It becomes a brain dump for my clients. I export a PDF and make another client happy despite the project ending 🙂
Freelancing is easy when someone gives you all the answers and remove all the guess work. I plan to give all the answers to freelancing in super easy to understand bit sized tips.
I promise to not spam. Spamming isn't cool.