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13 Effective Time Management Tips For Web Workers

Time Management

Time Management

I’m sure the phrase time management isn’t new to you. Managing time is certainly one of the biggest challenges for web workers and freelancers and it’s something we think of all the time. If we don’t do it effectively, we find it hard to meet deadlines and accomplish tasks. The concept is quite simple. It’s about finding ways to do the same task in less time while maintaining and/or increasing, the quality standards. It also implies getting things done without stressing yourself, being more productive, taking time out for yourself and enjoying life. And if you are web worker, I’m sure you know how important it is to be more productive and enjoy life. Here are some good tips to help you manage your time more efficiently as a web worker. If there are other ways you know about or use in your daily life to manage time and get things done then do talk about them in the comments.


So how to prioritize work ? Simple. Define work as something which makes you money, or will make you money in the long term. And then arrange them in the order of their importance, money making potential and deadlines. These are the things which require your utmost attention. Accomplish them accordingly.


So make sure you consume information in a way that it doesn’t hamper your main work. Be it RSS feeds, news sites, youtube or any other way you consume information. Just learn to manage them.

For example, you could use automation tools on your computer to get things done. And for your household tasks, you could hire someone. That would help you focus your energies on the things that are more important.

So focus on one thing at a time. That would also help you managing your time in a better way.

So talk to your friends and colleagues and take advice. And wait for my next post where I’ll discuss some cool tools which help us in organizing tasks and managing time effectively.

I know it’s easier said than done. It becomes really difficult to stick to a routine if you work from home and live with your family. Hence, as I suggested earlier, getting an office or an isolated room could be the first step in this direction.

“There is more to life than just increasing its speed” – Mahatma Gandhi.

This myth is busted soon when they find themselves sitting at their computers for hours and hours without taking time out. And that’s when they hunt for articles like this to find how they can manage time more efficiently and take time outs. So, once you are able to get more time for yourself after you apply the aforementioned 12 tips, remember the last but by no means least point – take time out, relax and enjoy ! Cheers, Abhijeet

Written on 4/1/2009 by Abhijeet Mukherjee. Abhijeet is an internet entrepreneur who loves writing about tech, productivity, blogging & making money online. Catch him at Jeet Blog and also subscribe to his weekly newsletter. Photo Credit: PhotoCapy
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