5 Ways to Effectively Manage Your Freelancer While You're on Vacation

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So you’ve finally got the chance to go on a much-needed vacation. Despite all the crazy stuff going on in your business, you have to have that break. Don’t worry, going on a holiday is beneficial for your health and when you’re back, you’d be more productive than ever.

Okay, you may be worrying about that ongoing project your trusted freelancer is working on. Better leave your worries behind and don’t pack it along with your travel essentials.

manage freelancers while on vacation

How can you manage your freelancer while you’re basking in the sun in an exquisite island far away from home? Well, you shouldn’t be working while you’re on vacation. That will completely defeat the purpose of going on a break. So three out of these five suggestions are more likely to be done ahead.

1. Notify your freelancer a week or days before you leave so whatever it is that needs your immediate approval can be completed prior to your trip. This allows the freelancer to have enough time to work on the bigger tasks or anything urgent.

2. Have a catch up with your freelancer before your vacation. This lets you and your freelancer be on the same page regarding your project’s progress. Tell your expectations and be clear about any changes you want to see when you get back.

3. Let your freelancer know what time of the day you’d be able to respond to emails or chats while you’re away. Not because you have your smartphone with you, you’d be online 100 percent of the time. A kind freelancer won’t mind and will respect your leisure time. :)

4. Use a communication tool like the Freelancer mobile app so you can talk to your freelancer easily when something that requires immediate response com up. This app also lets users attach files so you can collaborate even on the go.

5. Since this vacation is planned for you to relax and revitalize, try to minimize your time online. Unplug. And don’t be guilty about it. Sometimes, giving your freelancer the freedom to complete the job at hand will be very much appreciated. So don’t ask for updates every now and then and follow the agreed time for quick catch up.

Enjoy every chance you’ve got to go on a vacation. Travel when you think you need to recharge or just to spend some quality time with people who matter to you. This infographic from Butterfly Grove Inn gives you the benefits of traveling backed by science.

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Are you off to somewhere soon but you’ve got lots of things to do? Chill. Just post a project and you’ll have the right freelancers bidding in no time.



Dipaparkan 6 Julai, 2017

flDyan Kakitangan

Junior Product Marketing Manager at Freelancer. Outside of work, I'm into wedding coordination, entrepreneurship, beach trips, badminton, reading novels, and binge-watching TV series on Netflix.

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