How Kanban Boards Help Freelancers Organize Work & Time

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It brings in a lot of excitement to step into taking an independent charge of professional self. Once you have decided to jump into the world of freelancing, you may see everything lined up perfectly. But how about when you have to juggle through too many freelance gigs? You are more likely to mess up your life if you are not doing it right. It becomes important to get into a smarter approach to make things fall into place every time. You have to know the secrets for maintaining a high standard of productivity.

One easy approach for smart freelancers is grasping the right Kanban project management and using it to be more fulfilled and profitable. I have done my research and I came up with the following ways how a Kanban Board is must for every freelancer who wants to stay organized.

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You might already know about tools like ProofHub or Kanban Board to maintain your workflow in each project. Get into real-time collaboration and solve issue right the board’s workspace. Here’s what all you can do with Kanban Boards.

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One reason we get distracted when working on tasks is because they are too big. It becomes easier to work when you break a task down to little pieces. When addings tasks on kanban Board, you can add sub-tasks for each of your project in case of big projects.

As you strike off a part of the project, you can enjoy that satisfaction instead of waiting to complete the whole project for days. It’s a huge motivation to keep moving forward.

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Working with one client is okay, but when you have to work with many clients, you need a unique way to manage your workflow with each and every client. Kanban Boards are for freelancers to organize the process with each client.

For instance, you can keep a dedicated board for clients and add details like client1: send ideas, client2: send edits and so on. It makes everything sorted visually. You can keep your client in loop by keeping your client on your board. Also, they will be able to see all the updates, and the different stages of project giving you better transparency.   

Collaborating with fellow freelancers

How Kanban Boards Help Freelancers Organize Work & Time - Image 5When you have fellow freelancers working along, Kanban Boards in project management system like ProofHub can make it possible for you to communicate with them anything related to project. Attach documents, add comments to any particular task and arrange your project workflows.

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There is so much to do and so less time. Whether you are a part-time or full-time freelancer, you will burn out now and then. Looking for possibilities to grow more, you’d want to take on more clients, put in more work and get overwhelmed.

Kanban Boards is what you want to move your items between stages of progress. You will be able to have a glance of what you are working on, what needs to be done, and set the right balance between priority and accomplishments.  All in all, it helps you to get through one thing at a time.

It is of no surprise that many digital nomads out there have already been using Kanban. It has given them a way for better productivity. As a freelancer, when you have to work in different working scenarios, Kanban Boards will dramatically improve your professional productivity.

Happy freelancing!

Dipaparkan 30 Ogos, 2018


Marketing Manager

Vartika Kashyap is the Marketing Manager and has been one of the LinkedIn Top Voices in 2016, 2017 and 2018. She is also a contributor at, The Next Web, YourStory, and Huffington among others. Her articles mainly revolve around productivity, leadership, and common workplace events. She also loves to read and travel to new places.

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