You want to improve your freelance business so you grow your business in a positive direction, yet you struggle with the classic chicken and egg scenario.

You have client work which is paying the bills. So the work you need to do for the business gets pushed aside. Yet you know that by doing that, you put yourself in a very bad spot where you won’t be getting any future clients.

Your business is important. Not just for you, but for your clients. If you don’t make your business important and set that time aside, you won’t be around very long for your clients, right?

Here are 3 tips:
1. Wake up one hour early/or work one hour later if that’s more your speed and only work on your business tasks. This will not take away from your client work at all. In fact, you’ll be adding one more hour to your work day, but solely meant for working on the business, not in the business.
2. Plan your week in advance and set aside time in every single day to work on the business. If that means juggling around client work to make that happen, then do it.
3. Set aside one entire day for business tasks. This is usually hard for most people, especially if you are asking the question of the day here. But by doing so, you know that you are doing what you need to continue with the business moving forward. If you don’t need a full day, make it a half day. Even tell your clients that during that specific day you aren’t taking any phone calls or meetings.

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