Note: The article has nine original ideas, but since both have to do with aspects of working time flexibility that can only be found in the U.S., I should keep the suggestions within the real context in which it is Spain and the rest of Latin America .
If you have a full time job during the day and also do freelance work, is hard to find time to do it and also have time to live.
It can be done anyway. You just have to know where to find the time.
In fact, the most important thing is finding the time, but to make that time is sacrosanct (it’s for freelance work and nothing else). Make a commandment: “Thou shalt not do anything but work freelance in this hour.” And never violate, or never have any work done.
But how can you have that time in the first place Here are some ideas:
1 – Get up early: It is necessary to find the time in the morning, but many people concentrate better at that hour. The early morning is a quiet moment, and can be very productive, as the chaos and madness of the day have not even begun.
2 – Lunch: Bring a tupperware or a bag lunch to work and eat at work. Or if you can not eat there, take the laptop anywhere and do the work. This may be a good option for people who do not want to get up early and want to have the evening free.
3 – When you finish work: You can stay in your work and do some freelance assignment or if not possible, do not you go home either.
4 – Go to bed late: This is the opposite to get up early. If you do not mind going to bed later, can often get a few hours of work late at night. Just do not watch TV and get to work.
5 – Strain freelance work in your daily work: It is not fool your boss, because they could say goodbye. But it tends to do whenever. And many times only to lose time looking emails or surfing the Internet. Use this time to work, finally after all this is that you’re productive in your work, not you do it in 8 hours a day. If you can do in six hours, use that extra time to take care of your freelance work.
6 – Weekends: It can be a great option if you do not have family or children. Just be sure not to work all weekend, need time to distract yourself with friends and family or do other things to work.
7 – Coffee Break: If you work on a freelance assignment for the day’s work is impossible, then find a day where you can take some hours. You may arrive earlier, or just do your job in less time. Take that time you’ve won, go to a bar to drink coffee and work on your laptop. This option may work well for some people.