Do You Need to Work Every Day?
How often should you work? When it comes to work, quality takes precedence over time — here’s why
Every day is a work day if you are self-employed — but only if you want to work as often as possible.
If you are self-employed, you define your work schedule, the times you work and the number of hours you work in a given day. At the same time, how much you work won’t necessarily help you succeed.
Ultimately, quality work is key. If you prioritize quality over time, you’ll allocate the time necessary to deliver quality projects that help clients achieve their goals.
So, how do you put quality first? Here are three tips to help you do just that.
1. Ask Questions
Learn about a client and what it wants to accomplish during a project. Then, complete the project according to the client’s specifications.
2. Maintain Constant Contact
Keep in touch with a client to share any concerns or questions throughout a project. Stay proactive, and ensure a client is fully supported at each stage.
3. Track Results
Follow up with a client to find out if it was satisfied with a project’s results. In addition, request project feedback and apply it to future projects.
Is It Worth Your Time to Work Every Day?
You may be tempted to work as often as possible, but you need to weigh the pros and cons of doing so. That way, you can make an informed decision about how frequently you should work.
The bottom line: regardless of whether you work day after day or only a few days a week, the quality of your work determines your success as a self-employable. If you provide clients with quality work, they are likely to continue to partner with you. As a result, you can foster long-lasting client partnerships — a win-win for both you and your clientele.