We’ll admit it: We have a really guilty habit that we just can’t seem to give up. You see, when we get new design business we vow that we’re going to keep everything extremely organized, and that we will never again miss a client’s deadline, mislead them about dates, or otherwise bugger things up because we got a bit confused. Then, inevitably, we make all the same mistakes. This is our burden to bear, but we do know a few quick ways to fix the issue. So if you’re in a similar boat, and really want out, keep reading to see what our top productivity tips are, and how they can help you immensely.

  1. Keep a Calendar: The very first thing you should do when you sign a new client is add them to your calendar. If you don’t already have a calendar, you should get one. Use Google, or some other such service so that your dates are synced up across multiple accounts the world over. Furthermore, using a service like Google you can even include the client in your work schedule. We’ve done this with our own clients in the past, and they have absolutely loved it. It works every time, and with dates set out, we promise you’ll find it quite hard to mislead or get lost.
  2. Have Work Hours: We are absolutely terrible at this. We wake up at about noon, work until two in the morning, and everything else in-between. In fact, unless we have a need to be at the office at a certain time, we simply don’t do it. If you can, be the opposite of us and create an actual work hour schedule. Stick to it, that way your clients can always reach you, and you’re always producing during that set part of the day. We promise this will really help in the end.
  3. Stay Off Facebook! And lastly, avoid the temptation to procrastinate. Designing can be hard, especially when a concept just isn’t working out. Avoid this entirely by also avoiding social media. Don’t check your feed for the fifteenth time today. Instead, stick your head out the door to see what the weather is doing. Use some other form of distraction that gets your blood pumping and your brain thinking, rather then letting it stew in its own gelatin.