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Boost Your Productivity: 3 Steps to Organize Your Workspace

Organize your workspace and get more done.

Today’s post was written by Emily Johnson.

Nowadays, working as a freelancer is trendy, as you can manage your workflow, time, and wages. Although freelancing seems to be a dream for most people, it might be hard to stay organized while working from home. Thus, you need to do your best to increase productivity.  

If you want to boost productivity while working from home, there is one thing you should do first: organize your workspace. In fact, a well-organized workspace can impact not only productivity, but creativity, concentration, and cleverness as well.

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Blog Faster: How to Speed Up Your Research [Part 2]


blog faster: how to handle research

As I mentioned in Blog Faster: What to Do Before You Start Writing Your Blog Post [Part 1], blogging is a multi-stepped process that can take up quite a bit of time. Over the next several weeks, I’ll be sharing tactics and tips that you can use to help you be more efficient when blogging. See the first installment in this series (if you haven’t already), and then take a look at what you’ll learn by the time this “Blog Faster” series concludes.

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How to Tame Paper Clutter in Your Home or Office

Tame Paper Clutter in Your Home or Office

It’s said that we live in a digital age and I suppose that we do. We go nowhere without our smartphones, we read books and catch up on the news on our e-readers, and communicate with business contacts, friends and family alike through email. So, yes I guess you can say we are a “wired” society.

If that’s the case, why is it that so many of us suffer from paper overload? From stacks of papers covering our desks, to smaller piles on the kitchen counter, and the ever- growing pile of newspapers that we are going to read “soon.”

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Blog Faster: What to Do Before You Start Writing Your Blog Post [Part 1]

blog faster: what to do first

You have probably come to realize that blogging is not a quick task. It can often be a time consuming and lengthy process. But, the good news is that there are a few things you can do to speed up the process and blog faster. Armed with specific strategies, you can spend less time on production and focus some time on promoting your content.

There are a lot of blogging tips and processes to help you be more efficient when writing your blog posts, and I’ll be sharing them in four parts. In the end, here’s what you’ll learn:

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Share Your Content on Twitter With @ClickToTweet

Use Click to Tweet WordPress PluginSharing a good tweetable is like giving someone the best bite of your delicious sandwich.

Before I get ahead of myself, if you don’t know what a tweetable is, it’s a short quote embedded in a blog post that is easily shareable on Twitter with one click.

Typically, it’s one of the best, most flavorful quotes from the blog post … like the best bite of a delicious sandwich.

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Fact Friday: People in Central America Have Better Work-Life Balance Than North Americans


“Central America ranks highest in work-life balance, with 70 percent of employees saying their companies support them in achieving a reasonable balance between work and personal life. North America is second (65 percent), followed by eastern Asia (63 percent), Latin America and the Caribbean (63 percent), and Southern Asia (62 percent).

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Work-Life Balance Off Kilter, Research Finds  | | 4.19.13

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Fact Friday: Plans Fail When You Focus on Multiple Goals

Fact Friday Productivity Statistics“When you’ve got a goal in mind, research shows that it works to have a specific plan in place to achieve it. But that may not be the case when you’re trying to achieve several goals at once…researchers found that for people with just one goal, having a plan in place helped them to accomplish it. But that planning didn’t help the people who had to accomplish six goals.”

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Planning Is Less Effective When You’re Juggling Multiple Goals: Study | | 5.19.12


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Use The “Clean Computer Calendar” by @SingleHop to Clean Up Digital Clutter

Clean Up Digital Clutter

*This post was updated September 10, 2015.

I was recently sent this Clean Computer Calendar and thought it was worth sharing with you!

It’s a great guide to follow from SingleHop (a cloud computing company) in order to conquer that digital clutter in a short amount of time. I’ve explained some of their advice in more detail below and added a few of my own tips. Happy digital organizing!

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Make Reading Easier With @ReadItForMe

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*This post was updated September 10, 2015.

Do you like to read? I know you probably DO read, but do you actually LIKE it? I’m going to be really honest. I don’t like reading. I never did.

Maybe it’s the back and forth motion of my eyes, but I fall asleep almost immediately. Then, I don’t remember what I read and have to read it again.  So, I get frustrated, and declare, “I hate reading!”

That said, I’m very aware that personal growth and business development go hand in hand with reading. Even with all of the video and audio learning options out there now, the written word cannot be completely avoided.

That’s when I discovered ReadItFor.Me.

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Fact Friday: Multitasking Decreases Productivity


Fact Friday Productivity Statistics“A Realization study shows multitasking can result in a productivity loss of up to 40 percent. In the absence of multitasking, there was a 59.8 percent average increase in the number of projects completed and a 35.5 percent reduction in the time it took to complete a project.

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‘There’s No Such Thing As Multitasking’ | | 1.7.2015


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