6 Tips to increase productivity as a busy web designer

It is natural to become overwhelmed as your workload increases.

You may even find yourself struggling with procrastination on the odd occasion.

But sometimes all we need is to develop a structured workflow and a strict schedule…

Does this sound like you?

Don’t worry:

You do not have to undergo any major lifestyle changes to fix your productivity issue.

I have put together a list of techniques to help you become more productive, and you can start implementing them today!

# Productivity Tip 1: Use premade theme layouts

There are only a few factors, which cause procrastination:

It is usually a case where you are unfamiliar with the client’s industry, or…

you may not understand exactly what the client would like based on his/her requirements.

I recommend Divi by Elegant Themes.

Here is the URL to Elegant themes:

(eleganthemes.com)

With Divi you will have access to 20+ premade layouts.

It will allow you to jumpstart your projects in a matter of minutes:

The possibilities with Divi are endless, and it is literally every WordPress web designer’s dream!

In the end, you will have your project completed in less time and your client will be blown away!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

# Productivity Tip 2: Be more flexible and disciplined

Sometimes being too strict can make you slack even more than actually helping you move forward.

In order to have a productive workflow you need to be strict about how you manage your time and tasks, but at the same time, you need to be flexible.

This is key to a successful workflow.

Add a sprinkle of flexibility to your workflow by implementing the following:

• When you feel stuck, take a break. Have something to drink or take a walk to relax your mind.
• Create a to-do list of the tasks that need to be done, prioritize them in order of importance.
• If you set a deadline for a certain task to be completed for the day, and you feel that you are not able to complete it, do not fret, complete it the following day.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#Productivity Tip 3: Calculate how much wasted time is costing you

If you can calculate how much time you waste everyday procrastinating, it can really motivate you to stop your bad habit.

How much money is an hour worth to you?

At the end of each day estimate how many hours you have wasted, then multiply it by the amount of money an hour is worth to you.

So let us say, an hour to you working productively is worth $40, let us say for a given day you wasted 3 hours. ($40 x 3 hours wasted)

You have wasted a total of $120 for one day!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#Productivity Tip 4: Do not try to multitask

This is one tip that I find very useful, I used to find myself in this situation practically every day!

I did not get much work done trying to multi-task…

Did you know that multitasking is physically impossible:

Our brains can only focus on one task at a time.

The idea of multitasking is not really multitasking at all:

It is jumping from one task to the next, doing a bit here doing a bit there, when you check what you have accomplished, you will realize that you haven’t completed anything!

You need to prioritize what needs to be done in order of importance.

Write down how much time it will take to complete the task, and focus on completing one task at a time, that way you will get work done, and not feel like you are at your hopeless end!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#Productivity Tip 5: Eliminate any distractions

Find a distraction-free zone.

In order to do this successfully, you will need to be disciplined:

  • You will need to turn off your phone or put it on silent.
  • Only answer important calls.
  • Do not check emails, only if it is related to the project.
  • Turn off the T.V. Eliminate anything that distracts you from getting your work done.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

`#Productivity Tip 6: Be an excellent communicator

Frequent communication with your client will eliminate a lot of unnecessary frustration and wasted time.

By communicating frequently both you and your client will stay on the same page.

It helps identify any problems early, and it will prevent you from wasting time on a feature which your client may not necessarily want.

It is critical that you take time each week to speak to your client in simple, clear terms so that they understand what they need to do to help keep the project on track.

Conclusion

To wrap it all up, let me go over each tip.

# Productivity Tip 1: Use premade theme layouts

# Productivity Tip 2: Be more flexible and disciplined

#Productivity Tip 3: Calculate how much wasted time is costing you

#Productivity Tip 4: Do not try to multitask

#Productivity Tip 5: Eliminate any distractions

#Productivity Tip 6: Be an excellent communicator

So, what do you think?

Did I leave anything out?

If you would like to add another tip increase productivity as a busy web designer, please share in the comments.

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