Multiplying time (I wish) 23:00 on Tuesday
One of the problems anyone working for hire will probably face is that often there’s no way to predict when work will come in. It’s quite easy to take care of this problem financially, but time allocation can be more puzzling.
During the last week or two I have had to face this problem in quite a concrete way, with three client projects starting off and two requests for proposals coming in simultaneously. Each of the projects has been on the radar for a long time, the oldest since January. Add to this my hobby projects (namely Softys) and time management starts to feel like juggling.
Although I would be happy to invoice for four projects at the same time, there’s only one of me and I need to divvy up my time. Any ideas or best practices how to handle a situation like this?