How to portage salary and freelance and manage multiple projects at the same time?
Being a supported employee, in other words a freelancer accompanied by a payroll company, gives a self-employed person many advantages when starting out. On the other hand, starting a salary portage as a freelancer requires being aware of the issues specific to this professional status. Indeed, a freelancer may be required to manage multiple projects simultaneously. So, how to multitask without losing professionalism and efficiency? What tips do you have for freelancers on salary portage when they have multiple clients? Overview.
Benefit from salaried status while remaining independent
Choosing the right job assignments in payroll portage
First, a freelancer on a salary portage must choose their work assignments carefully. Generally, he sets himself an average daily rate (ADR) to achieve a certain turnover and pay himself the net salary he hopes to earn. This TJM therefore defines the number of missions that need to be completed in a year or month to generate an annual salary that meets the freelancer’s expectations. TJM calculation simulators are available on the CEGELEM website.
Thus, the mobile worker can choose the most interesting and also the most profitable labor contracts to fulfill! A single job assignment can cover all his financial needs. If not, then he should be working on some concert projects. For this, he must also be able to determine whether the mission requires daily work and regular exchanges with the client company. In this case, the freelancer knows that this mission will need to be completed during the day, and he should plan for hours when he can interact with the client. If he can manage with complete autonomy and deliver the work on the agreed date, he can work on this mission whenever he wants.
Knowing how to say no for the good of your business
Another important tip for juggling multiple projects with a support worker: knowing how to say no. This is one of the benefits of freelancer status that is further supported by a payroll carrier company. The structure is required to offer tasks to the freelancer as he manages a portfolio of interested clients.
Knowing the TJM to be achieved during the year, as well as the work capacity for a day and a week, the freelancer can choose his missions and therefore refuse some.
If he refuses, there are many reasons:
- The mission requires too much investment considering the missions already in progress;
- The reward is not enough;
- The project is not within the scope of the payroll freelancer;
- The project is not just about the mobile worker.
Independently, this freedom of choice is a luxury! Provided, of course, that you can opt out of certain missions, as turnover allows. Rejecting with kindness and respect does not mean that the rejected customer is abandoning the company! Instead, stay open to future opportunities.
Estimate the working time required to complete the mission
To be effective, the supported worker must know his work capacity, that is, estimate the time needed to complete the work mission.
By analyzing his schedule, scheduled working days, ongoing missions, the difficulty of the proposed mission, the constraints associated with it, the freelancer can give a deadline to his client.
The goal is to offer a realistic and achievable work delivery deadline, especially if there are many ongoing professional contracts! In this way, you allow the client to project himself more easily. If you can get the job done quickly, so much the better! Otherwise, the proposed date should allow working on the project properly, in good conditions.
Prepare an action plan and schedule
Then, working on multiple projects requires you to constantly be sharp-minded about them for the good of the business. Make a daily to-do list for this!
It is important to have time slots each week dedicated to a specific mission. To find your way better, you only need to follow one color code: project, a certain color.
Then, mission by mission, hand out tasks to be completed throughout the week! Either you decide that the time intervals for creating a diary are always the same, or you are flexible and schedule the most complex tasks when you are most efficient in your day.
This schedule, this list of tasks, makes it easier for you to visualize the amount of work to be done without feeling overwhelmed or stressed. By breaking each task into several mini-programs, you can be more efficient, moving day by day at a steady pace while moving from one project to another as the task is completed.
Also, for this, you should always know your working time and ability to perform some action at a certain time. A payroll company can help an employee get organized in the first place thanks to the workshops offered, as well as the expertise of other freelancers! In addition, the FEPS association was created to better support independent professionals in fulfilling their advisory profession.
Keep clients informed of project progress
Finally, being organized with the help of a schedule, planning your work tasks in advance are elements that allow you to maintain good relations with clients and consider new collaborations with payroll portage and corporate clients.
A worker who is transported in this way demonstrates reliability! Wait for their request, be aware of every step taken… So they can better visualize themselves, where the project is! They can trust you because you keep them updated on mission progress and meet deadlines.
Freelancer status requires organization from the start of the wage carrier status. This is the key word a freelancer needs to carry out all professional projects with client companies. To do this, knowing his abilities, skills, efficiency, as well as keeping a daily schedule and list of tasks allows the freelancer to achieve his goals and the goals of his clients.
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