I’ve talked in previous issues about how I organize my work as a freelancer, using tools such as Toggl, Google Drive and handwritten to do lists. Previously, I’ve used Google Sheets to track my pitches, assignments, press hits and branded work each year. This year, though, I decided to finally give Notion a try in both my personal and professional life.
We’re nearing the end of Q1 and I can honestly say I’m obsessed with using Notion as a project management tool. It’s been really great to have all of this information in one, neat app that I can easily utilize on my laptop and phone.
In my “Freelance Planner” inside Notion, I’ve created a main business page to track my income and annual project goals, then I’ve recreated my Google Sheets assignments tracker using a modified version of this
template. I’ve added some new pages, too, including one to track my time off and one that keeps track of any client info I might need (payment terms, accounting contact, rate range, etc.)
I’m happy to go into more details about these templates, if it will be helpful to y'all. And, I’d LOVE to know how other self-employed people are using Notion for their businesses. I know there are a lot of assets to the app that I’ve yet to discover.