How to Make Your Upwork To-Do List Work for You

Having a to-do list is one of the most important things for any freelance worker. This is because it helps you to manage your time properly and complete tasks in advance. Upwork offers various opportunities both for employers and workers by simply connecting them together. Whether you are a worker or an employer, a to-do list is necessary. However, having a to-do list is not enough. You need to create ways of sailing through your to-do list.

Tips of how to make your to-do list effective

Capture everything

This doesn’t necessarily mean memorizing every task that you are planning to work on. A few years ago we were told by David Allen (creator of GTD Method) never to try to do that but rather write everything down. Why should you do that? This is because of the psychological Zeigernik Effect which makes it impossible to forget tasks that are due.

Define your priorities

It’s very hard to predict how your day will go unless you are an angel. As an Upwork freelancer, it is important that you know which tasks appear more important and urgent than others and allocate them time accordingly. This means even if something urgent comes up you will be able to know which task to finish first.

The batch process

Most factories use this method in where similar tasks are cabbed together. You can as well apply the same to on your to-do list. For example, if you have several phone calls to make, you can create a task and assign tags to them using a tagging feature in ClickUp.


How often do you delegate work? Is it through email, slack, or through which method? The problem with this kind of delegation is that you and your colleague can easily forget some tasks. The best way is to create a task or sub-task and do the assigning.

In general, Upwork offers numerous opportunities for both workers and employers. What is important as a worker is to have a written to-do list and understand how to use it effectively. A to-do list is important because it helps you to be more organized.