Wage portage and freelance: how to organize yourself every day?

As a supported employee, the self-employed must organize their professional life in total autonomy to get the most possible benefit from their activity and develop their turnover.

Benefit from salaried status while remaining independent

Although taken care of from an administrative point of view by the wage portage company, the ported employee remains dependent on a sound organization to succeed in honoring all the contracts he manages. How can he best organize himself as a freelancer? What are the uses? Overview.

Find a place to work

Starting as a salaried employee requires finding a workplace suitable for the activity. Often, the provision of services does not require stock. So, freelancers usually work from their home. But the line between professional life and personal life is hard to see. For this, giving yourself a space fully dedicated to the exercise of your activity is essential.
It could be:

  • From a home office, in peace;
  • A coworking space;
  • A public place such as a restaurant, café or library.

This workplace can vary from one day to another and depends on the missions to be carried out, the required concentration or the important exchange with customers to carry it out.

Update schedule

Using a paper or online schedule is essential for freelancers juggle between different missions entrusted to it and ensure continuous turnover. For this last point, the freelancer can use the wage portage simulation tool offered by Cegelem and get an idea of ​​the average daily rate or TJM to be invoiced to his clients. From then on, he will know how many days he must work each month to pay himself the desired net salary and adjust his schedule accordingly.

This schedule allows him, among other things, to determine the time allotted to each missionthe distribution of the various tasks to be carried out throughout the week, but also the deadlines to be delivered on time.

The advantage of an online schedule lies in the possibility of share it with freelancer clientsto make it easier to update and allow contacts to select a time slot for possible meetings.

For his own organization, the paid freelancer can have global visibility of his working hours, prioritize urgent, important tasks, etc.

Think about project management tools

The freelancer manages projects, sometimes several at the same time. Project management tools abound on the web these days and have many benefits.

Asana, Trello, Toggl, allow to have an overview of all projects, to receive reminders, to assign tasks to its customers (verification, returns, requests for information, etc.). Toggl, in particular, makes it possible to measure the time devoted to a mission and analyze the results.

Are you profitable in terms of turnover? Did you charge your client enough in terms of time? During your week, do you lose or gain time for some low-value tasks?

As mentioned earlier about the importance of an updated schedule, the freelancer can rely on work methods that have proven themselves gain efficiency and time. The Eisenhower Matrix is ​​one of the most well-known methods for dividing daily tasks into four categories:

  • Urgent and important: do (deliver to his client a job expected for the next day).
  • Urgent but not important: assign (respond to certain e-mails).
  • Not urgent but important: plan (build its visibility on the Internet).
  • Not urgent and not important: delete (scroll through the news feed of a social network).

It’s a prospect

A good organization is also based on the search for customers. The freelancer relies on his missions to survive throughout the year. He also invoices according to an ADR that allows him to cover his expenses throughout the year. and to make up for the times he is not working (holidays, sick leave, weekends, public holidays).

The organization of his working time depends his ability to hope and glimpse new professional opportunities when needed. Because of this, he was able to distribute projects over a long period of time, without having too much pressure to be overloaded or, on the contrary, running out of work.

The advantage of wage portage is obvious: the freelancer devotes his time to his activity, to tasks with high added value, while the wage portage company takes care of the administration, which can take a large amount of time for freelancers.

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