Salary portage and freelance, how to manage several projects at the same time?
Being a supported employee, in other words, freelance accompanied by a payroll company, provides many advantages to the self-employed person when he launches his activity. On the other hand, starting as a freelancer on wage portage requires awareness of the issues inherent in this professional status. In fact, a freelancer may need to manage several projects at the same time. How, therefore, to carry out several cases at the same time without losing professionalism and efficiency? What are tips for freelancers on wage portage when they have many clients? Overview.
Benefit from salaried status while remaining independent
Choosing the right wage portage job assignments
First, the wage portage freelancer must choose his work assignments carefully. Basically, he sets himself an average daily rate (ADR) to achieve a certain turnover and pay himself the net salary he expects. This TJM determines, therefore, the number of missions needed to be carried out during the year or month in order to generate an annual salary that meets the freelancer’s expectations. TJM calculation simulators exist on the CEGELEM site.
Thus, the employee brought in can choose the most interesting employment contracts to execute but also the most profitable! A job assignment can cover all his financial needs. If this is not the case, he should do some concert projects. For this, he must also determine if a mission requires daily work, regular exchange with the client company. In this case, the freelancer knows that this mission has to be carried out during the day, and he should schedule it for times when client interactions are possible. If he can manage it with total autonomy and deliver the work on the agreed date, he can work if he wants to on this mission.
Know how to say no for the good of your business
Another important tip for taking on several projects at once as a supported employee: know how to say no. This is one of the advantages of freelance status, which is further supported by a wage portage company. The structure is necessary to offer freelancer assignments as it manages a portfolio of interested clients.
By knowing the TJM that can be achieved throughout the year, also by knowing his working capacity for a day and a week, the freelancer is able to choose his missions and therefore give up some.
If he gives up, the reasons are many:
- The mission requires too much investment because of the missions already underway;
- Inadequate compensation;
- The project is not covered by the freelancer’s ability to wage portage;
- The project is not of interest to the brought employee.
As an independent, this freedom of choice is a luxury! Granted of course, to be able to refuse some missions as turnover allows it. Rejection, by showing kindness and respect, does not mean giving up on the company of the client being rejected! On the contrary, stay open to future opportunities.
Anticipate the working time required to perform the mission
To be effective, a supported employee must know his work capacity, that is, estimate the time required to perform the work mission.
By analyzing his schedule, the planned work days, the missions in progress, the difficulty of the proposed mission, the obstacles associated with it, the freelancer can give his client a deadline.
The aim is to propose a deadline for the delivery of work that is realistic and achievable, especially if there are many professional contracts in progress! This way, you allow the client to project themselves more easily. The sooner you can do the job, the better! Otherwise, the proposed date should allow you to work on the project properly, in good condition.
Set up an action plan and schedule
Then, working on multiple projects requires constantly being smart about them for the good of the business. For this, design a list of tasks to do each day!
Having time slots each week dedicated to a specific mission is important. To better find your way around, all you have to do is follow a color code: a project, a specific color.
Then, mission after mission, distribute the tasks to be performed throughout the week! Either you decide that the time slots are always the same to create a task, or you are flexible and schedule the most complex tasks when you are most effective in your day.
This schedule, this list of tasks, allows you to more easily see the extent of the work to be done without being overwhelmed by anxiety or stress. By breaking down each assignment into multiple mini-programs, you can become more efficient, progressing day by day at a steady pace, while moving from one project to another as soon as the task is complete. .
Also, for this, you should always know your working time and your ability to perform an action at a given time. The wage portage company can help the employee get settled first, thanks to the workshops offered but also to the experience of other freelancers! In addition, the FEPS union was created to better support independent professionals in the exercise of their consulting profession.
Keep clients informed of project progress
Finally, being organized with the help of a schedule, planning your work tasks in advance, are all elements that allow you to maintain good relations with customers and consider new collaborations with wage portage and corporate clients.
This way, the brought employee shows reliability! Anticipate their request, let them know every step taken… That way, they can better visualize themselves, where the project is! They are able to trust you because you keep them informed about mission progress and meet your deadlines.
The status of freelance in the status of wage portage requires organization from the beginning of the activity. This is the key word required for the freelancer to execute all professional projects at client companies. To do this, knowing his abilities, his skills, his efficiency, but keeping a daily schedule and a list of tasks allows the freelance salaried employee to achieve his goals and of his clients.
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