How to plan your day effectively as a freelancer

As freelancers having and executing the right plan can define our success, so how do you plan your days?

Juan Cruz Martinez
10 min readNov 28, 2022


Many freelancers feel busy, overwhelmed, and stuck in a cycle of constantly doing, doing, doing.

When you’re working for yourself, working 9 to 5 goes out the window sometimes, and there is always more to do!
There are a thousand ways to optimize your productivity. Experts and gurus have built systems and created apps to help you become more productive.

Different systems, hacks, books, and apps work well for different people. Your unique situation and skillset will determine which of these works best for you.

So, although I can recommend various systems, you’ll have to try different ones until you find the perfect one for you.

Today, instead of suggesting a system, I want to share universal principles of effective work with you so that you can plan your day effectively as a freelancer.

Effective ≠ productive

People get these ideas confused. Often they look and feel similar. After all, if you are doing a lot of things, aren’t you being effective?



Juan Cruz Martinez

I stream, blog, and make youtube videos about tech stuff. I love coding, I love React, and I love building stuff!