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Top 5 Reasons To Use ClickUp—A Freelancer’s Take

Gustaff Navelli ClickUp Guest Blog

Gustaff Naveli is a Social Media and Content Specialist at Youpal Group.


You’re missing a lot as a freelancer if you’re not using ClickUp yet. 

First of all, you’re wasting time, and second, you’re probably using a tool that doesn’t cater to all your business needs. There is an easier way to simplify and organize all your work in one place using ClickUp.

In April 2020, I got my first international job as a freelance business writer, and to be sincere, I had no idea or knowledge of productivity apps. Apart from writing blogs and sharing with locals in my country (Kenya), it didn’t occur to me that there was an easier way of collaborating with employers beyond my comfort zone. I hope you don’t laugh while reading this!

I was introduced to ClickUp by my supervisor, and it became the first productivity app I’ve ever used.

But guess what?

I found it interesting and easy to manage! It enabled me to keep track of all my tasks, my team members, and update my progress while getting reminders of every deadline. Wow! I had no idea I was missing out on all of this.

With that said, ClickUp is what every freelancer needs. Whether you’re starting or are an established name in the freelancing space, you have a lot to benefit from by switching to ClickUp. This article will discuss how to get started and the benefits you will get as a freelancer.

Get Started with ClickUp

Your productivity highly depends on how efficiently you can handle all your tasks without wasting time.

So let me ask you; are you the type of freelancer that has to check the emails, tasks, projects, reminders, favorites, and manage your time using different apps? 

Good news; there is a simpler way of doing this in one tool. 

That’s where ClickUp comes in.

It’s a cloud productivity tool that extends to desktop and mobile apps. Therefore, you can access it anywhere and on any device like Android, Mac, Linus, or Windows. It also provides a single platform with 1000+ integrations for time tracking, cloud storage, developers, calendar, and many more.

To start using ClickUp, all you have to do is sign up. There are various plans for freelancers, such as the Free Forever Plan, Unlimited Plan, Business Plan, Business Plus, and Enterprise Plan. The Free Forever Plan is completely free, and freelancers get access to up to 100MB storage, unlimited tasks, unlimited members, and two-factor authentication.

“You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.”- Wayne Gretzky

So start shooting your shots and try using ClickUp today. 

Why You Need ClickUp as Your Freelancing Productivity Tool

Apart from startups, small businesses, and Fortune 500 companies, ClickUp is also designed for freelancers. It focuses on removing the inefficiencies and frustrations caused by other project management tools to increase freelancers’ productivity.

The goal is to ensure you save time by making all your project management easier and simpler. ClickUp uses a Hierarchy that freelancers can set and label all their tasks for easy tracking and execution.

It provides freelancers with the workspace you can use to represent your organization, company, or website. Therefore, you can create one workspace to represent all your freelancing gigs and have an easy overview of all the projects.

At the top of the hierarchy are the Spaces which you can label to represent different freelancing gigs. It gives you a rough idea of all the work you have on your plate. After that, you can further break it down into various Lists to represent different clients or projects and then group them into respective Folders.

It’s not mandatory to have the Folders. However, you can create them to categorize a list of projects based on your specifications. Finally, we have the task that represents the specifics of what you are supposed to do as a freelancer.

The Hierarchy makes it easy for freelancers to keep track of their work, and in addition to that, below are five exclusive features you can access using ClickUp.

1. Two-factor Authentication

In the current world where everybody’s privacy seems to be at stake, ClickUp provides you with a way to protect your team and clients. Using the two-factor authentication, you can add a security layer that will guarantee you peace of mind knowing that all the sensitive projects are safe.

For freelancers, The Free Forever Plan can help strengthen the security by using the time-based one-time passwords, while those with the Business Plan can use the SMS Text message.

2. Multi-Task Toolbar

With the Multitask Toolbar, freelancers can quickly and easily manage various tasks with just a few clicks. It allows you to make changes in bulk by selecting the task at once and executing instantly. ClickUp eliminates the tedious process of selecting tasks one by one. You can also use the Multitask Toolbar to set watchers, set assignees, and execute other bulk actions.

Multitask toolbar in ClickUp

Using the Multitask Toolbar in ClickUp to make bulk actions

3. Manage your emails and work in one place

ClickUp allows freelancers to send and receive mails while managing their work in one place. The platform allows you to compose and reply directly without going to your email app. For freelancers working as a team, you can add attachments to various tasks and tag your team members to keep the communication flowing.

Instead of switching from one tab to another while working, integrate any email account such as Gmail, Outlook, IMAP, or Office 365. Stay ahead of your freelancing game by organizing and fast-tracking your email communication today.

4. Ability to build ClickUp Forms

What you do as a freelancer depends on the clients’ information and guidelines. ClickUp allows you to collect all the information you need and then turn it into a task. Imagine all that in one place. 

Create different forms using the drag and drop procedure; you don’t need coding knowledge to use it and configure your form responses. You can never go wrong with ClickUp.

Creating a Custom Form in ClickUp

5. Ability to invite a Guest

Unlike the traditional offices where you call in your clients for a meeting to discuss their project, ClickUp allows freelancers to bring clients to their digital workspace. It’s one of the coolest features and the biggest time saver you can ever ask for as a freelancer. It allows clients to know the progress of their project and interact with you directly.

Conclusion

ClickUp for freelancers provides dozens of features to help you boost your productivity and maintain contact with your clients.

ClickUp is among the essentials that freelancers need to grow their careers and maintain their creativity.

It enables you to protect your work using two-factor authentication, manage various tasks using a multi-task bar, manage your emails in one place, customize forms that suit your audience, and invite clients for a discussion about their projects.

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