So, you’re a new freelancer — perhaps even an intermediate one by now — but you’re so caught up in getting “real work” done that you’ve not paid much attention to the processes you havein place for dealing with the administrivia and business management. Few people think about this stuff early on, because they are either trying to please their first clients with great work, or sitting by the phone waiting for a prospect to appear. But now that you’ve got some jobs done and the money’s coming in fairly steadily, it’s time to start looking at optimizing your business processes and better yet, where possible, automating them.

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Joel Falconer is the founder of public relations company Methodic Studios and publishes the gaming blog StartFrag. You can follow him on Twitter.

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