Whether you’re an author, designer, filmmaker, or any other type of freelancer, Evernote is the perfect tool to help you manage projects and keep you creatively thinking about future ones.

Here’s five tips to manage your freelance career with Evernote:

1. Organize Projects

Evernote is a perfect hub to store all the materials needed for any project and manage the many moving parts, deliverables and deadlines. Create a note for each individual project including plans and documentation. By creating tags for each, you can easily find notes related to projects quickly. Add Reminders with due dates to track milestones and deliveries.

2. Share the Knowledge

Whether you work alone, or with a team, Evernote makes it easy to send important information to colleagues or clients with Shared Notebooks.

3. Research

Collect all the elements of your research into one place. With the Evernote Web Clipper, you can easily transfer the information you find from the web directly into Evernote. In addition to saving the interesting things you see online, you can now switch into a reading view, add shapes and annotations to your clips and share your clips on social networks.

4. Record

Use Evernote to record audio conversations, important interviews or feedback sessions with clients. Audio Notes let you focus on what’s happening on the conversation. Afterwards, you can reference the material easily, and share it with others.

5. Never Forget Big Ideas

Freelancers are always looking for their next big project. Evernote is a perfect repository to capture those ideas. Try to save them into Evernote and tag them as ‘story ideas’ so you can rediscover them later. It’s perfect to capture photographs, quick notes and even audio recording, on the go. You never know when your next idea may be your next big pitch.

Evernote Tools You Can Use Right Now

The ScanSnap Evernote Edition Scanner for going paperless.

Skitch for communicating ideas and pointing out what’s important.

Evernote Business Notebooks for sketching ideas and writing notes by hand.

Post-it® Note Camera for capturing inspiration and ideas.

Evernote Web Clipper for capturing research and inspiration from the web.

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