Marking Time

How do you keep time?

Count Up timer
A Count Up Timer is a must!!

I had a very interesting interaction with a client this week that had me thinking:

  • What?! My time is worth SOMETHING!!!
  • I need a new gig!!!

This particular interaction was all about time with a subtle inference that I was not accurately billing the client.

Subtle.

But this was the third time in about two months where I was pulled into explaining how I keep time. I have been at this long enough that I no longer DEFEND how I keep time. It is what it is. But now I am tired EXPLAINING  it.

So this blog post and the accompanying contract addendum are going to help me NEVER to have to visit this again.

Hope springs eternal.

I have two types of projects Рfixed price and hourly.  No surprises there. Du jour for freelancing.

I am not going to talk about how I set fixed prices. I am going to explain how I track time for my hourly projects.

For hourly project :

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