How do you keep time?
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.
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 – fixed 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 :