I went Mac a few years back and yes, there’s the cool factor for sure, but, honestly, being Mac-based has increased my productivity. (No more computer churn, not to mention the hours saved just booting up. Seriously.)
Although I occasionally give into a bit of creative laziness, overall I’m a productivity nut—and an avid user of e-tools for list making, efficiency and organization.
And in spite of being paperless as much as possible, there’s one thing I do in my freelance business manually instead of electronically: time tracking.
Oh, sure, I tried using spreadsheets and apps and the like but nothing has been as fast, simple and easy as using a time tracking template.
Because I worked at a top-ranked agency, I learned to track my billable time by client and project.
Here’s how I do it:
When it’s time to invoice at month’s end (or project end, as the case might be), gI rab my time tracking sheet, send out my invoice via Quicken and draw a line across the last total on the sheet, writing the word “billed” and the date billed next to it.
Of course, you may prefer to track electronically or with some other tool. But I will tell you that when I discovered this simple method, it rocked my world.
The point is this: track your time.
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