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Questions tagged [time-tracking]

Time-tracking is the process of recording the passage of time spent per project or task. The data is often collected to support accurate client billing, and to provide management data for making operational decisions to increase productivity and reduce labor costs.

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How do time tracking application for software development freelancer work? [closed]

I would like to understand how these companies who claim keeping track of the time a freelancer works on a project do their job. So far, I have learned that some just offer a timer in their app next ...
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Do you bill for time waiting for client to respond within a single shift/day?

I do motion graphics and editing. A lot of my "time" is waiting for the client to respond to the last version I sent, or to answer a question about how to proceed. Client is claiming I should only ...
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I hired a freelancer on hourly pay. How do I control how many hours he worked?

The freelancer I hired reports me directly on the number of hours he spent working on my project, but there is no way I can verify the actual time he spent. The work he does includes working on a ...
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Time reporting app

I'm looking for a good time reporting app that possibly could be combined with several external partners. Say I have project A I want to report on. Now I want my client to see all time invested in ...
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What free software are you using for bookkeeping? Why? [closed]

As a freelancer, FreshBooks has traditionally been the 800-pound gorilla but waht other programs are people using the track jobs and revenue (assuming that you are small enough still that you aren't ...
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How many hours do you bill per week? per day? [closed]

I'm trying to figure out equivalent hourly rate for freelancer job comparing to office job. As freelancer you usually bill only real working hours(without breaks). So having full load with hourly job ...
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Am I free to bill the time when preparing for the work?

The question is based on the following: should freelancing be considered somewhat like a full-time office job or not. If yes, then you are free to charge clients, when, for example, you are preparing ...
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How do I know my freelance team working at home?

I am a Freelance web designer and developer with a small team of freelancer. I had an office for last three years. But I felt that as a Freelancer I can do better work. So I hired various team members ...
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Desktop software for time tracking

Unfortunately I often have situation that I often need to go to another task or stop working for a while. That's why I need time tracking software. I prefer desktop software for Windows with one-time ...
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Client requests for extensive task information when invoicing

I've got a long term client that I'm currently on a 15hr a week arrangement with for a flat monthly rate with the general understanding of about 3hrs a day, with flexibility on managing that. Since ...
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Should I bill my clients for bathroom breaks or other various interruptions?

I use Toggl for time tracking, and I'm pretty diligent about starting a new task for pretty much every thing I'm working on. Recently, while working at home, I had to use the restroom, and afterwards ...
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how does hourly system work? How does the client know how many hours we worked? [duplicate]

How does the client get to know how many hours we worked if I work at my place? Even if I am ethical, and don't fake my number of hours, how can I help the client believe it?
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How to charge for a iOS project on function/feature basis or for complete app or hourly basis [duplicate]

I am an iOS Developer. I have just started the freelancing and this is my first project for the client. My client is from India and me too. My client has given a checklist of features to me that he ...
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Shall I count my management work hours if I outsource the project?

The questions is simple. I am outsourcing a project which I cannot handle. And I am taking percentage on every hour my contractor worked. I am closely monitoring this project and do all project ...
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How to convince the client that you'll report hours truthfully?

When you work from home or from your own office and charge by the hour, sometimes during contract negotiations a new client wants to know how they can trust that you won't add some extra hours to your ...
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Billing on 25, 30-minute increments?

I'm new to freelancing, and I have doubts on how to correctly bill in time increments. While researching about how to measure the time spent on each client, I read that some people do time-dependent ...
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Clients want to track the hours I work for them [closed]

I've been asked to produce a report for clients that shows that I was working on their project for the number of hours that I bill them for. How could that be achieved? The client is familiar with ...
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Tracking hours you are working for clients

When working through the day, I may work on many different projects. Web development is one of the freelancing jobs that I'm sure many people bounce around project to project, or maybe that is just ...