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5 Ways to Use Time-Tracking Data to Improve Your Freelance Business

Time is your most valuable resource as a freelancer, and it always seems that there’s never enough. With several online tools to choose from, freelancers and other soloprenueurs are increasingly turning to time-tracking apps to record their billable hours. But there are some other, less obvious ways to use time-tracking data to improve the way you run your business. Here are five of the best.



#1: Avoid Overbooking Yourself

Freelancers often use their…

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Added by Kelly Drill on March 4, 2013 at 2:52pm — No Comments

Hiring a Developer: How to Get the Most Bang for Your Buck

Reviewing bids from multiple developers? Be sure you’re comparing apples to apples. I recently started a discussion about the differences between fixed-price bids and estimates; but there are other factors to consider when selecting a partner for your web project, and we wanted to touch on some of those as well.

If you want a website for your business, you’ll be faced with a lot of choices like building it yourself, asking a friend…

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Added by Kelly Drill on February 6, 2013 at 12:27pm — No Comments

Price vs. Value: Understanding Estimates for Development Work

Want to build a custom web app? Looking to create a website for your business? Cost will be an important consideration, and you’ll probably request bids from two or more firms. But before you sign on the dotted line, be sure you understand a) the risks behind the prices quoted; and b) how those risks might affect the outcome and cost of your project.

Most web design and development firms present quotes (or proposals) in one of two ways: as a fixed bid or an estimate. Here’s what you…

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Added by Kelly Drill on January 7, 2013 at 1:40pm — No Comments

Are You Missing Out on Customers? Why You Need a Mobile Site

Considering a mobile site for your business? You probably should. Internet users are increasingly accessing the Web via mobile devices. In the five short years since the iPhone hit the market, more than half of US consumers have purchased a smartphone. Of those smartphone owners, the vast majority regularly use their phones to access the Internet. Having a mobile site allows you to serve the needs of both mobile and desktop users while…

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Added by Kelly Drill on January 3, 2013 at 1:09pm — No Comments

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