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fretting about clients, exercising, website, etc
looking for guidance on how to spend time; how much should be paid work
9am-12am day, 6h paid time. Too much time spent communicating (emails, calls, skype, etc)
Managing a contractor is time-intensive
wary of employing people too early
"bill for more": meetings, maintenance, etc.
lots of task-switching/context switching on 2-10min tasks. Feels like a loss.
some are using time-tracking with small granularity (start when open an email, stop when closing)
"I picked the wrong career" -> doesn't like sitting in chair all day.
on-site days are longer
laptop so hot person was worried it was going to overheat
been in one spot for 6 hours, then feels like they can't look at screen another minute
infrequent work, short notice, short deadline. "work until it's finished"
"seed planting is valuable, but how much time should I spend on things?"
"goes crazy" without a change of scenery
doesn't know how to bill higher rates ($60-90/h)
"chores" are last on the totem pole because clients might not wait
not sure how many hours is appropriate for any given thing
trouble managing small amounts of work (5 min here, 10 there) and figuring out how to bill for it. Ended up batching.
doing coaching/consulting *for free*. doesn't want to charge for being a resource
"not nearly enough" -> can't find clients?
What should I bill for as a freelancer?
Should freelancers bill for X
responding to emails
How to reduce hours worked without reducing income?
Implementing support retainer contracts for freelancers
Is time tracking worth it as a freelancer?
Should freelancers track time?
How to avoid time tracking
Avoiding low-quality clients by avoiding time tracking
Time tracking: the more granular the worse off you are
Should clients get their own issue tracker?
Why JIRA sucks for freelancers and what to use instead
Exercise routines for desk bound freelancers
Opening up your hips after sitting all day