Are you getting paid enough on client projects?

Are you getting paid enough on client projects?  - http://www.seo-writer.com Avatar Posted by amabaie under Strategy
From http://www.seo-writer.com 1818 days ago
Made Hot by: thecorneroffice on July 22, 2015 3:18 pm
Do you track your time for client projects? Should you? And if so, how best to do it? Tracking the time you spend on a client’s project might be easy for you. Or it could be a nightmare. The more a person works in a silo, the easier it is. The more a person multi-tasks, the harder it is.





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Written by HeatherStone
1818 days ago

David,

As a side point here, I think you're absolutely right about charging for the project rather than for your time being a viable option -- though I know some people will adamantly disagree with this. One caveat I would add, though. I think, if you charge by the project, it is very important to make sure that the project parameters are very clearly defined. Otherwise, you could very easily end up in an open ended relationship with a client in which you end up spending much more of your time and resources than you ever intended -- great for the client but bad for you.



Written by amabaie
1817 days ago

Agreed! In fact, when we do book contracts, we give a range of words, so that if the client wants a lot more words, we need to re-negoiate the contract. And although we know there will be some research to do in any writing project, we include an hourly rate for research beyond a minimum, defined at our discretion, which places the onus on the client to either get us the information or pay extra for research (which could become a bottomless pit of time).



Written by clickfire
1818 days ago

Nice point, Heather. That's about the only time I feel good about quoting hourly, to insulate against open endedness.



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