Tracking your time as a virtual assistant is such an important piece of your business. I have had a lot of people ask, “what do you use for a timer?” “How do you track your time?”
Tracking is a huge part of business, whether you are tracking your leads, you are tracking your income, or you are tracking your time- all of those things need to be tracked.
You want to track social media, marketing, but how do you track everything?
Obviously for each one of those things there is different ways of tracking.
Tracking your time is very important so you know how much time you are spending on things so you know if you are making the money you need to make.
Personally, I use Freshbooks to track my time. I have been using Freshbooks since 2011 and I really, really like it. It is an invoicing tool, but it also allows you to keep up with your projects in there and how much time you spend on them.
There is a section within Freshbooks called Time Tracking, where there is calendar for the month. You can choose the project, the task and then start the timer. It will log in the hours on the calendar.
There several other time tracking websites:
No matter which tool you choose, it is important to track your time. You want to know how much time you are spending, you want to make sure you are charging people correctly. You want to see how long things take you and to make sure you are being efficient with your time. It will also allow you to set aside a specific amount of time each day to work and to know how fast you can get things done.
Clients will want to know how much time you are spending on something. That way they your client will know how to best use the hours that they purchase from you.