If you haven’t started time tracking yet, I encourage you to start today. There’s no time like the present. This has not only improved my writing lately, but also improved my business.
Time tracking is something that I used to do all the time. It helped me stay on track with everything that I had to do during the day and make sure that I only worked the hours that I needed to. But like a lot of things, I fell out of the habit of it. Maybe I didn’t get it set enough as a habit or maybe I didn’t appreciate how important it was.
It was a business coach who reminded me about time tracking. In fact, she provided the tracking sheet. I printed it off and got straight to it. I even started in the middle of the day because I knew how important it was to boost my writing skills and business.
Since starting the time tracking again a few weeks ago, I’ve been able to track my hourly rate more effectively. I can now split it between my client work and the residual income–because it really isn’t fair tracking client pay in with my own blog work, which can take me hours extra. It isn’t fair to include it in with TV recaps that I make residual money from. Now I have a better idea over the amount I’m working a day and whether it’s worth it. Sure enough, it’s definitely been worth it.
I get so much more done through the day. My writing is quicker but still on point. I’ve stopped procrastinating, so I’m actually working when I should be. My writing business has gained a boost that it needed.
I share more about time tracking and writing in this YouTube video.
So, if you haven’t started time tracking yet, I really encourage you to do it. It’s so simple to do. All you need is a table with the time you start and the activity that you do! You’ll soon find that you spend fewer hours wasted on Facebook and more hours on your business.
Do you track your time? Are you going to start? Feel free to leave a comment below about time tracking and improving your writing.