I need my site exactly to be like my competitors, can you do it?
Okay, this article is not about the things that web designers are tired of hearing. This article is actually about a tool that can improve their work.
Yes, we’re talking about time tracking tool.
Now I know, this is not the first time web designers have heard about the time tracking tool, there’s no mystery involved. But, let this article be a small guide to some of the features and tips you can use to flourish your work. We will be talking about some of the time tracking features that web designers can use and optimize their hours in a better way.
Shall we begin?
Don’t leave that timer behind!
Almost every time tracking app offers this feature, yet a very few designers use the timer to record the exact time of a particular activity.
I understand this may not be the most ideal way to work, but you can find out the exact time of a particular task. Finding the exact time of a particular task helps in future planning. Let’s say, you tried the timer for designing a carousel for a website. The timer records 2 hours and a few minutes for this task, from the start to the end.
This gives you an exact idea about how much time it takes to design a carousel. I totally understand the level of complexity can be different every time. But, knowing the exact time will give you a reference line.
The hidden benefits of time tracking
In the previous point, we discussed the use of a timer to find the exact time of each task. Knowing the exact time for each activity helps when designers have multiple tasks on the same day. If you know the exact time for each activity, you can manage your entire day and set up realistic deadlines! You can also set the schedule based on the priority, interest, time consumption, etc.
I don’t know about others, but web designers must know the time management 101. Almost all the agencies are charging their clients on an hourly basis. They even have packages designed based on hours, and the price for each hour is fixed.
For a business that is completely dependent on the productivity of web designers, time tracking should be in a top chart. Knowing the exact task time is quite important, not just for a designer, but for the entire agency.