I quit my job as an insurance agent in 2011 to freelance full-time.
During my first year of self-employment I made very little money but somehow still managed to stay “really busy.”
That’s because I was busy in all the wrong areas. I spent hundreds of hours building and tweaking my website, writing blog posts and yes going to meetings!
You would think after leaving Corporate America I would have learned that most meetings are a complete waste of time.
But sometimes I’m a slow learner.
Because 6 years ago my calendar was full of meetings. I was so desperate to make a living freelancing that I would talk to anyone who gave me a chance.
I did it in the name of “prospecting and networking” of course. But the truth is 95% of those meetings I should never have taken. These were not people in a position to hire me. They were just nice and willing to talk.
If you’re a freelancer trying to find a good way to calculate your hourly rate then the video below is for you.
In it I show you how I use a free app called Toggl to track my time. I walk you through the exact process I use whenever I start a new project and show you how to run daily, weekly and annual reports to see where you’re spending your time.