Mike: Coming up on Standard Time® we’re talking freelancing, we’re talking consulting, we’re talking billable and non-billable time right now. Mike with Standard Time back with Ray White of Scoutwest the developers of Standard Time. Ray, as a freelancer I have billable time, I have non-billable time but I want to log all of that. How do I do that in Standard Time?
Ray: You want to make sure all of your time is collected. Whether your billing that to a client or not; whether it shows up on an invoice. You want to make sure that that time is logged. Let’s look at how to do that. What you’re seeing in the timesheet are time logs, that’s really the place to start. The numbers that you see here represent time logs. If I click on the time log tab you see these represented in a list; it’s a little different than in the timesheet. If you go to the timesheet and click on one of these those are time logs. Go down here and click on notes and detail you will see that each one of these has a billable and a billed check box. If you’re billing time you would check that and that’s going to end up on an invoice when you bill that client. If you don’t bill the time you can just uncheck that and you’ll know where your time is spent.
I’m going to switch over to the project tasks tab, open up one of these. You’ll notice that each one of those has a billable or non-billable check box. You can basically determine for each task whether it’s billable or not. You know that those tasks show up in the timesheet if you want to charge time or log time to a non-billable task you simply put it into that. Or billable task will automatically set that flag that we saw earlier when we went to notes and details. Really that’s all you have to do.
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