Nothing ever really takes “just one quick minute”. In fact, it seems hardly worth it to track small tasks such as, jotting down meeting minutes or answering an email (or two). ;)
Small tasks can be annoying to track, and even though they don’t seem to be worth much, they still come with a price.
The truth is, if you’re not tracking even the small stuff, you’re leaving money on the table.
But you don’t have to! Noko’s got your back.
Noko uses minimum billing increments to make sure you’re correctly compensated the many small interruptions you have throughout the day.
Minimum billing increments are standard in many industries because they help account for the actual cost of switching from task to task.
Noko starts you off with a default billing increment of 15 minutes. That means if you log 3 minutes or 8 minutes, it’ll be entered as 15 minutes.
If you’re thinking that you wouldn’t charge for a 3 minute task, you’re not alone.
But keep this in mind: When you don’t track all those extra little bells and whistles, your client has no idea how much work your results actually take.
Using a minimum billing increment keeps your clients (and you) from undervaluing your time. :)
And if 15 minutes isn’t the right billing increment for you—No problem! You can customize billing increments for each of your projects in the “Projects” Tab, OR you can set an account wide billing increment in the “Plans + Billing” Tab. (For example, many lawyers bill in 1/10th of hours, so you can set the increment to 6 minutes if you want that!) Check out this video which shows you how you can change pilling increment account wide or per project!
If you don’t bill 10 minutes here and 5 minutes there, you’ll lose several hours before you even know it. Let Noko do the work for you, and you’ll be charging the right amount for the value you’re providing!