As a software freelancer/consultant, I don’t sell my time, but my experience, my knowledge, and quality delivered solutions.

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The current industry standard follows measuring and billing work by spent hours, which is really screwed up.

Hourly billing has more disadvantages than anything else — forces every side to deformed attitude. You are simply selling your time, no motivation to do stuff better, faster, to optimize your work, to analyze/think about other approaches (shortcuts), to be better craftsman ==> be more productive. And customers will have a tendency to question your work, to tell you how to do your job, “why…

Mariusz Kotas

Software Craftsman

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