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January 5, 2010

How to Use Harvest Time Management Software for Writers

Writers need to manage their time effectively – and knowing how to use Harvest Time Management Software can be just what writers need. In fact, time management can make or break a writing career. These tips for writers are based on project software called Harvest, which is designed to help writers use their time well.

“As a freelance copywriter, I often work on multiple projects simultaneously,” says Karen Marcus, M.A. “In order to honor budgets, invoice my clients accurately, and gain insights for future estimates, I track my time on each project. Until recently, I used a form that I created in Word. But, analyzing the data meant I had to spend time crunching numbers. I started looking around for an automated system that could track my hours and provide reports on the time I was spending. I took advantage of the free trial offers from Cashboard and Basecamp, but eventually settled on Harvest, which I found to be user-friendly and have the appropriate features for my needs.”

If procrastination is your problem, click Eat That Frog! 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time – it’s one of my husband’s favorite time management books. Your goal as a writer is to make your time profitable — and either books or software can help with that.

In this guest post, Marcus shares her tips for using this time management software.

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