Manual Time Tracking for hourly projects
Milestone Payments are automatically generated depending on a freelancer’s tracked hours using the Freelancer Desktop App. However, freelancers can still also manually track hours, especially if completing the project requires being away from a computer.
Freelancers: manually tracking hours
1. Go to Tracking tab of the project’s page.
2. On the Tracked Time section, click Track time.
3. Enter the number of hours you worked for (maximum of 10 hours) and the Start date of when those hours were rendered.
4. Click Track.
Manually tracked hours will be paid each week (if automatic billing is enabled), along with the hours tracked using the Desktop App.
Deleting manually tracked hours will be possible as long as the Milestone Payment for it has not yet been generated.
Employers: understanding your freelancer's tracked hours
On your project page, you will be able to see your freelancer’s tracked hours under the Tracking tab.
Hours tracked using the Desktop App are presented in a solid color, while manually tracked hours have white stripes. In the example below, four hours were automatically tracked by the Desktop App last week and three hours this week were manually tracked.
Manually-tracked hours will be included in automatically-generated Milestone Payments if you have your weekly billing set up. Every Milestone Payment comes with an invoice. Having them all in one invoice makes it easier for you to keep track of what you are paying.