I'm curious to know what is the most hours you've spent on a contract for a client.
Also is there a way to tell how many hours you've spent on a project in illustrator? Would is say anywhere number of hours? I know it will tell you when it was created and the last time you worked on it but hours would be good too.
There are tons of online time tracking tools like harvest. I'm sure you could find somthign to help you out. Just need to be on top of opening and closing the project timer as your working. Not to diffcult once you get used to it.
number of hours shouldn't be the only factor in the job budget.
unless you've specifically taken on a job at an hourly rate.if that's the case..... buy a cheap time clock and don't charge the clientfor any time you wander off anywhere physically, mentally or cyberly )..