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This is a great idea, one that splits the difference between headhunting and consulting.
Too bad their isn't a comparable Nanodegree for design skills.
Looks like their purchase of Macaw is being put to good use.
I've used a ton of time-tracking tools and the one I like the most is Toggl.
The main reason? Task-based tracking. As a freelancer, my clients typically don't care about when I worked on something, just how many total hours it took. With Toggl, I can start and stop a task multiple times over multiple days and each time, Toggl will update so that I don't have to keep reentering a task for each date, or worse, taking a single task and entering the hours on multiple days in a weekly timesheet grid view.
It also has good team functionality, which I've used when I've brought in a subcontractor on a project too.
(Incidentally, I would actually prefer a pure task-based system that would accrue time for a single task over multiple days, like I used to have with a tweaked version of TaskFreak, but Toggl also has idle detection and better exports and team functionality, so I switched)
Arguing about specs and questioning whether or not someone “really” needs the hardware is kinda beside the point; it’s about feeling supported. I definitely don't need a Mac Pro, yet I feel better knowing that the folks who do can find what they need in the same ecosystem I work in.
I don't see where in the article he actually answers his question.
Perfect example of this is down the page a bit: "Our world class, highly-scalable white-label BDP platform is perfect for service based businesses looking to take bookings, deliver services and collect payments in the ways modern customers have come to expect."
Phrases like "world class" and "highly scalable" are basically meaningless, and "BDP" sounds like it should be a commonly understood acronym when it's not (as far as I can tell, they are the first ones to coin the term to refer to "bookings, deliveries & payments")
Something like this might be better: "For businesses that offer onsite services like home repair, laundry delivery or childcare, Riyo makes it easy to take bookings, deliver services and collect payments (what we call BDP) directly from your website or app."
FWIW, the language from the demo video is bit more descriptive; maybe that could be incorporated more into the rest of the page?
I use a similar approach when determining my per-hour rate. One point about this method is that it doesn't account for "non-billable" time, such as when you may be evaluating prospects, writing contracts, sending invoices, troubleshooting computer issues, browsing, DN, etc. If you add that time in, you may find that you are spending as much as half your time on things you can't bill for even if you're working. So that $31/hr may need to be more like $62/hr if you want to hit that same $60k salary you're wanting for yourself.
(and that doesn't account for your costs either, such as software, hardware, hosting, etc., which should be added in there too)
(I know we can't downvote and I don't want to ding a submitter because of what he or she submitted, yet it would be nice to flag an article for poor quality.)
A smart way to use conversational design and distance the user from the idea that they are taking a quiz in the first place.
And from an interaction perspective, the fact that each question is a different activity makes it difficult to rate or compare the answer from one question to the next--that's a feature, not a bug. If you had a simple form, you'd be tempted to make some kind of comparison between the answers, whereas here you approach each question afresh because you have to answer it in a unique way.
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