How a Subcontractor Can Benefit From a Time tracking App

October 1, 2014

As cliché as it may be, time is money, especially if you are a sub-contractor.

Every extra moment that you spend on a job that you are not being paid for is time that you could spend on a paying task somewhere else. Because of this, it is vital that you have an accurate way of measuring the time you work or otherwise support the project while you are on the job.

While this is important, it is not the only reason why accurate time tracking is necessary. Consider each of the vital reasons why a time tracking app is important for a sub-contractor.

Provide Work Record for Contractor

Whether or not your contractor has a program in place for tracking time, having the ability to show your hours worked to your contractor is important. That way, in case there is an issue with his or her own record keeping system, you have things under control.

Shows Contractor You are Reliable

When a contractor sees that you are carefully monitoring the hours you put in on the job, he or she knows that you are a reliable and a trustworthy worker. You’ll build his or her trust in you, and you are more likely to receive additional responsibilities or get hired on to future jobs.

Records Hours Worked for Personal Use

As a subcontractor, keeping track of the hours you’ve worked and the income you’ve brought in can be difficult. Using your own time tracking app could be the key to making your personal budgeting and your tax preparation easier. This is especially true if you are working for multiple contractors that each keep track of hours worked in a different method.

Assures You Are Paid for the Time You Worked

Finally, keeping track of the time you work on your own app is a key way to protect yourself. While few contractors are dishonest, it is possible that you will wind up working for someone who tries to pay you for fewer hours than you actually worked. By tracking them yourself, you have proof—just in case.

As you can see, one of the most important tools for a subcontractor who wishes to achieve the next level of success is a time tracking app. If you are not using one of these today, or you are not happy with the performance, it may be time to look into the available options. After all, your time is precious—so make the most of it with accurate tracking!