How do you determine how long a project will take you?
To some extent, it comes with practice. But at the same time, I find that surprises may pop up along the way.
For example, I had a recent project that took much longer than expected. It was a relatively short web page, but it came with a lot of background materials to read through and needed an extra round of edits after the first draft.
I made the mistake of undercharging, since at initial glance it looked like a fairly straightforward, simple page. Here’s how I hope to avoid having that happen again…