But I plan on working way more! Why don’t I have 50 or 60 hours a week estimated.
The goal with this exercise is to underestimate your absolute capacity to account for any surprises. You’ll end up working more, but you won’t commit to more than you can handle. We want to determine the net working days during the period to give us an idea of the days we can be productive for our clients. You can work weekends, but your clients and vendors might not be. Excluding weekends and limiting daily work hours ensures you have enough capacity for any issues that crop up.