Captain’s log, stardate 20221101
If you bill yourself out by the hour, there’s no way to become more efficient.
When someone buys an hour of your time, it takes you an hour to deliver it.
That’s the deal.
There is no way to optimize this.
The best you can hope for is to decrease the amount of time you spend on unbillable tasks, but this probably isn’t going to get you very far in terms of increasing your profitability.