Re: Subcontractors and billing

Subject: Re: Subcontractors and billing
From: Sandy Harris <sandyinchina -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 6 Mar 2009 20:03:44 +0800

Jeff Jansen <jeff2 -dot- 0 -at- modestsystems -dot- com> wrote:

> Let's say I bill the client for my time at $75/hr. If I pay my sub $50/hr,
> would you bill that time to the client at $50, and then directly bill your
> time reviewing the work and managing the sub at $75? Or would you bill all
> the sub's time at $75, and then let your review and management time come out
> of the $25/hr difference, without billing your actual hours doing that
> particular work?

The obvious thing would be to bill the sub to the client at $60 or so and
continue billing your time at $75. You need > $50 to cover the extra
effort you'll put in and the risk. If the sub screws up, you are responsible.
If the client pays late, you still owe the sub money.

Then think about whether you are doing project management and
could bill >$75 for some of your time.

Sandy Harris,
Quanzhou, Fujian, China

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