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Because I live about an hour drive away from places where one would probably
work, I don't usually charge for travel. Once I walk in the door, I'm on the
clock, as I can't do work for any other client while I'm at their site. If
they choose to have me sit and do nothing while they do other stuff, I bill
It's their time and if they choose to use it well or badly, it's still their
time and they pay for it.
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Subject: charging for contract work
I have recently started doing a bit of travel for a contract-type job and I
am trying to figure out what are billable hours. I have been working from
home with the client for a while, but only recently have had to travel at
For instance, if I have to drive 60 minutes one-way to the location, do I
bill for that? Also, if I am on-site, but there is some downtime, up to 20
minutes at a time, do I bill for the whole time that I am there or only the
time that I am working? I want to be sure that I am neither over- or
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