Re: charging for contract work

Subject: Re: charging for contract work
From: voxwoman <voxwoman -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: Laura Dumin <laura_dumin -at- yahoo -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 4 Dec 2009 12:55:36 -0500

If I had been working with the client without needing to travel on-site and
then on-site work was required, I would charge for travel if the travel time
were excessive and/or extraordinary. I don't know if I would simply charge
for the time or I would also charge for the mileage. If the travel involved
a long distance and required overnight accommodations, would you expect the
client to pick up the tab then? How is this travel different from
long-distance travel? Ask your lawyer if he charges for travel time (I think
mine does). Would you be doing billable work for this or other clients
during those 2 hours a day?

I don't know that I would explicitly charge for that travel time in this
instance, but I would factor it in when I bid the project in the first
place.

-Wendy

On Thu, Dec 3, 2009 at 11:00 PM, Laura Dumin <laura_dumin -at- yahoo -dot- com> wrote:

> Hi all,
>
> 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
> all.
>
> 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
> under-billing.
>
> Any advice would be much appreciated.
>
> Thanks!
>
>
>
> Laura Dumin
> PhD Candidate, Technical Writing - OSU
> http://english.okstate.edu/techwriting/index.html
>
>
> Laura_Dumin -at- yahoo -dot- com
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