Re: Travel time for parties, cost?

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Posted by Kenzi on July 5, 2001 at 22:49:08:

In reply to: Travel time for parties, cost? posted by Lauren on July 5, 2001 at 19:20:56:

I used to not charge for travel time and expenses but that started to
cause problems and I was losing money. Now I charge half my hourly
rate for travel time over a half hour total. I also charge for
travel expenses (if by train, for the ticket, if by car for gas

I was talking to a professional DJ who said he charges his regular
hourly rate from the minute he walks out his door to the end of the
night when he walks in his door. He also charges a certain rate for
the mileage on his car and for gas. I thought this was excessive but
he says that is pretty much the norm. Ask around with people who do
the same kind of work where you travel to people's homes to perform a
service and you will see that these rates are normal.

As for meals...hmmm, dunno. I usually forget to eat when I am
hennaing, either at an event or just hennaing myself. Whenever there
is a food at an event, the host/client usually suggests that I help
myself. If there isn't food sometimes they will offer to get me
something, tho I usually decline. Otherwise, i just eat before I
arrive or eat when I leave. If you are concerned about paying for
your food on the road, just work it into your hourly rate by adding
an extra $2, for example.


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