My client needs me to travel to another city for five days (Monday to Friday) Hotel and flight tickets already booked.
How should I charge for all the time I'll be spending in the other city?
Since my work won’t be necessarily all in the computer, should I just add manually 8h per day for these days I'll be there for them?
I suggest you make sure you're paid in advance for everything - travel, accommodation, food, etc. Also, asking someone to travel to another place is unusual. It would be worth checking to make sure the whole thing is safe and legit.
Thank you, Robert.
Oh yes, it is legit. I've been working with them for about two years already. So they trust me enough for this task and I really enjoy working with them.
Everything has been already booked and paid. My flight is for next Monday.
I just don't know how should I track the time for this particular week since I wont be working on a computer....
Robert Y wrote:
If you're not on a computer, the only way to charge for it would be to make it a fixed price job and set a milestone for the cost.
No, it wouldn't be the only way to charge for it.
Manual time, agreed with the client in advance.
After two years working closely with a client and them having already paid for flights and hotel etc, any remaining risk of not getting paid for the time, while it exists, is pretty minimal.
The only time I have traveled overnight for an Upwork client they paid for the airfare and hotel booking, which avoided them having to pay me via Upwork and the additional costs they would have incurred doing that.
We agreed I'd manually put in X number of work hours per day and they paid as agreed.
I would only have done this with a client I knew well and trusted completely. I had no risk with the airfare and hotel costs, but there was no way to completely remove risk of non-payment for the hours I booked manually.