Great Day   5 comments

I had a great day today, got loads of work done and also managed to gain a new client along the way, who I am looking very forward to working with. An added bonus is that the client is based locally so not much travelling involved.

Not that I mind travelling as I love driving but sometimes it’s just nice to work closeby, mind you mostly I work from home anyway so never really a problem.

I was just thinking how far do people travel to work with clients and what is their limit on travelling bearing in mind the expense? Also would clients consider paying for travelling expenses if they knew that an excellent service was being provided?

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Posted September 6, 2011 by cmm in Blog

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  1. Hi Cathy,

    Welcome to blogland. I found news of this one on the Linked In site and thought I’d take a look. I’m no relation to Sarah, I promise you. That is 100% coincidental and surprised me when I saw the name. 🙂

    I think blogs are a superb way of keeping in contact with clients or customers. They can also be a great way of showing potential new clients that there’s a real person behind the website. Everything on auto-pilot, for me, instantly loses any possibility of gaining my custom.

    On the question of travel, the problem is much worse when living & working rurally, but the solution seems to be setting yourself a radius within which you are prepared to travel free (business mileage tax deductible). Anything outside of that could be charged per mile, or else offset against minimum charges levied against actual amount of work performed on site. It seems to work here, as the more distant clients then round up extra work in the hope of saving themselves money in the longrun.

    Hope this helps,
    Susan

    • Hi Susan

      Thank you for your input. It’s nice to see that my blog is progressing along. As you probably know I am very new to this so any replies are gratefully received.

      Regarding the travel I do normally work to a radius but sometimes I do go outside if I feel it’s worth the extra, i.e. regular work rather than just a one off. Either suggestion from yourself though sounds very feasible. I think I will just continue to assess each client individually and their needs.

      Once again many thanks for your response.

      Cathy

  2. Hi Sarah

    Thanks for your comments, your the very first one to comment on my blog so thank you for that and your support.

    As you know I work mainly from home but sometimes I work on-site which I actually enjoy as I feel there is a good balance between both. It’s nice sometimes to get out and about and mingle with other people!

    Take care

    Cathy

  3. Hi Cathy

    Firstly, congratulations on the new website, it looks fantastic!

    I’m quite grateful that I no longer have to travel to work as I’ve been running my own business from home since 2003. However, I haven’t escaped the morning rush hour completely as I’m still doing the school run at the moment.

    All the best
    Sarah

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