The Hidden Cost Of Life

Posted on Friday, February 10th, 2012

Merlin & Dan reveal the true cost of things in this episode of Back to Work.

When a client asks for what they consider a “small job” and offers meer penes to complete it, ask your self – “What’s it going to take for me to get this done?” Weight things like time, effort, and above all, life impact. A job that might only seem like a few hours might have a deeper impact on your life as a whole.

Merlin gives the example of a client asking him to fly out to speak for “only 20 minutes”. For Merlin this 20 minutes will cost him packing, travel time, hotel costs and being away from his family for three days. All of a suden the few hundred dollars offered to speak for 20 minutes now seems not so worth it. All these things must be considered when pricing out a job. For fuck sake, charge what you’re worth!