The cost of Face-to-Face Meeting

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knight  •  20 Sept 2022   •  

I have a meeting with a client today. I asked for an online meeting, yet the client prefers to meet face-to-face, so I had no choice but to follow the agency partner to meet this client.

The meeting is less than 30 minutes, nothing important, and most likely will result in a below $300 quotation for some minor changes.

What’s the cost for me to go to Singapore to meet a client face to face?

  1. Petrol for Car - if you are driving, you will know the petrol price currently is super high.
  2. E-Day License - I drive a red plate car, and I need to pay $20 if I use it on a weekday day.
  3. Car Park - when you drive over to the client’s place, most likely you need to pay for the car park
  4. Singapore Checkpoint - When I return, I need to pay the Singapore Checkpoint toll of $0.80
  5. Malaysia Checkpoint - When I return, I need to pay for the Malaysia Checkpoint toll RM $2.90 and Malaysia VEP RM$20.

All these expenses are just for a meet-to-greet meeting. But can we settle for a zoom meeting next time?


How about the idea of charging for your time to attend the in-person meeting?

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therealbrandonwilson  •  20 Sept 2022, 9:00 pm

Wow super not worth it. Maybe worth it if the client is one whom you want to keep a warm relationship with.

jasonleow  •  21 Sept 2022, 8:31 am

@therealbrandonwilson is not common over here, but yeah might need to do something about this
@jasonleow erm, I can warm warm over zoom also hahahhaha, I don’t mind like if we have something big / kickstart project / big launch lah, but over small thing like this feels rubbish

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knight  •  21 Sept 2022, 2:18 pm

Yeah agree. Small ikan bilis thing also must meet does feel like rubbish

jasonleow  •  21 Sept 2022, 10:46 pm