i travel to client’s homes for training and I agree that you MUST take into account the travel time to and from their homes and the ‘lost training time and income’ that the travel creates. Keeping that in mind, you definitely want to add a certain percentage to your normal training rate to make up for the actual travel, the wear-and-tear on your car, and the ‘lost training time/income.’
I hope that this helps.
I wish I had seen this post prior to signing on a mobile client. I am brand new at this, however, so I felt like I needed to keep my rates a bit lower until I get some actual experience. And, for this area, I felt my rate was reasonable. I will keep that in mind for future, however, to have higher rates.