The Taiwan company just tells me what they want, when they want it etc. and asks me to set up direct links with the company in the UK, NO AGENTS. All I am doing is doing the talking or writing as the case may be. I don’t need any capital in it. Straight out translation into English of what the boss wants and translation into Chinese for what the UK company can do etc. I guess it’s acting as the middle man but not as an agent because agency fees are something that the Taiwanese boss hates.
I thought of an hourly rate or a per e-mail rate etc. However the Taiwanese company is going to make a fortune off this and I’d like to see a little more than a flat rate for something that he could never do on his own.
For some other things I may need to search the internet for him to find other parts in other countries.
I just don’t know what the fair going rate would be for this kind of service. Is this straight out office worker stuff or something a little more specialised? I don’t think it will take too much time but my time is precious and I think I need to be compensated fairly and at the same time charge the Taiwanese company fairly.
Should I charge on a case by case basis?
Monthy to retain my services - perhaps not, it wouldn’t take much time, just ordering, enquiring, and searching. Perhaps translating problems.