John Weldon Consulting has been around in various forms since 2002.
I started consulting with a few side projects, and between referrals, previous employers, and old fashioned word of mouth, the business has grown into my primary work.
My standard hourly rate is 150 USD per hour.
With larger fixed bid project work the hourly rate would apply to the time spent in gathering and organizing requirements and features, if that work has not been completed already.
Initial exploratory discussions and meetings where we’re deciding the basic parameters of an engagement are typically complimentary.