I can see that almost all, if not all, top freelancing service allow you to specify minimum hourly wage.
But how really smart is to do that? Should not such price be exclusive and only for special customers or projects?
The reason for this questions is that the client saw my minimum hourly wage and was offended by hourly price I offered to him. I explained to him when and how I give minimum hourly price, but I think I lost this client for good. Somehow I don't think this client is alone, but may be the first one who told me he's offended.
I am in programming business.
So 2 things are bound to my question.
I have to write estimations. And it's not just a few lines with sum, but listing features, estimating best, worst and probable case, adding risk formula. And all has to be nicely formatted since that's the way I do. Anyway it's taking pretty much time to create it and in the end a client complaints about unfair pricing.
Clients usually look at the price at the end, when I calculate all the costs. Then they ask me "why this hourly rate when I see that your minimum is XY, why can't I get minimum, etc". Too many nasty question before the real work started. And that is never good for relations.