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How do I tell a client that I'm working fewer hours because they pay me much worse than my other clients?

Simple, either raise their pricing or drop the client. It's business. There's little point in working even a few hours for less money than you could earn with another client. Businesses typically do ...
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How do I tell a client that I'm working fewer hours because they pay me much worse than my other clients?

In 5 years of working with this client, your skill level has probably increased: you definitely do the same job faster than 5 years (and even a year) ago and most likely you do your job better. This (...
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Is it normal to charge the customer on the requirement gathering sessions for a large project, which i need time to understand its scope

There is probably no general one-size-fits-all approach to this problem. In a perfect world, the client pays for all your time. However, sometimes landing a large project may be worth an investment - ...
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When working concurrently, do I multiply my "shoprate" for each teammate's time?

You can set your rates however you want, but I think your rate is too low and incorrectly calculated. Your "standing there doing nothing" cost is (expenses + profit) * hours - you must pay ...
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When working concurrently, do I multiply my "shoprate" for each teammate's time?

If your shop rate is $45/hr, for every hour a projects is in your shop, the customer owes $45. It doesn't matter if one person is working on the project, or two, or 20.... the rate for every hour is $...
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How to notify a client of costs that increase beyond the estimate

In my experience clients appreciate transparent and frequent updates about the project. I use a simple template that I send out weekly or biweekly that includes updates on planning and budget estimate....
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How do I decide how much to charge for low-level (year 7) maths tuition?

It seems you feel $40/hour is too much - even though you actually have been paid that? If your previous tutoring results were good, then surely the price is fine? If the other casual jobs pay better, ...
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Quote for source code review as expert witness

What I would do: As a rule ob thumb I would about triple the current gross hourly amount you are making under your normal employment. Adjust to how much you want or not want to do this. Then bill ...
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Hourly or daily rate for consulting?

Go with the daily rate if you can do it that way. You will earn more. However, I think that the client will propose hourly rate for both things. Now, about the hourly rate, it's impossible to tell ...
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How to notify a client of costs that increase beyond the estimate

Generally speaking, one should always notify the client whenever costs might escalate. What the best course of action is in this specific case, depends on what the 'unseen complication' is. If it is ...
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