Annual IT Consulting rateLocked
I have read about how to charge hourly for consulting rates and I know my rate. Here is my issue – For the past seven years I worked for a company where I built the entire network with Exchange, SQL, AD, DNS, DHCP, multiple internal networks, Firewalls, everything – 3 offices on a MPLS, VOIP phone systems – I mean everything, smart phone active sync – I would say I pretty complex set up that took me 7 years to build. Well, over the past 1 year or so that owner and I have discussed me just contracting for this company – same set up 3 offices in two different states. Long story short. That’s what I did, I am now a full time contractor, LLC. This saves the owner some cash cause he has no employee burden on me now. I have basically under cut myself – Meaning I am only charging what my annual salary was, minus the employee burden. Seems to me I should of charged more. But, there is a you scratch my back I will scratch your back thing going on also. This owner is helping me a bit (I think). So, I am asking, because the owner keeps dropping little hits here and there that he thinks my rate should be even less then what I am charging now. You also have to understand we have a pretty good relationship (personally), but he is all business and means business. So, I am kind of scared about when my contract is up and we go to renew. What do you think?