I had a guy ask my rates. I said I usually like to quote the project but because he was a reseller I just gave him the number. Probably not a great idea.
Project A has the background reading ready, the concepting is in the can and there’s only one meeting. The client is relatively available through the process and has no problem with a deposit.
Project B has unknowns. The thinking is not yet clear. There are more than a couple meetings and a three expert interviews need to be scheduled and completed. It’s a rush job. The client is relatively unavailable.
Does the hourly rate affect the cost? Does knowing the specifics of the particular project and client affect the cost? Does giving out a rate that does not apply to the job affect getting any more questions answered?