As I'm sure some of you do, I finance the development of my own projects through freelance work. So far, I always introduce myself as a web developer.
But I bring much more to the table than just developer skills - the IndieHacker spirit.
Only so far I charge only for development (and also not enough). Mostly I charge by the hour and only the actual dev work. All design, features, marketing, growth, automation etc. considerations I just deliver „free of charge“ (in like 75% of the cases, others are clients who value that about me and not only my dev work).
Currently I don't do any acquisition because I'm tired of charging only as a dev.
So basically I just don't know how to charge for "consulting" or how to even approach this. How to transform my developer business into a consulting business.
Any of you guys have experience? How exactly do you guys go about it? What do you guys explain to clients that is your scope of services? Do you charge for each phone call? Do you charge for brainstorming that you do on your own?
Any help or experience is appreciated!