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You hit it on the head with “I don’t want to make it too hard for myself with a low charge if I need to raise my rates later, or devalue my work with a low charge, or hurt the industry’s pay standards”.
It is fairly easy to work out that your hourly rate should be $60 – 100. The way around the problems of lower ratesthat you mentioned,is to quote a more reasonable “professional” rate, but offer a deep “New Year” discount or whatever other discount phrase you would like to use.