When I was working for another company I had a crew of three and was charging $50 a man hr. Now I am on my own and I am a crew of one for now. I'm in Long Island NY. Is $50 a man hr too much for a solo operation. If a crew of three can do a job in lets say 2 hrs, or 6 man hrs. I may not get that same job done in 6 hrs myself. this job may take me 8 hrs and I have now charged $100 more now then i would have with the crew of three. If I am making any sense. What should I do? I can just look at it and give a price. If I am there way longer than I thought I would be then I get burnt. In the past customers have ask for a set price. I give them one but it ends up costing them more. I think about how long it will take me and then I add a few hrs and then multiply by my $50 an hr rate just to cover myself. Am i thinking about this right. I tend to charge for my time not so much the service. No matter what I am doing they are paying for my time. Of course on jobs like walls and patios and ponds I have different prices. But for most services it's $50 a man hr. Help please.