I'm confused as to the logic here... I have friends in various trade industries that do side work on my house and cars all the time. Plumbing, carpentry, electrical, car mechanic's etc...
None of them charge anywhere near what their employer charges. That's how and why they get side work. If the business gets $125 an hour, they usually charge around half that. There is no receipt. No guarantee on the parts.
They're still making more than what their boss pays them.
If they were to charge the same amount as the business, why wouldn't I just take my work to the business?
When that business charges $125 and hour, it's because they have a ton of overhead. Mortgage, insurance, electricity, work vehicles, stocking of needed parts and tools, etc... They usually pay the licensed workers anywhere from $50-$60 an hour.
I appreciate all of the info and tips, but things are different where I live here in CT.