It took a woman to tell me “you are charging less than the other consultant yet you are more knowledgeable and skilled in that area”
Will never forget her or that day!
It takes someone helping you see why you must be valued.
The current rate is usually based on past employers who underpaid them.
Don’t determine pay on current circumstances of the person, look at budgets of organization looking for a service.
So I see value = compensation differently depending on who I choose to do work with.
The established ones offsets any time I put in to do volunteer work (most of the time)