For standard handyman work I charge $50 for the first hour and then $35 thereafter. The $50 for the first hour is just to cover travel and thumbtack fees. For larger projects, I will come on site and give a flat rate estimate I charge flat rates for certain jobs such as fan installs, sink installs, faucet installs, art hanging, TV mounting
I introduce myself, go over pricing to be up front and transparent, maintain consistent communication, answer any questions they may have. I then confirm a date/time that works for the customer to get on the schedule.
I have been in the industry for over 30 years.