This article is from the Introductory Macintosh FAQ, by Elliotte Rusty Harold firstname.lastname@example.org with numerous contributions by others.
Certainly! I negotiate consulting fees on a case-by-case basis,
but they tend to average about $120 an hour with a four hour
minimum. If you're outside the metropolitan New York area
(roughly Philadelphia to New Haven) the minimum is seven hours and
you'll also be expected to provide airfare expenses. Quantity
discounts and support contracts can be negotiated on a
case-by-case basis. Oh, you meant free help? Sorry, that's what
Usenet is for. Post your question to the appropriate newsgroup,
and you'll probably get a lot more advice than I could give you.