If I could look back and give myself a piece of advice, it would be to rise the hourly rate much earlier than I did. As when you charge "peanuts", you only attract low ballers as customers. The kind of clients you want to work with, will shun you, wondering what is wrong with your service since you charge so little. By increasing the hourly rate in increments over the next X months/years, you will get rid of the low ballers, and be able to get more desirable clients as well. Just dont increase the rates so fast that you lose all of your current clients and have no new ones to replace them.