If you have a client who requests to meet face to face to discuss a project, do you charge them your normal hourly rate for your time? I know that the obvious answer should be yes as a meeting = time = money, but I find that meeting face to face is also a huge benefit to me as it helps me to get a better understanding of the client's needs and prevents me having to email them asking for them to clarify X, Y and Z. This obviously benefits the client too, so they should therefore be happy to pay for my time. I'm considering offering the first meeting free as a consultation and charging for additional requests, but still have to cover my travel costs and the time I'm losing travelling to, and being in, a meeting even if it does help me too. What does everyone else normally do?