I know they want my ideas on how to put together, by design style and recommendations for people to build the team.
Do not continue to exchange hours for dollars. It is a losing game. You can never win doing this. Bill only by the project. And get paid according to percentage of completion. In addition, charge a royalty whenever possible.
Charge $A up front. $B per month, and $C per %completion, $D as an ongoing royalty, and $E for future contribution which varies according to your contribution.
I hope this helps.
Best of Luck,
PS I may assist you as my time permits. Right now I am doing something that I haven't done for many years. I am actively soliciting new select clients due to selling one of my businesses and freeing myself up a little. But as you might expect, I am still very busy. That is how I like it.