Hmm...thanks for the comments.
Obviously, coming from the developer world I might be "certified" but short on experience. I'm going to partner with a much more seasoned DBA to ensure that I can deliver quality results at that level.
I'd also like to over deliver, which I think you hinted at in your post. I normally do that with my programming work--set a deadline and then come in earlier.
Hopefully, I'll be able to get clients, survive and do the same in the DBA world.