As a small business owner, your needs and financial resources often vary month to month. Recognizing that fluctuation, I offer my services in manageable chunks and require only a one-hour minimum.
My virtual assistant services are available under three different pricing structures — hourly services, monthly retainer plan, and project-based plan.
New clients should expect to prepay a minimum of one hour’s rate, with prepayment not to exceed $100.00, prior to any work being performed.
My regular rate is $35.00 per hour, with a one-hour minimum. (And consider this: With a keyboarding rate approaching 100 wpm, I can generally get more done in an hour than your average outsourced assistant can.) Services of a more technical nature are billed at $50.00 per hour, again with a one-hour minimum. To learn more about the regular and technical services I offer, see the list of general, social media, and website services available.
If your support needs are typically greater than two or three hours per week, you will likely find the Monthly Retainer Plan a more economical choice.
Monthly (Prepaid) Retainer Plan
For the business with ongoing needs, pricing reductions are available through prepaid monthly retainer services as follows:
Any prepaid Monthly Retainer hours that remain unused by the close of the calendar month in which they were purchased will have a 50% carryover value in the following calendar month, with no carryover value beyond one calendar month. For example, if 10 hours are purchased in a month during which only 7 hours are used, then one-half of the 3 unused hours (90 minutes) will carry over and be available for use in the following month.
Once in a blue moon you may find yourself with a significant, one-time need. Maybe it’s work related to a new website, or it could be to proofread and edit an e-book. Then again, maybe you need assistance with a crunch project you just can’t tackle all on your own. If your support needs fall in this category, please contact me and we can tailor a plan to match your needs.
My skills, knowledge, and experience are diverse, and my attention to detail will help to ensure a polished finishing touch.