Last Updated on February 15, 2023 by Ava
This is always the burning question, isn’t it?
I have worked diligently to put together affordable pricing options for you.
If you would like to hire me to work with you and pay as you go, my base is $40 per hour. See below for my starter package! Discount included!
Project Pricing Minimum
I have a 20-minute minimum. This means even if your project takes me less than 20 minutes, I have to charge a minimum of $25.
Otherwise, it’s not even worth the time it takes me to prepare the invoice.
Let me just clarify, this is not per task. Many, many tasks take me less than 20 minutes to complete. This is per one-off project. If I’m invoicing you for less than 20 minutes in a one-week period, the minimum will be $25.
I realize this can be taken negatively. Let me sweeten the deal for you a bit. Like many other VAs I do not:
- Charge a retainer
- Charge late fees
- Charge peak or off-hour fees
Methods of Communication
I do not keep a business phone. I’ve set a personal boundary when it comes to phone and/or video calls. I don’t do them for multiple reasons:
- As someone with ADHD, phone calls and “meetings” derail my ability to complete tasks efficiently by disrupting my hyper-focus superpower. One phone call and I’m done for the day
- My ability to communicate verbally is less effective, and I retain less information
- Having the written record helps me stay on task and bother you less
I help care for my mother😥
I communicate exclusively via email. This allows me to pay close attention to the details, and it’s how I work best.
I understand this might be an inconvenience for you. If it’s not a dealbreaker for you, keep reading!
Pricing Your Project
I will work with any budget.
I have many clients who set a time limit for me so they can stay within their budget. It’s common for clients to have me only work 2 hours per week on their projects.
I am also willing to negotiate a flat fee for your project if you feel that would be more cost-effective for you. However, in my experience, my hourly is almost always cheaper.
Just to recap, here are my skills.
Packages must be purchased up front. Email me, and I’ll send you an invoice via PayPal. If you need a different payment option, that can be arranged.
Platform and Marketing Packages
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2-Hour Trial Package
Please read ALL of the information about this package.
If you have any questions, a strict deadline, or want to check my availability, email me.
I have a 2-hour trial package for new clients.
It seems there’s always an initial uncertainty about how long a project might take in the beginning when you don’t know me, and I don’t know you. Since I end up usually putting in an initial 2 hours just to feel everything out anyway, I thought I’d make it a package and slap a discount on it.
You must use your 2 hours within 7 business days of purchase.
You save $15!
Things to Consider
If my rates seem a bit pricey to you, I hope you will consider that I’m an independent contractor. That means that I’m responsible for paying my own taxes. I’m also responsible for any additional benefits like savings for retirement or medical insurance.
My Personal Guarantee
It is always my intention to over-deliver on my work. My personal guarantee to you is to do a thorough job on your project, always being mindful of your time and money.
Accepted Payment Options
Most of my clients use PayPal to pay me via an invoice that I send out at the end of each week for the work completed. PayPal allows payment using your PayPal balance or the 4 major credit and debit cards.
I accept Zelle and Cash App.
I can also accept Stripe and Payoneer payments.
If you need to make another arrangement, email me.