I may not be the best person to answer this question, but I can give you some pointers.
It appears to me that it would depend on a few factors:
- What type of work are you offering? If you do bookkeeping you may get more, if you just answer the telephone you may get less.
- How much experience have you had in your field? You can ask for more money with more experience.
- What arrangement do you have? If you work on a retainer basis, your hourly rate may be lower, if you work on a project basis higher.
- What is your local competition like? Call around find out how much others charge for the same work, then make up your mind, maybe you are worth more?
I guess the best advice I can give you here is to get in touch with a Virtual Assistant organisation, maybe join them and benefit from their experience. You can also get in touch with my friend Kathie Thomas, she will have all the answers you need, especially if you live in Australia.
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Disclaimer: As with any of my readers questions, I do not have all the answers and this is not business advice, since I only know very little about your business. If any of you can add anything here do so for the benefit of my reader, who asked the question and everybody else, leave a comment below – thank you.