General Pricing Guidelines
Pricing for virtual assistant and creative design services can vary widely depending on the complexity of the work, the skill level required for more technical work, and the time involved. This is especially true of graphic design and photo editing; some clients just want a quick photo cropping and lighting adjustments, some are wanting major compositing and retouching work. Sometimes graphics are quick and easy when I'm working with existing branding or images provided to me by the client, other times, a client may want a complex unique design that requires my drawing and painting skills as well as my digital graphics skills.
For this reason, I offer individual estimates or packages depending on your needs and the scope of your project. If I'm doing monthly routine or maintenance work, an hourly rate with a retainer per month generally works great. For larger projects, we can do a flat per-project rate. What helps to save time and money is if you have a good idea of what you'd like before I get to work. Providing me with examples of websites and graphics you like is a big help, or even a little doodle (doesn't have to be a great drawing!) Likewise, before I begin writing for you, it is important to have clarity about what the voice of your "brand" is that you would like me to write with- after all, I am representing you.
Below is a general guide to my rates so that you can get an idea of what you need help with and how we can make it work with your project budget.
Long-Term Creative Virtual Assistant Services
**Note- While email marketing, promotional graphics, and copywriting are within the scope of my services, I do not create marketing strategies. The marketing strategist is the person who would hand off their ideas to me to implement. For example, you could send me, “On October 25th, let’s run a promotional email featuring these cozy clothes that will warm you up for fall weather” or “Let’s do a blog around Christmas about our favorite family traditions”. I create content, but I do of course need guidelines from you to work off of.
An exception would be if you hire me on retainer for long-term Creative VA services. As I work with you to grow your brand, I can help brainstorm and contribute to your marketing plan.
**Payment Methods Accepted/Contracts- During our initial discovery call, we will discuss the entire scope of the duties you need me to perform, the rate and hours, and terms of our agreement. I will then create you a proposal, custom contract and invoice from my Honeybook client management system. You can pay via the Honeybook portal using credit card or bank transfer, although Venmo or Zelle are preferred to save on transaction fees.