Well, first we’ll talk about what you need. (I prefer to do this via email so I have everything in writing, but we can chat on the phone too if you prefer.) For short term projects, I’ll send you a contract outlining what we’ve agreed upon and ask that you pay a retainer fee for hourly work or a 50% deposit for flat-rate work. If your project is long term, we’ll figure out an arrangement that works for both of us. Note that whenever possible, I prefer to be paid per piece or project rather than hourly.
I’m not a virtual assistant; I provide high level support and operations management. I set my rates anticipating that most of my clients would need my help for only a few hours a month. However! If you need more hours than that, I can offer a discount.
I’m happy to write copy for social media or edit copy written by you or someone else on your team, but I’m not up-to-date on current best practices or algorithms for the various social media platforms. It’s just not my thing.
I can help implement a plan given to you by an SEO consultant and create content around keywords you provide, but I do not perform SEO audits.
While I used to do my own photography as a food blogger, I’m not a professional photographer by any means. If you hire me for recipe development and you need images too, I will arrange for a professional photographer to work with me to take the photos.
I sometimes blog at veggietot.com, but as a hobby.
Working for local businesses that I love gives me the warm fuzzies. That said, because I have a micro preemie with special needs and a fragile immune system, I need to work from home.