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Old 04-07-2009, 10:05 AM
 
Location: austin
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I do think there is a market targeted at Seniors and their baby boomer children. My mom and grandmother are a perfect example of this when it comes to dr. appointments, shopping, setting up new phones, etc. I am currently researching the possibility of starting a service(non-medical) targeted at this demographic. Any ideas for types of services that people would be willing to pay for? Would 22/hr on a subscriber service be in the range. This price would include many "freebies" such as travel, bill paying, home inspection, caller service.
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Old 04-27-2009, 08:03 PM
 
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Default Personal Assistant Available

I am currently looking for a personal assistant position - either on an hourly, daily, or weekly basis. Ideally I'd like to work with an individual or family in the Austin-area on a permanent, long-term basis. Does anyone have any ideas on how I can target the Austin community to make my services available?
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Old 04-27-2009, 08:04 PM
 
Location: southern california
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american concept is a bit illusive. but in france no greater asset.
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Old 05-03-2009, 08:49 AM
 
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I know of several people already doing this in the area. Maybe you coulc call one of them and find out how business is going...

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Old 05-03-2009, 08:55 AM
 
Location: Austin Bound
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I am currently looking for a personal assistant position - either on an hourly, daily, or weekly basis. Ideally I'd like to work with an individual or family in the Austin-area on a permanent, long-term basis. Does anyone have any ideas on how I can target the Austin community to make my services available?
Network through mom's groups, especially those with a high percentage of employed moms. Those are the families most in need of some help and with the income to pay for it. We found our assistant through a neighborhood women's association. She works 15-20 hours per week for our family and helps other families the other hours during the week.
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Old 05-03-2009, 09:12 AM
 
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It really depends on the pricing. I'm currently looking for someone to do household cleaning and organization for 15 hours per week but I want to pay $12 per hour, not $50 per hour as some firms want to charge. Only people with very high incomes can afford $50 per hour for tasks that are relatively easy to do but time consuming. (I'm near Houston, though, not Austin).
I just used a cleaning service and yes, the price was a bit excessive. They did a good job, but I'll probably only use them once a month because of the cost.
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