Is it possible to offer affordable personal assistance?

Ask anyone and they will tell you that they need someone to do this or do that.  Ask them how much they would pay and most would say not much, well at least the price (per hour) threshold is low enough that they would do the task themselves.  So then I think about about other countries such as Thailand or even China where labor is ultra cheap, but products are expensive.  In the US, it’s quite the opposite (disclaimer – in general!) meaning labor is not cheap and products are cheaper relative to income levels.  If there’s a big need for personal assistants (e.g, clean home, pick up kids, drop off dry cleaning, etc), how come there isn’t a slew of companies offering such services?  Well, I did a quick google search and found a few companies who do offer these services.  Some offer affordable prices but for very limited services, others are more expensive and very customizable to your needs.

To bring this back to my original question, is it possible to offer affordable personal assistance?  It depends.  Like most expensive things, you either have the money to buy it or you don’t.  For those who don’t, lease or do a timeshare.  Maybe that’s the way to go with personal assistance. Hmm…

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