I'm in the $100, flat-rate range but this could change as things evolve. Here's my situation. I have a TON of ideas, really good ideas, on how to make money by using automated process, only I do not have the skills to write the code. And I like my ideas so much that I can't bring myself to share them with anyone else, so what has happened over the last year or so is that I just sort of file them in a box and wait around for something to change, only nothing has changed and not only do my old ideas nag me and torment me for failing to take advantage of them, I have more new ideas that pile on top, and since New Years I've been doing some hard & serious thinking i.e. "soul-searching" and have come to the conclusion that what I've been doing up to this point isn't work, and it's time to try something else. So it boils down to a choice of A) Sharing my ideas with qualified programmers in order to persuade them to enter into some kind of partnership where even if they like my idea, they do all the work and I do what? afterwards. After they get the idea, they no longer need me, or they reject the deal proposition and execute the idea later without me. Or B) I learn how to code/program and do the ideas myself. I've chose "B", and now I'm in "doing something" mode. So, my proposition is that I will pay a flat-rate of $100 to someone that is willing to spend WAY more time with me then what that $100 pays for, with the idea that there may be some long-term gain to be had in the undetermined future. When does the time run out? I'll leave that up to you. For my part, once motivated, I'm a pretty determined self-starter and have a provable background in online self-education. I know how to teach myself, and I actually DO it. And this uh... "potential career path" has been on my mind and nagging me to one extent or another since I learned how to program BASIC on an Apple IIe computer in High School, YEARS ago. I've taught myself a bit about programming Macro Express, so you are starting with someone that at least has some clue. Also, given my lifestyle, etc... most of the one-on-one time would have to be on Skype (either voices or text), and I have a provable ability to learn in this manner also, btw. I've done it before and it worked. The first time was more or less "accidental", and it had profound results. This time I intend to do it with intent. A purpose, if you will, and a goal. Several goals, in fact, most of which are centered on the idea of wealth creation. As far as cost in time to you, I think most of my time & expertise demand would be up-front, with a downward trend (like on a graph) over time. The more I learn, the less hand-holding I will need. And in terms of money, if/when my project starts taking off and making money, I have absolutely no problem with sharing the revenues made with the person that helped make it possible. I'm wired that way; with a strong sense of uh... "gratitude" to the people that help me along the way. If this sounds interesting, please contact me via skype at b.friendly1. One of the first issues I'll want to discuss is what programming language is your strongest, and if that language is best suited for my purpose. I look forward to meeting with you.