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What the Data Showed about Virtual Visits:
62% of our school #authorvisit survey respondents did at least one virtual visit.
Of those folks, 58% did all of their virtual visits for free (it's possible these were short 15-minute visits, which many authors commented they do for free)
Among authors who did charge for virtual visits, the average fee was $173.
Some comments about virtual visits:
“Clarification about my Skype visits — most are free, but only 15-20 minutes. I do charge for longer visits.”
“... in the past I've done free 15 minute Q&A visits, but this past year I only did one 30-minute Skype visit with a college class and charged $300. I plan to do only or mostly paid Skype visits in the future, but I don't get many requests for those.”
“My free virtual visits are 15 minutes long, as opposed to paid visits, which are 45 minutes long.”
“Regarding Skype: 15 min Q&A: free; Longer session: $200.”
“I'm still doing the 15m for free but now am charging 30m for $75, 45m for $100/$200.”
“I do free Skype visits up to 20 minutes. For 45 minutes to 1n hour, I charge $200 - $250.”
Our next full post will focus on free and reduced price visits.