For less than $10 an hour, somebody out there is willing to trim your hedges, answer your phone, dust your porcelain figurine collection and steam your chai latte mocha espresso.

For more specialized tasks such as designing your Zen garden, repairing the clutch on your classic Porsche, coloring your hair to hide the gray or teaching you how to improve your chip shot, you will have to pay closer to $50 an hour.