Thursday, January 25, 2007

How To Make $500 An Hour As A Luxury Expert

Natasha Pearl, chief executive officer and founder of Aston Pearl, calls her company "the private bank for everything except money."

It offers 260 different services, ranging from art collecting to finding the right summer camp for children. Before founding her five-employee company in 2001, Pearl worked at Sotheby's, the auction house in New York, and was motivated to start her own business after finding a large number of clients looking for objective opinions about all things luxe.

Pearl charges an hourly rate of $300 to $500, depending on the complexity or challenge of the assignment.

The Affluent Consumer: Marketing and Selling the Luxury Lifestyle