When I owned my bookkeeping business I was once asked if I had a different rate for data entry work. The inference being that that particular task was worth less than the bookkeeping rate which I had quoted.
The thing is though, with bookkeeping it’s never just data entry.
The end result of working with a good bookkeeper is meaningful data with which you can make sound business decisions. It’s data which tells you the story of your business; the health of it, the results of your past decisions, and the predicted future of the business. It’s also staying compliant with the IRD and meeting your tax deadlines. It’s data that tells you how much money you’ve made and how much money you can take out for yourself (shareholders) or for reinvesting in growth.