One hour consulting for 1.0 Bitcoin (returning clients and/or past the first hour, 0.7 Bitcoin).
The easiest way to get Bitcoin and handle it securely is to create an account at Coinbase.com. (MPG strongly suggests using two-factor authentication via Authy, which runs on your iPhone or similar). Like Paypal and banks, you have to be verified, etc. See also Bitcoin price and volume graphs.