For my first clients I charged 10 dollars an hour. That is a low fee for animation but it's perfectly fine for someone starting out as a business and I still give the older clients who stuck with me that rate. I am not doing much commission work now as I am getting ready for school and school is more important to me right now. When I am done with school I will not take less than twenty to animate for someone else as I will also be figuring in the return on my school investment and I am gonna invest in Maya too. It's all relative really, but I think ten an hour is a fair rate.