If you’ve ever considered hiring a Virtual Assistant, you probably realized that you can pay just about anything you want for VA help. I know VAs who charge $10 an hour for their services, and I know others who charge $75. Clearly, that’s a pretty big gap, so how do you know what to pay for a VA?
There are a few things to consider as you think about hiring a Virtual Assistant for your blog or business. Things like:
- Your budget. First and foremost, you have to decide how much you can really afford to spend each month for virtual assistance.
- Your needs. Do you need assistance with simple, basic every day tasks, or are your needs of a more complex, technical nature?
- Your own ideas about price versus quality. If you believe there is no difference between a $10 an hour VA and a $75 an hour VA, then your decision about which one to partner with gets a little easier.
In addition to these things, I believe that you must consider the following points when deciding which Virtual Assistant you want to partner with:
- Do you want someone who is available to you during regular business hours? Or are you okay with someone who works as a VA on a part-time basis and might only be available a few hours a day?
- Do you want someone with a proven track record of taking excellent care of clients, or are you okay with a less experienced VA who’s just starting out?
- Do you want someone who is a real partner, truly invested in your blog or business, and wants to see you succeed? Or are you okay with someone who’s just in it for the paycheck and not really invested in what you’re doing?
There really are no right or wrong answers to these questions – it’s all about what you want and what will meet the needs of your business. But before you make any decisions, I strongly recommend doing these 5 things to help make your working relationship with your VA partner a success.
I started my VA business in the fall of 2012 after almost 20 years of working in marketing in the employee benefits industry. I have been blogging for over 10 years, and my ideal clients are bloggers, handmade shop owners, and small businesses powered by women.
I work at my business on a full-time basis, and I am available to my clients during regular business hours and on many Saturdays.
I work with an excellent team of assistants who specialize in a variety of areas such as WordPress, graphic design, social media, and more.
We are completely invested in our clients’ businesses and work to do all we can to help you succeed. Your success is our success, and whether you own a huge blog or you’re a small blogger just starting out, we are prepared to help you set the world on fire.
If you would like to learn more about working with a VA, shoot me an email and let’s chat about the possibilities!
Your turn: Have you ever worked with a Virtual Assistant? What do you consider the biggest advantage of a VA partner?
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