Virtual Assistants

Low Cost Virtual Assistants – Are They Worth it?

Low Cost Virtual Assistants – Are They Worth it?

When you are looking to hire a virtual assistant, the most common question haunting your mind is why to pay $40, $45, $50 or more per hour when you got quotes for $15 per hour. As a result of the tough competition from the foreign markets, new VAs are flooding the scene offering lower and lower and lower quotes. This is not unique but, rather, quite common. Prospective clients feel they got a big deal by having to pay only $15 per hour.

But is it really a big bargain? What are you getting when hiring an inexpensive virtual assistant?

Finding a Talented Virtual Assistant

Finding a Talented Virtual Assistant

Using a virtual assistant for certain tasks and projects is a practical and cost-effective solution for many small businesses, but connecting with the right candidate can be difficult at times. The proper candidate would not only have the necessary skills, they should also be easily contactable and dependable. Virtual assistants work remotely, making it possible for you to easily use someone who is based in another country, though caution should be applied, especially when your work is time-sensitive. What methods can you use to find potential candidates?

Welcome to the Dark Side

Welcome to the Dark Side

When a client signs with you, there is an implicit amount of trust expected, given and returned. Depending on the client, you could hold logins & passwords, credit card information, PayPal account info, passport & driver’s license information, plus a myriad of other sensitive information. I have been called “the other woman” in a marriage for good reason – I usually know more about said client, than said client’s spouse.

When do you know it’s gotten too ……… weird, too personal, too awkward? Here’s a short compilation of oddities I’ve run across.