The simple answer here is that there is no simple answer. According to Google, a virtual assistant can cost you anywhere from $1-$100 per hour - thanks, Google! On average, you can expect to pay anywhere from $15 to $50 hourly depending on many factors. When it comes down to it, there are a few things to take into consideration when deciding on how much you should be paying for a virtual assistant:
What types of tasks do you need assistance with?
The price you pay for a virtual assistant relies heavily on the skills you are looking for. For basic administrative tasks like scheduling, calendar management, data entry, and customer service, you can expect to pay a lower rate. If you are looking to hire someone with specialized skills like content creation or lead generation, you are most likely looking at a higher price tag.
Since the start of the 2020 pandemic, working from home has changed dramatically in a relatively short amount of time. What once was considered unconventional has now become a very common way to conduct business, and with this change comes an increased need for professional virtual help. Online freelance platforms like Upwork and Fiverr are experiencing rapid growth and fierce competition for remote jobs. However popular freelance platforms also come with many limitations. This can make finding competent virtual help difficult for businesses due to a lack of training and sensible pricing - not to mention the sheer number of applicants!
That’s where First Pick comes in. Because we are a small agency, we can focus specifically on the areas large platforms cannot. Our VA’s go through a rigorous recruitment and hiring process and are only selected if we determine their skills and experience will be a good fit for our clients. VA’s with specialized skills are only brought onto the team if they have a minimum of two years of experience and valid certifications or equivalent education depending on their area of expertise.
Author: Camryn Pickworth
As the head VA and owner of The First Pick VA Group I have found such great joy in sharing my experiences and top tips with other freelancers and aspiring VA's. I hope that our blog can service as a great reference for VA's and Clients alike!