In this blog post, I’ll be answering a series of Virtual Assistant questions. See below!
How much does it cost to hire a virtual assistant from Upwork or Fiverr for one month?
The cost to hire a virtual assistant from Upwork or Fiverr for one month varies. Virtual Assistants in the United States can cost anywhere from $50/hr to $125/hr.
As someone that’s doing the hiring, you can create an RFP (Request for Proposal) and determine your budget on a platform like Upwork. Using the project feature you set the rate and people submit proposals, some will be for your budget, some less, and some more. From there you can choose which virtual assistant you’d like to work with.
How did you start your career as a virtual assistant?
I started my career as a virtual assistant at 19 years old. I was in University at the time and looking to make some extra coin. I also wanted to learn more about small businesses. So I decided to do some research into virtual assistance and dive right in. I didn’t have a clue as to what I was doing. But I was motivated and passionate so everything came together for me.
I placed my first gig on Fiverr for Facebook Group Management. Despite Phone Anxiety and not knowing WTF I was doing I landed a client pretty quickly. This client was a coach in the health & wellness space.
Soon after working with this coach, I became the Head of Operations for their company. I was still a contractor, just with a fun job title. The scope expanded from Facebook group management to administrative, marketing, customer service, and more.
How can I become a virtual assistant? What are some good courses for it?
Becoming a virtual assistant is simpler than many people teach. If you’re interested in a simple and easy way to get your DREAMY virtual assistant business up and running in 30 days or less without social media, ads, website, or DMs, check out The High-End Virtual Assistant Method Program.
At The High-End VA, we help aspiring & established virtual assistants stand out, earn $5k-$10k/months and work with dreamy soulmate virtual assistant clients.
How does a client pay their virtual assistants?
Virtual Assistants can offer various ways to pay, one being through Invoices. These invoices can be sent weekly, monthly, or whatever frequency both parties agree on.
Virtual Assistants can also offer payment solutions to occur through CashApp, Venmo, Paypal, Zelle.
Invoices are deemed more professional than the latter.
Who are the best clients for virtual assistants?
The best clients for a virtual assistant are the clients the virtual assistants wish to work with. Good clients are available across all industries.
Which industry do you prefer to work with? Who is your ideal dreamy virtual assistant client?
How can I trust a virtual assistant with sensitive login information?
When collaborating with a virtual assistant you may have to share sensitive login information such as usernames and passwords.
During the onboarding call you can discuss the use of a password manager service like Lastpass. Password Manager & Sharing Services like Lastpass allow you to share your encrypted account information with others.
How can a virtual assistant help a health & wellness coach?
A virtual assistant can help a coach with a variety of tasks from marketing to administrative, customer service, website support, content management, podcast support and more.
I share a list of tasks to aspiring & established virtual assistants. If you’d like to see the list for yourself check out my website.
Where do I find social media virtual assistant clients?
To find clients as a social media virtual assistant you can try
- Asking your network
- Looking on websites such as Upwork or Fiverr
- Searching through Virtual Assistants RFP Boards
- Facebook Groups for Virtual Assistants
How can a beginner virtual assistant stand out among experienced virtual assistants?
As a beginner virtual assistant you simply need to position yourself correctly and use a few creative strategies to outshine your competitors. If you’d like to learn my secrets for standing out in a sea of virtual assistants you’ll want to check out our signature program The High-End Virtual Assistant Method.