How Much does a Virtual Assistant Cost?

What does a virtual assistant cost?

This is a question all of us Virtual Assistants see on social media often.  We really dislike this question because we believe a Virtual Assistant should not be seen as a cost, but as an investment in you and your business.

I have seen company’s looking for a virtual assistant and offering miniscule amounts that they want to pay and it is sad because of what a professional proactive virtual assistant can give any business.  I have also seen companies pay way too much for virtual assistants, but, the good news is, there is a happy middle point that can be reached between two parties that want to partner together with a common goal of maintaining and building your business.

As a Professional Proactive Virtual Assistant, of course, I have a strong opinion with regard to pricing of Virtual Assistants.  This is my opinion and it is based on the industry and on personal experience of what works and what most virtual assistants expect.  This is also based on United States virtual assistants only.  Foreign countries have very cheap rates, but you may find language and cultural issues when hiring someone that does not have English as their first language and you also have time zone issues. .

You may be wondering what a Proactive Virtual Assistant is?  A Proactive Virtual Assistant is invested in YOU and Your Company, grows with you as your success is their success, partners with YOU, is forward thinking, offers you additional support and goes the extra mile, provides you with suggestions and ideas and learns who YOU are and how you think.  Any virtual assistant can do your tasks but a Proactive VA will partner with you and help you grow your business.

Virtual Assistants range in price from $25 to $60 per hour, I have seen some virtual assistants charge less and some charge more.  I do believe everyone needs to stop making these decisions based on the hourly costs of a virtual assistant and instead figure out your budget and figure out what tasks you need done:

  1.  Compile a list of your tasks, ask your prospective virtual assistant how much do they think it will cost you each month/week on average to complete these tasks.
  1.  Give your prospective virtual assistant your monthly/weekly budget and a list of tasks and ask how much of that list they can get done each month/week for that amount of money.

This will allow you have some type of comparison. The problem with virtual assistants and their fees is often due to inexperience as a new business owner, sometimes they pick a number out of thin air, or they charge a price because everyone else they know is charging that.

Don’t make decisions based on hourly fees.  Use one of the two bullets above and make sure to do your due diligence, ask for references, read testimonials.  All experienced virtual assistants will have testimonials on their website.  Ask them questions about the tasks you need done, how long will it take them, ask about their experience doing these types of tasks and ask them if they have ever worked in your industry.

Some virtual assistants may charge a lower fee than others but, it may take them twice as long to do particular tasks, this is why many questions and a consultation is very necessary.

Lastly, there should also be a personality fit.  Your virtual assistant will be someone that you work very closely with so you should have things in common such as, but not limited to: personality, working style, energy, goals, enthusiasm, etc.

If you have any questions you would like answered or would like a FREE 30 minute consultation, please give me a call at 760-662-8395 and let’s chat!  Share this blog post with others that you think would enjoy it or that it may help.



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Why Business and Life Coaches Need Virtual Assistants

Are you a coach thinking of expanding your coaching business to make a greater impact on people who want a change in their lives?  Do you want to become an author, do speaking engagements to show that you are an expert in your business or do many other things you have been dreaming of?  I know you are probably thinking, “I can’t possibly do all that as well as run my current business.”  Well, here is a little secret


Isn’t it true that traditional methods of running a coaching business have changed with the rapidly growing and changing technology?   As your passion is to help people communicate better and empower them to make mindset changes that will improve their lives or grow their business, your focus is on them…  your clients.   A virtual assistant can help you manage your day-to-day operations so that you can focus on your clients.

Why do you need a virtual assistant for your coaching business?  If you relate to two or more of these statements listed below, then you know it’s time to seriously think about hiring a virtual assistant.

Your excitement to do your passion has decreased
You are missing quality life moments
You need to get back control of your time
Your online presence is uninspiring
You spend more time on administrative tasks than growing and running your business


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                                Are you a life coach who is overwhelmed? We are here to help.

Creating a partnership with a virtual assistant can give you time to focus on your passion.  A virtual assistant can empower YOU so that you can encourage and empower others!   When you welcome a proactive professional virtual assistant to become a valued member of your team, you can hand over the following tasks to her:

Administrative Support Services
Social Media Management
Branded Image and Document Design
Website Management
Blog Management and Content Writing
Virtual and In Person Event Planning
Email and Calendar Management

Letting go of things you don’t need or want to do can change a lot of things for you.  Change equals growth. Your growth and time freedom will increase if you partner with a virtual assistant.  Let a virtual assistant help you grow and build the road to your destination.

If you have any questions you would like answered, please give me a call at 760-662-8395 and let’s chat!  Share this blog post with others that you think would enjoy it or that it may help.



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I’m Convinced That Proactive Virtual Assistants Are The Future

I'm Convinced That Proactive Virtual Assistants Are The Future

Virtual Assistants are the Future.

Most Entrepreneurs and Small Businesses need help.

It is a known fact that you can’t create and run an empire alone.  You may think that full-time, physical staffing is your only option.  It’s not.  Many successful entrepreneurs and small businesses
have virtual assistants and some have had them for years!

If you think about it, many of your professional relationships today are virtual.

Today, most business transactions are conducted via e-mail and occasionally phone.  So, it really doesn’t matter where your assistant is located.  No one knows the difference.  All you need is a sharp, responsive proactive assistant who helps you and your clients get what they need when they need it.   With a virtual assistant you get a trusted business partner who frees you up to do what YOU do best.Do YOU think it’s time to consider hiring one for yourself?  You may have some reservations and wonder what a VA can do for you, if you truly need one and can you justify the expense?

What can proactive virtual assistants do for you?

Anything that does not require their physical presence.

  • Manage any projects you don’t want to handle
  • Answer and/or screen your e-mail and respond for you or as you
  • Confirm and schedule appointments
  • Book travel arrangements
  • Make calls on for you
  • Perform research
  • Complete expense reports and track reimbursements
  • Create invoices and payments
  • Create documents and branded images
  • Handle your social media and/or create profiles
  • Create and send letters, newsletters, blog posts
  • Customer Service
  • And many many other tasks

Why you need Proactive Virtual Assistants:

  • You know you could really “move the needle” if you could focus more on what you and only you can do.
  • You know you need help but can’t afford someone full-time. You don’t want the hassle of recruiting, hiring, and training a physical assistant.
  • You feel overwhelmed with your workload.
  • You need help digging out from the administrative pile.
  • You want to be more productive and less stressed.
  • You want—and need—more margin in your life.

What are the benefits of a virtual assistant you may ask?

  • Virtual assistants reduce your labor costs! Virtual assistants are independent contractors which means you don’t need to even think about payroll taxes, vacation pay, sick days, worker’s compensation and employee benefits such as health and dental insurance and there are no OSHA regulations to follow.
  • Virtual assistants work around your schedule to provide you service when you need it. Think of them as| your ‘on-call’ go to person.  No need to hire part time employees and hope you have enough work to keep them|busy for the hours they work. With a virtual assistant you only pay for time spent on YOUR project AND work can be done outside normal business hours.
  • There are no agency fees as with temporary employees.
  • You don’t need to spend any money on employee training.
  • You won’t pay any overtime and yet you’ll still keep your projects on schedule.
  • A virtual assistant may have skills that you don’t, desperately need but don’t have time to learn.
  • A virtual assistant cares about her business – it’s her livelihood – she wants you to call her and she wants you to tell others about her services. This results in superior service.

If you have any questions you would like answered about hiring or if you really need a virtual assistant, please give me a call at 760-662-8395 and let’s chat!  Share this blog post with others that you think would enjoy it or that it may help.



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Danna Cruzan
The Wolf Woman Entrepreneur
Alpha One Virtual Assistant


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