Q: I can hire a VA from the Philippines for <$10/hour - why do you charge more than that?
A: I love this question! So many of our clients now realise that this headline rate is designed to draw you in, but once we start delving into it, you’ll see through it in no time…
1. It’s a single person rate
Based, most likely on full time hours. So that’s a 40-hour week which works out to be an overhead of around $1500 per month.
What if you need 3 different VAs or VAs with different skill sets?
Is that 3 x $1500? $4500 per month?
Or part time, that’s still around $2000 per month.
2. It’s a fixed cost no matter the usage.
Whether it’s $4500 or $2000 or other, it’s a fixed cost no matter how productive your team is.
So the question becomes, “Is that really $10/hour?” or…
Does it feel like things take 3 x longer than it should and are they really productive 100% of the time.
This happens for several reasons.
❌ Context switching or multitasking
❌ Lack of systematic processes
❌ Not working in their zone of genius
Suddenly you find yourself micromanaging, or throwing everything at them to make sure you get the most out of their working hours.
3. Don’t forget the opportunity cost.
Who’s doing the hiring?
Who’s doing the managing?
Who’s doing the training?
Is that you? 🙋🏼♀️
Truth is most entrepreneurs forget about the value of their own time!
Instead of feeling like you’ve suddenly taken on the head of HR role, check out our VA packages.
You will get access to ALL of our VAs at the same low flat rate, no matter how many tasks you put in or how many different specialities you need at any one time.
✅ You get access to specialists who stay in their zone of genius.
✅ Your team gets access to a world class training library, well in excess of $100k/year now and are plugged into the experts in their own field.
✅ You get to minimise downtime from sickness or leave. You’re not relying on a single freelancer or VA – someone else from the team can step in.
✅ You’re also getting access to a project manager – an experienced tech / marketing specialist who is a second set of eyes over the work you delegate and helps you manage the work behind the scenes amongst the different team members.
Can you feel the weight taken off your shoulders already?
PLUS, with our packages you just pay for the time you use. Your project manager will keep a running timesheet to let you know how much time you’ve used on a specific task / project and how much time you have remaining.
It’s like having your own in-house marketing team, led by a project manager, all without the fixed costs and overheads.
❌ No more hiring individual specialities
❌ No more time or cost training someone only to have them leave with that knowledge
❌ No more micromanaging staff trying to eke out 100% productivity
So , ready to scale with some strategic support from our virtual marketing support team?
Check out our VA packages here 👈🏼
More questions? Book some time to speak to one of our project managers.
This is where the hustle stops and you get to say ‘yes’ to the right support to help you grow a highly profitable, scalable business without the added overheads.