Hiring a Virtual Assisstant. Is it worth it? Or is it a waste of money?
Plenty of times when I'm talking of forums, chat board, skype, etc. I always see the question pop up "Is it worth it to hire a virtual assistant?" and I'm here to help you with an answer
Hiring a virtual assistant to do menial tasks like data entry. There are tons of Virtual Assistants who want to do data entry because it's an extremely easy thing to do. Hell, you could just pay $60 and have someone in India design some software that will do the data entry for you and that will save you the $60 a week that you would be paying the VA So for data entry, hiring a VA is pointless. The only reason you would want to hire one is if you have a bunch of money and you don't want to do small tasks. But even then you could just get the software designed for under $100 and then pay the VA like $20 a week to use it
Hiring a Virtual Assistant to do some social posts for you. This is the main reason I hire VA's because I can get them working 40 hours a week for $100 and the amount of leads that I generate after the first week usually pay for the VA. Some people reading this are saying "But if you're paying $100 a week for the VA and you're only making $100 a week, what's the point?" Well the money I make may pay for the VA and I break even, but the returning customers are the ones I'm looking for Making $100 off of the sales will pay for the VA the next week, then around 10% to 20% of the first week clients will come back each week and buy small packages. This will then make my second week profits at $120+ If you keep bootstrapping and have good VA's then you can compile a good amount of sales over time and quit your day job
I'm actually about to hire a VA for LinkedIn marketing and have them build 5,000 connections on my main profile and contact each connection as they come in. This way I don't have to worry about my LinkedIn marketing and the VA can handle all the lead generation. If I get just one client for my online marketing services it will pay for the $400 price tag of the dedicated VA for the month
I always get contacted on LinkedIn by Virtual Assistants. Most of them are garbage and just looking to make a quick buck, but the random few are golden and I keep in contact with them whenever I have work that needs to be done
You can also post something on SeoClerks looking for a VA for your specific needs and you'll get a good amount of responses.