Character, skill, and English proficiency - are what constitute the ideal virtual assistant, and qualities that employers should look at when hiring one.
The Philippines, despite its relatively small size, has consistently ranked as one of the best in many fields including sports, talent, and academe. There are also a number of Filipinos who have excelled in both business and technological innovations, giving the country a reputation full of promise and potential in developing fields of business.
Filipinos make the perfect virtual assistants (VA) because they are a proven breed of talented and skillful people with high regard for passion and loyalty. The combination of a US business owner and a Filipino VA creates opportunities for growth and stability for both parties.
Virtual assistants generally cost $4 - $8 an hour. This may seem low for an hourly wage, but the difference in cost of living between the US and the Philippines makes that rate reasonable, and in most cases generous.
The minimum hourly wage in the Philippines is equal to $0.82 - $1.39, which equates to less than $12 per day. This means that if you have a Filipino VA working full-time at $4 an hour, you'd be paying your VA $32 a day which is about $20 more than the set minimum wage at the capital.
We've taken this opportunity to service business owners whom we believe would benefit from virtual assistance while providing job opportunities for Filipinos in need of a higher paying job to support their families. At the end of the day, we believe in a working culture where our clients and virtual assistants are both winners.
The Philippines is a country that is rich with traditions, and due to its history, a lot of it is influenced by Western culture. Their familiarity with it allows them to vibe well with their US employers, and establish a connection unlike with citizens from other nations.
This bond allows them to output projects and results that match the expectations of employers, which essentially boosts team morale. They also welcome and understand change, an unteachable trait that's pivotal in business.
Filipinos are the best for outsourcing jobs because of their English proficiency and literacy. In fact, the Philippines is ranked as one of the best countries for business English - one of the fine traits that make them the ideal candidate for virtual assistance.
Of course, speaking an entirely different language from the native tongue will cause a difference in the accent which shouldn't be a problem as long as you are able to communicate clearly. In fact, we place a lot of inbound and outbound sales representatives in the real estate industry.
As the virtual workforce is growing in popularity, the Filipino community is consistently at the top of the list for US-based companies seeking remote employees. The driving factor in this is their "get it done" attitude. Virtual assistants in the Philippines tend to be problem solvers, meaning you can be at peace expecting them to get the job done.
You should hire a Filipino virtual assistant because, through effort and time, they have proven themselves to be skillful, adaptable, and loyal. At Virtual Assistant Staffing Agency, we have worked with virtual assistants from all over, and the Filipino community continues to be our main source for top-tier virtual assistant placement.
We work with clients in any industry or niche. In the past, we've staffed hundreds of virtual assistants for real estate professionals, insurance agents, marketing agency founders, SaaS CEOs, podcasters, authors, and even business coaches.
We're confident that, regardless of your niche, we can help you work less, grow faster, and be happier than ever.
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