Are you bogged down by small tasks that are keeping you from really growing your business? Hiring a Virtual Assistant (VA) can help you and your business flourish efficiently and affordably.
A VA can free you up to do the work you love. They can professionally handle administrative tasks, minimize repetitive work, manage social media, make edits to your website, organize your schedule, help manage your email, and much, much more. If you can screencast it, they can do it!
A VA can help you scale your business while shaving off hours from your work week. Hiring a VA from the Philippines is not only cost effective, it also ensures you stay out of trouble with your state’s labor board!
If you want to classify a US-based assistant as an independent contractor you must prove that all three of the following are true:
- They must be free from control and direction in connection with performing the work.
- They must perform work that is outside the usual course your business.
- They must also be engaged in other independent work.
In other words, yes, you can classify a web designer or digital marketing specialist (who has their own entity and also has other clients) as a contractor, but you legally need to pay a U.S. based admin/assistant as an employee! People try to get around “employee” status because a $20 an hour admin will end up costing you $30 an hour, given all the requirements: employment tax, social security, unemployment insurance, disability insurance, workman’s comp insurance, paid sick leave, and potentially healthcare coverage (depending on the size of your company).
Task examples: email management/filtering, calendar management and scheduling, travel management, social media management, website/blog management, updating CRM system, customer service, file management, database building/updating CRM, digital file storage & organization, report creation, forms creation and management, document and presentation creation/management, online research, data mining & development, lead generation, deadline/deliverable tracking, project management, and much, much more.
We can also help you find specialists for projects such as video/audio editing, writing, SEO management, web development, and graphic design.
The Philippines regularly ranks high on the Global Competitiveness Index, making it a great option for outsourcing.
There’s an estimated population of 103 million people living in the Philippines, and most of them speak, read, and write English. Also, many have college degrees! We can tell you first-hand, working with VAs in the Philippines for over four years, and having spent time in the Philippines, Filipinos are friendly, hardworking, loyal, reliable, and trustworthy.
Hear what a fellow entrepreneur has to say about working with us to find the right virtual assistant…
Working with a VA can be a life saver, but finding the right VA and creating a bullet-proof system to effectively assign work and manage outcomes is not as easy. That’s why we’re here to help. We have spent time in the Philippines and created a network of vetted Filipino VAs to support Hera Hub members. Please see the options below and watch this screencast for a detailed explanation.
|1. Project Work||PRICING|
|We match you with a qualified VA for a project
||$250 – one-time fee payable to HERA HUB
You pay the VA directly when the project is completed
|2. Half or Full-time – Referral only||PRICING|
||$495 – one-time fee payable to HERA HUB
You pay VA directly for ongoing work
|3. Process Development & Matching (Half or Full-time)||PRICING|
|Not sure what to assign a VA or how best to work with one? We can help you!
One-hour initial meeting with a one-hour follow-up meeting to help you…
|$985 – one-time fee payable to HERA HUB
You pay VA directly for ongoing work
|4. Process Development, Matching, and Management||PRICING|
|Too busy to manage the VA? This option provides total support!
One-hour initial meeting with one-hour follow-up meeting to help you…
Our VA manger in the Philippines will do weekly check-ins with the
|No up-front fee – 6 month commitment
Half-time – 20 hours per week
Full-time – 40 hours per week
* Payments made directly to HERA HUB