Continuing my discussion on Virtual Assistants (VAs), today we approach the topic of how much does a VA cost.  Costs for VAs vary widely, so it’s best to discuss this upfront with the VAs that you are interested in working with as you go through an interview process.   

  • Rates vary.  Hourly rates range between $20 to $75 an hour, typically $35+ an hour. 
  • Some VAs have a fixed hourly rate for all work, others have a range of rates, depending on the work to be done.  Some VAs offer discounts if you commit to a fixed number of hours per month, or for pre-paid hours.
  • Most VAs will provide cost estimates for larger projects. Some VAs require an upfront deposit before beginning a large project.
  • In addition to the agreed upon rate for completion of the project, you will be responsible for the VA’s out-of-pocket expenses directly related to an assignment – postage, long-distance phone calls, and shipping. 
  • Ask for supporting documentation and receipts that indicate hours worked and expenses incurred for specific projects. 

As a freelance employee, costs for VAs can be flexible depending upon how you choose to use the VA. 

Dan Richard

Emeritus at Gooder Group
Dan is the Founder of the Gooder Group and the author of a series of successful Real Estate books:

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