BELAY is a virtual staffing solutions company that employs exclusively US-based assistants and specialists.
The company got its start in 2010 helping churches and pastors outsource their administrative work, and has since expanded to serve businesses (small & large) nationwide.
About BELAY Solutions
Most leaders struggle to staff with the right people as they grow. They need a team, but let’s face it – hiring is complicated.
Because whether you need a highly vetted U.S.-based Virtual Assistant, Bookkeeper, Social Media Manager, or Web Specialist, BELAY has the right person ready to help – without the added stress of having to do everything on your own.
BELAY’s proprietary matching process pairs you with contractors who are accepted by standards more rigorous than Harvard’s, only accepting just over three percent of those who apply.
Bottom line: You shouldn’t have to do everything. And with BELAY, you don’t have to.
Let someone else handle what they’re good at, so you can focus your time on what you’re good at — and what only you can do: grow your business.
And unlike other virtual assistant companies that assign your tasks to whomever is available, BELAY provides you a dedicated assistant so you can establish the kind of trusted partnership you deserve to help you and your business succeed.
Accomplish more and juggle less with modern staffing solutions from BELAY.
BELAY was founded to serve clients with high-touch, excellent service, and steward them with passion, integrity, responsiveness and give them the best service in the market.
The strategy has since paid off, with BELAY winning major culture and business awards from prominent national magazines and outlets despite the fact that it’s been 100-percent remote for more than 11 years. And the secret to this success is that BELAY instills its mission and values of gratitude, teamwork, vision, passion, fun, and God into every one of its 1,100-plus remote workforce team members.
In fact, the company has earned glowing endorsements from author Michael Hyatt and other Fortune 500 companies.
(You can grab Michael Hyatt’s book The Virtual Assistant Solution on Amazon.)
Who is the Ideal BELAY Client?
The ideal BELAY client needs help with administrative, bookkeeping, social media or website tasks.
Because without dedicated help, many leaders …
- Feel like they can’t take a vacation.
- Find themselves being busy instead of productive.
- Lose hours of their day to email.
- Feel like their days are out of control.
BELAY’s contractors are …
- BELAY searches the entire country to find the right person for your organization.
- Highly Vetted
- BELAY’s exhaustive recruiting process includes – but isn’t limited to – several video interviews and skills assessments to find skilled, servant-hearted candidates.
- BELAY specialize in finding and matching organizations with the right experience to best serve you.
When busy leaders partner with BELAY, they get:
- A dedicated, U.S.-based team member without the cost of an in-house employee.
- A dedicated account manager known as a Client Success Consultant
Time to focus on what only they can do: grow their organization
Maybe rethinking your approach to hiring is just a ‘maybe someday’ thought. Or maybe you’re more than ready to explore other ways to hire for your organization.
Either way, if you need just a little convincing that you can do it, allow us to cut to the chase: You can do it. And BELAY can help.
So here, BELAY presents nine secrets to making hiring easier today so you can reap the benefits tomorrow – and every day thereafter.
BELAY – How it Works
Step 1. Sales Call
Meet with your Solutions Consultant to identify your exact needs and pain points to determine if we are fit. If so, BELAY will send you an agreement to sign and you’ll be assigned a Client Success Consultant.
Step 2. Discovery Call
Meet with your Client Success Consultant to deep dive into your tasks, tools, culture and personality requirements to ensure that BELAY matches you with the right talent.
Step 3. Placement Process
Now, for their Secret Sauce. Your Client Success Consultant will meet with the Placement Team to discuss, vet and select 2-3 top candidates from their bench of nearly 1,500 U.S.-based talent. Then, your Client Success Consultant will interview and select the best candidate for you based on our discovery call.
Step 4. Kickoff Call
You, your Client Success Consultant and your talent will have a kickoff call – the official start to your partnership – to meet your talent, set initial goals, discuss communication plans, and set yourselves up for success.
Step 5. Onboarding
Your Client Success Consultant stays close in the first few weeks to provide high-touch relational service to guide you through their proven onboarding process.
Step 6. Nurturing
You will have ongoing check-ins to support both you and your talent throughout your partnership with BELAY.
BELAY offers four services:
- Virtual Assistants
- Social Media Managers
- Website Specialists
1. Virtual Assistants
BELAY’s Virtual Assistant services provide dedicated professionals who bring their experience and expertise to your organization. They’re your personal superheroes. No phone booth required.
BELAY Bookkeepers can …
- Research & Reporting
- Inbox & Schedule Management
- Book Travel & Expense Reporting
- Project Coordination
- Social Media Assistance
- Light Bookkeeping
… and more!
Some people love spreadsheets. Chances are that’s not you. And that’s OK. BELAY’s Bookkeepers give you clear, simple, and updated financial information, so you make better decisions.
BELAY Bookkeepers can …
- Produce Reports & Balance Sheets
- Reconcile Bank Accounts
- Manage Weekly Bill Pay
- Reconcile Credit Cards
- Process Payroll
- Process Invoicing
… and more!
3. Social Media Managers
A BELAY Social Media Manager can help manage all of your unique social media needs and build a strong online presence to get you back to what you love most.
BELAY Social Media managers can …
- Create Content Calendars
- Schedule Posts
- Develop Strategy
- Drive Engagement
- Create Brand Conversations
- Provide Reporting
… and more!
4. Website Specialists
A great website is crucial for growth in today’s world, but handling it can be overwhelming. BELAY’s professional techies take care of the details so you don’t have to.
BELAY Website Specialists can …
- Provide Content Updates
- Maintain Sites
- Execute Site Builds
- Update Plugins
- Schedule Regular Backups
- Optimize Sites
… and more!
With dedicated support and All-American executive assistants, BELAY is positioned as a premium service in the competitive world of cloud staffing. But instead of racing to the bottom on pricing, they want to help your organization race to the top, with hand-picked VAs matched against your needs (both professional & personal requirements).
The company offers monthly service plans and the sign-up process begins with a free consultation and personalized price quote.
A flat monthly fee gives you access to your VA week in and week out, without having to worry about overhead, timesheets, and billing headaches.
*Specialist services are available for an additional charge.
US VA Company Comparison Chart
|Hourly Rate||$51||$24-27||~$24||$9.99 - 35|
|Minimum Package||$1530 for 30 hours||$270 for 10 hours||$1200 for 55 hours||$999/month for a package of 4 hours (4 hours a day, 5 days a week)|
|Minimum VA Experience||7 years||5 years||Extensive in-house training||2 years|
|Free Trial||7 days|
|Learn More||Learn More||Learn More||Learn More|
BELAY’s Plans and Pricing
As you might expect, BELAY is considerably more expensive than many of the overseas virtual assistant options. In some parts of the world, you may even be able to find a full-time virtual employee for a lower monthly fee. But BELAY believes you get what you pay for, and clearly isn’t targeting the same customer who’s looking for the $5/hour VA.
As of October 2020, their hourly rates range from $40-$50.
The good thing is that these rates are “all-inclusive,” in that you don’t have any additional employer burden costs to pay on top of it, like you would with a traditional W-2 employee.
BELAY offers a variety of contract sizes for each service line with a 30-day cancellation notice.
Press and Awards
BELAY is a stalwart on the prestigious Inc. 5000, which ranks America’s fastest growing private companies, earning a spot on the list annually since 2015.
Additionally, BELAY has won awards from and been recognized by Entrepreneur Magazine, CultureIQ, Atlanta Business Chronicle’s Pacesetter Awards, Startup Weekly, and FlexJobs, as well as Inc. Best Workplaces.
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