VirtualStaff.ph is a virtual assistant job board based in the Philippines. The company was founded in 2016 and all of their assistants work from their homes across the Philippines.
The company offers a marketplace to post individual jobs that can be picked up by their assistants, and ongoing hires for long-term work.
If the site looks or feels familiar, it’s a near-identical copy of the much larger and more-established OnlineJobs.ph, which has been in business since 2009 and has more than 250,000 members.
VirtualStaff.ph was founded by British entrepreneur Michael Brodie. Michael was one of Europe’s youngest retail entrepreneurs at 17, and after outsourcing some of his own workload to the Philippines, he decided to start his own virtual assistant business.
The business model of Virtual Staff is different than most of the other virtual assistant companies based in the Philippines.
Their staff are all home-based, and there are no project managers acting as a middleman or point of contact.
This enables them to offer very competitive rates, however, interviewing and selecting an assistant from their database comes down to you.
Their target customers are entrepreneurs, bloggers, coaches, podcasters, busy CEOs, and anyone else who wants to free up more time by outsourcing some of their business tasks.
How it Works
The service provided by VirtualStaff.ph is as an online marketplace and job board to help you connect with virtual assistants in the Philippines.
They have a database you can sort through by skills, ratings, or hourly rate. You can then reach out to the assistant and interview them or ask any questions to help you establish if they’ll be a good fit.
Their assistants cover the wide range of tasks you would expect from virtual services. So any remote tasks like social media management, website content, audio editing, online research, etc, you’ll find an assistant to work with.
For more bespoke tasks like php editing or handling your customer service, look for an assistant listing the specific tasks in their bio and discuss your project with them.
Plans and Pricing
It’s free to post jobs on their job board, but that’s almost entirely useless, since you won’t be able to contact the applicants until you pay. I guess the advantage is you can see if your job listing attracts any candidates before you plunk down the cash to be able to communicate with them.
There is a monthly fee of $39.99 to enable you to connect with their assistants, and then once you make your hiring decision, you’ll pay your assistant directly based on the salary you agree on.
At press time, that $40 monthly fee had been slashed to just $10 though.
Like I mentioned, the primary competitor to Virtual Staff is OnlineJobs.ph. They charge $49 a month to access their job board and communicate with candidates, but I think you’ll find a much broader talent pool there.
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