VA Staffer is a Digital Marketing and Virtual Assistant Company with the majority of it’s team in their Makati City (Metro Manila) office, Philippines. The marketing, project success and consulting is operated in the USA, and VA Staffer has also expanded recently into South America, India and the Caribbean for specific skillsets.
They have a very diverse team that offers a wide range of services to entrepreneurs, small businesses and CEOs. That talent pool is backed up with built-in Project Management Tools to deliver results.
They opened their doors to the general public in November 2013 immediately after Typhoon Haiyan devastated much of the country, and local job opportunities were scarce, even for qualified candidates. At that time, founder Jeff “J” Hunter and his team decided that bringing on more clients would help empower college grads with amazing technology skills in the Philippines.
In return for a reliable, rewarding career opportunity, the new virtual assistants promised to provide superior services to their clients.
About VA Staffer
The team uses ActiveCollab software for communication and project management, and aims to build a long-term win-win relationship with clients. This set-up provides for work tracking (screenshot monitoring) and accountability.
With VA Staffer, you’re assigned a dedicated VA based on your job requirements, but have access to rest of the team for specialized skills as the need arises. This set-up is somewhat rare among VA companies in the Philippines, where most just aim for a dedicated relationship and ask you to hire out other skills and jobs separately.
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VA Staffer Services
The company provides 100% manual and personalized SEO, Marketing, Website Design, Social Media Management and a variety of other virtual assistant services for start-ups, entrepreneurs, authors, and real estate agents.
Your virtual staff can also help with data entry, lead generation, online research, link-building, book promotion, reputation management, ecommerce solutions, and more.
The real pride of the company comes from the founding principal that entrepreneurship is the best method to solve global poverty.
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Plans and Pricing
With some recent changes, VA Staffer has gone decidedly upmarket with their pricing and range of services. How it works is you have a $1500 upfront “exclusive membership service” onboarding fee, and minimum $250 a month retainer.
The $250 retainer is applied to any work you need done over the course of the month, and you have access to an array of specialists based on what you need done.
Data Entry / Lead Generation
VA Staffer’s $14/hour base-level plan is for an entry level VA to tackle:
- Online research
- Lead generation
- Managing your customer or contact database
- SEO tasks
For $16 an hour, a VA Staffer administrative assistant can handle:
- Social media management
- Managing your calendar and travel arrangement
- Email triage and follow-up
Web and Graphic Design and Web Development
Skilled designers and developers are $20 an hour. This in-house team specializes in:
- Website redesigns
- Book covers and infographics
- Social media graphics
- WordPress and web development
Marketing Automation / Sales Funnel Assistant
At the high end of VA Staffer’s service offerings are their marketing automation and sales funnel pros. This is a rare skill to find in an assistant, and that’s why it commands the $30 / hour premium rate.
These highly trained assistants can:
- Set up your email or marketing automation software (like Infusionsoft, ActiveCampaign, Hubspot, and others)
- Do advanced website and CRM automation
- Create lead magnets and sales funnels
It’s a very flexible and scalable system that can adapt with your business and growth.
Why VA Staffer?
One thing that sets VA Staffer apart is their on-site recruiting and hiring process. When I spoke with Jeff, he explained that he personally flies to Manila 3-4x per year to screen the brightest talent in the Philippines and conduct face-to-face interviews.
Out of an applicant pool of 30 people, he might hire 1 or 2. The candidates must have a college education, and great communication skills.
Jeff explains, “The key to our success is the longevity of our staff. We offer great benefits to our employees and wages much higher than the average outsourcing company. That builds pride and creates a great connection between the staff and our clients.”
Interview with the VA Staffer Founder
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