Virtual Latinos is a US-based virtual assistant company operating out of San Diego. They started operations around the middle of 2018 and specialize in supplying virtual assistants from across the Latin American countries.
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About Virtual Latinos
The idea for Virtual Latinos came from the team behind Bloominari, a marketing agency in San Diego.
They were hiring virtual assistants from all over the world for their clients and realized there was a huge pool of talented assistants based in Latin America working out well for them.
So, with experience finding and hiring from South American countries they decided to start Virtual Latinos to tap into this market and provide virtual assistants to entrepreneurs and businesses of all sizes.
How Virtual Latinos Works
They put their applicants through some strict testing to make sure they meet the high standards they’ve set and marketed to their clients.
“About 5% of all applicants are accepted, and 2% are hired” my contact told me, and they are currently supplying VAs from 18 different Latin American countries.
Virtual Latinos point out that there are a number of reasons why working with one of their VA’s based in Latin America might be a great fit for your company, these are:
- Similar Timezone – Depending on the country of the assistant you agree to work with there will be a few hours difference at most from you if you’re in the US.
- US-Based Trainings & Certifications – Their assistants are put through US-based certifications and training courses to build on their skill sets.
- Bilingual – If you deal with Spanish speaking customers or want to increase your reach in the Spanish speaking market their assistants are fully bilingual in English and Spanish.
- Affordable – Virtual Latinos says their assistants are 40-75% less expensive than US-based assistants due to working from locations with a lower cost of living.
If you’re interested in the full details of their hiring process, checkout this Client Hiring Roadmap.
Virtual Latinos Founder Interview
I had the chance to sit down with Jaime to learn a bit more about his hiring processes and what it’s like to work with Virtual Latinos.
Virtual Latino’s Services
Virtual Latinos virtual assistants are trained and experienced in handling a wide range of tasks that can be completed remotely.
To give you an idea of the kind of tasks they commonly complete for their clients, they group their virtual assistant services into the following categories:
- General Admin Assistants
- Executive Assistants
- General Digital Marketers
- Customer Support
- Sales & Customer Reps
- Writers & Bloggers
- Project & Operations Managers
- Branding & Graphic Designers
- Social Media Marketers
- E-mail & Automation Experts
- Web designers
- Video editors
- Legal Virtual Assistants
- Healthcare Virtual Assistants
- Real Estate Assistants
- Many other roles
Who Virtual Latinos Helps
Virtual Latinos helps businesses of all sizes, from solopreneurs to small or medium businesses, as well as from a variety of industries. Below is a recap of their most popular types of companies they work with, but if your industry isn’t listed, they can probably still help you to find and hire a virtual assistant based on yours specific needs. Their community of pre-vetted assistants includes professionals with various educational and work experience backgrounds.
Virtual Latino’s Plans and Pricing
They do require a minimum of 20 hours per week to start as of Jan 2022.
Virtual Assistant Plans
If you want to leave the legwork of finding and vetting the best candidate to them, there are three virtual assistants and virtual professionals plans to choose from:
- General, Entry Level
- Mid Level
- Expert Level
Their General Virtual Assistant plan is to hire a less experienced VA, while their Expert Virtual Assistants plan is to hire one of their more experienced VAs and remote professionals. Please note the rates below are starting rates, and can vary based on the candidate you choose
General, Entry Level Virtual Assistants and Virtual Professionals Plans
- Part-time – starting at $790 per month ($9/hour, 88 hours/month)
- Full-time Plan – starting at $1,400 per month ($8/hour, 175 hours/month)
Mid Level Virtual Assistant and Virtual Professionals Plans
- Part-time Plan – starting at $1,056 per month ($12/hour, 88 hours/month)
- Full-time Plan – starting at $1,925 per month ($11/hour, 175 hours/month)
Expert Virtual Assistant and Virtual Professionals Plans
- Part-time – $1,496 per month ($17/hour, 88 hours/month)
- Full-time Plan – $2,800 per month ($16/hour, 175 hours/month)
There are no additional costs or long-term commitments. Virtual Latinos also offer a performance guarantee. This means that if you’re not satisfied with your assistant for any reason, they will replace them for you.
My advice is to speak with a member of their team before choosing between the three plans. Explain in detail what tasks you’ll be asking of your assistant so you get off on the right foot.
The cost of an experienced assistant is almost double, so you need to be sure you’re getting value for your money.
Virtual Latinos Alternatives
Online VA Team – Based out of the US, their VAs work remotely from the Philippines but will work across any time zone. Entry Level Plan – $250 per month for up to 5 hours a week Monday to Friday. Small Business Plan – $1,195 per agent per month for dedicated staffing Monday to Friday.
One company that has great pricing is OkayRelax, which provides a dedicated assistant at $4 per task when you buy 25 tasks a month.
Uassist.me operates a similar business model as Virtual Latinos and have some great feedback from happy clients, so I recommend checking them out for a quote.
Their virtual assistants are also based in Central America, although their pricing is a little higher than Virtual Latinos.
If you’re looking for other affordable overseas options and don’t need Spanish speaking assistance, you might consider some of the virtual assistant providers operating out of the Philippines.
Have you worked with Virtual Latinos? If so, please take a moment to leave a quick review below to help others with their decision.