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 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 company targets entrepreneurs, bloggers, coaches, podcasters, busy CEOs, and anyone else who wants to free up more time by outsourcing some of their business tasks.
The business model of Virtual Staff is different than most of the other virtual assistant companies based in the Philippines. To use the platform, you have a couple options.
1. Home-Based Workers
Option 1 is the self-service model. Post your job, screen your applicants, then hire and work directly with your new home-based VA. This is how VirtualStaff began; with 100% home-based assistants, with no project managers or middlemen.
This enables them to offer very competitive rates, however, interviewing and selecting an assistant from their database comes down to you.
2. Office-Based Workers
Your second option with VirtualStaff is to have your virtual employees work from an official virtualstaff.ph office. They’ll be recruited, monitored and mentored by in-house team trained by the CEO himself.
This option may be attractive to fast-growing startups that need to onboard a team quickly.
How it VirtualStaff.ph 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 a wide range of tasks, including:
- social media management
- website content
- audio editing
- online research
- programming and development
- and more
Look for an assistant listing the specific skills you need in their bio and discuss your project with them.
Alternatively, you can post your own job(s) and see what kind of applications you get.
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 $49 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.
On the Basic plan, you’ll be able to post up to 5 jobs and contact up to 50 workers per month.
Interestingly, you can reduce your cost to just $10 a month if you opt for an annual plan and pay the $120 upfront.
A premium plan at $79 a month includes training for both you and your assistant.
Like I mentioned, the primary competitor to Virtual Staff is OnlineJobs.ph. They charge $69 a month to access their job board and communicate with candidates, but you may find a broader talent pool there.
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