Do you want to create your own online store?

Picture of a phone with Shopify software

Start Your Business with Shopify

Try Shopify for free, and explore all the tools and services you need to start, run, and grow your business.

How To Hire a Virtual Assistant for Your Business

how to hire a virtual assistant

Hiring a virtual assistant FAQ

Are virtual assistants worth it?

A virtual assistant can be worth it if you feel overwhelmed with work you feel someone else could do, especially if the value of your time (how much money you make divided by the time it takes to make it) exceeds the cost of hiring a virtual assistant.

How much should you pay a virtual assistant?

You should pay a virtual assistant fair wages based on their skills, experience, and cost of living for where they’re based. You might pay $8 per hour for a VA in the Philippines focused on customer support, while you might pay $70 per hour for a US-based executive assistant with 10 years of experience.

What tasks can a virtual assistant do?

In theory, a virtual assistant can do almost any task a competent and organized person can do from a computer or phone that doesn’t require highly technical expertise, from managing your emails to writing content. It ultimately depends on the person and their rate.

How do I find a virtual assistant for my ecommerce store?

You can find a virtual assistant for your ecommerce store by going to a freelance marketplace like Upwork or Guru and adding “ecommerce” or “Shopify” as keywords to your search for a virtual assistant. VAs often specify their skills and experience in their profile.