The team at Virtual Latinos has been working with Virtual Assistants for many years, and this is a question that comes up a log when hiring a new assistant.
The short answer is:
When you hire a virtual assistant or virtual marketer yourself through our Directory, we recommend that you pay your virtual assistant on a weekly basis when starting out, which is usually the first 2 to 8 weeks.
Once you’ve established a strong relationship with your assistant (Within weeks or a few months), and are planning to work with them for the long-term, we recommend that you pay them every 2 weeks.
In both instances, we suggest that you pay them after they’ve completed their work, which should be after one or two week’s worth of work.
Hiring through our Agency? Learn more from our long answer below.
The long answer is:
When hiring through our Directory, how often you pay them is totally negotiable between you and the assistant you’re interested in hiring. Yet, we still recommend that you follow our advice from the short answer above.
We highly encourage you to determine the payment schedule and memorialize it in writing through an official work agreement or contract. Having some type of work agreement in writing, or through email will help avoid any potential problems you may encounter with payment related issues once you start working with your assistant. When both you and your assistant have a clear understanding of when a payment is expected to occur, you’ll both have a nicer time working together.
When hiring through our Agency, payment for your virtual assistant or virtual marketer’s work hours is pre-paid at the beginning of each working cycle (usually at the beginning of each month).
Learn More: Should I hire through the Directory or Agency?