Yes it's possible! You can hire a full-time virtual assistant for $2.50/hour in the Philippines.
In fact, if you go take a look at the virtual assistant profiles on our site, you'll notice many are looking to work for between $400-$500/Month full-time.
People sometimes have this totally wrong assumption which is, "it's not fair paying them $2.50/hour".
What they fail to realize is that EVERY VIRTUAL ASSISTANT who creates an account on VirtualStaff.ph, does so with full control over what they choose to put as their salary expectation.
If the VA's choose their own salary range, then why do they choose $2.50-$3/hour?
- They are based in the Philippines, so you gotta remember that market rates for salaries are different there than they are in the USA.
- Office salary in the Philippines ranges from 15,000-30,000 PHP per month, which breaks down to $300-$600/Month. (Remember, Filipino's who are applying to become virtual assistants, are doing so instead of going to work in a local office etc.
- The minimum wage in the Philippines is between $6-$11 PER DAY ($0.80-$1.25/hour) depending on the city. (By the way, don't try and pay that rate, as you'll likely get a bad quality virtual assistant).
That's pretty much it.
You can choose from thousands of Filipino VA's at virtualstaff.ph. So if you want to hire a virtual assistant in the Philippines for $2.50/hour, you can do so by signing up and creating an employer account. (It takes about 30 seconds to do!).