Virtual Assistants in the Philippines

J at Filipination.com | Marketing | Monday, May 31st, 2010

Global internet marketers who are expanding their operations in order to make money online are looking for virtual assistants from the Philippines. What exactly do VAs do? Check this out…

Virtual assistants can help you answer email, provide customer support, set-up WordPress blogs, provide copywriting services, install PHP scripts, assist in webdesigning matters, initiate and complete SEO campaigns, formulate and execute email marketing strategies, create screencast online video tutorials, produce podcasts, or even write articles for you.

Usually, you will need around 2 to 3 VAs to help you cover the main aspects of content and design, technical program and script installation and site maintenance, and SEO or blog promotion.

In terms of content, please take care of your writers. It isn’t easy finding people who will produce anywhere from 250 to 400 word articles for you on a consistent basis.

With 3 Filipino virtual assistants, budget around US$1,500 a month (total for all 3). Clearly, your business must be at least at the $2,000 a month level before you consider outsourcing your internet marketing requirements.

In order to appreciate this, consider the tasks that have to be performed:

  • Set-up blogs
  • Write content for those blogs
  • Publish content in external sites such as Squidoo, Hubpages, Blogger… to name a few
  • Optimize your sites for both visitors and search engines
  • Produce multimedia content
  • Promote your content via article marketing, social bookmarking, video marketing, and even podcast submissions
  • Set-up your email marketing campaigns
  • Produce ebooks and other downloadable software to entice people to subscribe to your mailing list
  • Write the content used for your email follow-up messages
  • Set-up membership sites
  • Program the Paypal payment buttons (single and recurring payments)
  • Write the content or produce the videos which will be uploaded to your membership sites
  • Repeat the cycle for other sites you wish to launch in other niches

Bulk of the work will be handled by the Content Producers and the Site Promoters. Between those two groups, 20% of the effort will be covered by the writers, while 80% will be done by the promoters.

With this business model, you can earn money from the web via advertising revenue, affiliate marketing commissions, or even direct sales. In addition, you can use your network of blogs to generate leads which will help you close offline sales.

So if you prefer to focus on envisioning the future markets you will enter, and outsource the “technical” aspects of content production, programming, and promotion to other people, then this is the way to go.

1 Comment »

  1. Having a virtual assistant is a great benefit for business especially when hiring in the Philippines, which is cost effective. Virtual assistants are very skillful that could do professional administrative, technical and social assistance that allows clients to stay focus more on important tasks. Looking for virtual assistant to hire is very critical that your business success will rely on. When hiring virtual assistants you must test them first even you acquire them on legit sites like Odesk.com, Staff.com and Elance.com, where it could help you find the right person for the job.

    Comment by Nick — January 2, 2013 @ 1:49 pm

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