Why Most VAs Get Stuck at $20/hour #174


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Why Virtual Assistants Get Stuck at Low Hourly Rates

I’m over it. You’re promised that as a VA with zero experience, you can rake in a whopping $75 an hour or $100k per year. Sounds enticing, right? But it’s not true. 

I’ve heard about so many VAs stuck making a meager $20 to $25 an hour. You’re working tirelessly, but the rewards just don’t measure up. I’ve been there too. I started as a freelance writer, creating press releases for local businesses. Then, I ended up with a retainer client and everything shifted.

But I made a mistake. I stayed at $20 an hour for way too long. Because I didn’t understand my value. I didn’t have the confidence to raise my rates. But I learned more and started delivering high-quality results consistently. I realized it was time to step up and get paid what I’m worth.

In this episode, you’ll:

  • Discover how to uncover your earning potential by saying no to low VA pay
  • Find out why having skills and confidence can increase your VA income
  • Get the lowdown on money-saving tricks to keep your freelance business financially healthy
  • Hear how to make smart investments in courses to help you level up your skills

Don’t leave money on the table. Regularly evaluate your skills and the value you provide to your clients and adjust your rates accordingly.

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Emily Reagan is a jill-of-all trades when it comes to digital marketing and techie skills. She’s worked as a behind-the-scenes digital media implementor and virtual assistant for a decade for online biz owner clients.

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