Mary Cabrera is the Manager of The VIVA Club. She loves to write articles, which, considering where you’re reading this, makes perfect sense. She's also the Virtual Executive Assistant of Turner Invest. You can find Mary on Facebook and LinkedIn
Last year, The Very Important Virtual Assistant (VIVA) Club was launched after the success of the Life Leverage Online Masterclass and huge interest from Business Owners wanting to hire after finding out the importance of a Virtual Assistant for their business. We’d been wanting to launch The VIVA Club for at least a year prior, but two things held us back— where can we find quality VAs and what platform should we use to gather them together in one place?
So firstly, why & when did we create The VIVA Club? This was mainly due to a Facebook Live we did for Business Owners & Entrepreneurs, and with our Executive VA Mary. We’d spent 90 minutes with the business owners detailing all the pros and cons of having a VA and answering their many questions and then immediately we received lots of messages asking us where to find VAs to hire. And a light bulb went off. Why not make our own VA outsourcing firm?
To do this we needed to attract quality VAs to ensure not only the business owners benefited from a quality VA for their business, but the VAs benefit by working for the right business to suit their skills. And, succeeding with this will get business owners recommending The VIVA Club to other business owners and VAs recommending to other VAs.
So quality VAs have been sourced from personal recommendations from other VAs and, our specialist Business SOS training open to VAs which contains lots of training on how to be the best VA in terms of organisation, time management, software training videos and much more including a monthly Live Q&A to support them.
The answer to the second question about what platform should we use to gather VAs together in one place wasn’t that simple. Because there are lots of online platforms for online workers like Onlinejobs.ph.
After hearing the same questions from several business owners and doing a little online research, we settled on creating The VIVA Club on Facebook. It seemed fairly intuitive and gave us the option to include/exclude VAs and Business Owners easily, and importantly, allowed Business Owners to view the profiles of the VAs they intend to hire before hiring them.
In the span of a year after our launch, we already have 120 Business Owners from UK looking to hire their VAs and almost 3,000 VAs in our VIVA Club community looking for an online job.
So now the question is what’s the best platform to use to hire your VA’s?
While our platform and the onlinejobs platform share the same goal and some similarities, there are differences as well.
These sites have several broad-strokes categories of remote work, including design and creative work, programming and development work, administrative support, marketing and sales, and more. And of course beneath each of those are dozens of highly specialized areas of expertise. Also, both companies don’t take a percentage of your worker’s salary and both offer long-term VA employment.
Here are some differences between The VIVA Club and Onlinejobs.ph:
1. Lower Price
Both sites represent huge talent pools and earn money by playing matchmaker, though they go about this in different ways.
Onlinejobs.ph offer $69 per Month for the Pro Plan with 75 contact workers and no video guide to outsourcing. The VIVA Club offers £69 for the Professional Package which allows 1-month access to the exclusive VIVA Club, and 1 month FREE trial of Business SOS the membership programme to systemise, outsource and scale your business. There is no automatic renewal fees for The VIVA Club like there is with onlinejobs as our aim is for you to hire within 1 month.
2. Unbelievable Service
The VIVA Club has an incredible customer service. And it doesn’t end after you’ve paid them. You can ask dozens of questions and expect to receive a quick response. When we don’t know the answer, we quickly find out and turn them into a helpful resource on our site’s FAQ section that can be accessed through our website The VIVA Club. Additionally, The VIVA Club offer 2 advanced packages:
Executive - which gives you access to all the template documents you need to hire and onboard your VA
Platinum - a done for you service, turning all the template documents into specific documents for your business and carrying out the hiring process for you giving you a shortlist of the best 3 candidates to choose from.
3. More Option
Onlinejobs.ph only allows 75 contact workers to apply per month but The VIVA Club allows you to contact unlimited numbers of VA applicants per month.
4. Exclusive VA Training
The VIVA Club offers our VAs Business SOS which aims to train them to become quality VAs and stand out from other VAs. Onlinejobs.ph doesn’t have this kind of training.
Business SOS is also open to all business owners to help them systemise, outsource and scale their businesses to earn more and work less, and one access can be shared between the business owner and their VA, for more information visit Business SOS.
5. FREE Access to VA Community
Once you purchased THE VIVA Club, you can have a FREE access to The VIVA Club community where you can post questions about VAs and Softwares and receive answers and recommendations from the community.
The VIVA Club’s Vision is to form a community of quality & trusted outsourcers who can work full-time, part-time or on a project to project basis who are available to Business Owners & Entrepreneurs looking for quality assistance in their business, making it easy for the business owner to find and hire the right person.
If you are now ready to hire your perfect VA, head over to theviva.club and start the process of outsourcing the tasks you do not like, the tasks you are not good at and/or the tasks that are not the best use of your time.
We hope to hear from you soon.