Where to find VAs that have great English skills?


Registered Member
May 22, 2021
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Hey there,

refining my search from a couple days back: Where do I find people that are very good at English? They should be able to write it flawlessly and have an interest in the language. Do you have any idea where I could find such VAs? Preferably from India, I've so far had very good experiences with them. Has anyone of you e.g. ever tried reaching out to university graduates from Indian unis, if so, how does it work? And do you know if the Upwork estimate of $10-30 per hour is actually what you typically find on the platform or does it also go way below that? I currently have VAs do it for $1.5 and they are already pretty good, but not as fluent as I would wish. Any ideas?


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May 8, 2013
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Virtual assistants who are really good but charge $1.50 per hour are more likely not to stay for long on you at that rate. Why? Sooner or later, they'll discover their true worth. For example, I was charging $1.00 per 100 words on article writing exactly 20 years ago. Now, that I've built my own content writing firm (as a corporation), I charge $5.00 per 100 words.

I understand you are on a budget. But if you are after a long-term business relationship, you may want to have a rate-increase plan to retain your good talents unless you are willing to look for new talents every time your talented workers leave for a greener pasture.

By the way, will your VA do non-writing tasks?