You are not right. I have seen that the clients are offering low rate. But if you want good work you have pay a good money.
I am a VA and I am making clients satisfied by my work
Sometimes clients are leaving experienced freelancers. Why ? because they change a good amount of money.
If you want to save your money and hire a VA at a low rate, then you have to suffer much.
Get a good VA, get good quality of work.
whoa, where did this come from? oDesk fix this please, sheesh.
@Sheikh - I agree. I always say if you pay peanuts (small amount), you get monkeys.
@Marcia - I agree with you also. I see job descriptions asking for a VA when the client really needs an app developer or something entirely different. I think maybe sometimes they ask for a VA hoping that the person does know how to do the task, but can be paid a VA salary or wage instead of an app developer's wage. In other words, less money paid out.
I would like to express my personal opinion here. The very first thing that you need to do is to see a contractor's profile and find out their job success rate, feedback, video resume etc and if that satisfies your need then call them up for a skype video interview and ask all the questions that you feel is necessary to make an inform decision. I've been working as an Administrative Consultant for the last five years and what I can say from my experience is that the very first thing that an employer look for is that cheapest hourly rate and believe me when I tell you this, quality comes with money. I mean you cant expect a Ford Escort to provide with the prestige of a BMW 700 series car. So my suggestion to you would be, if you have a stable business and you know that you are growing then look for those VA's that has a high hourly rate because once again "with money comes quality"