All the material on outsourcing to the Philippines suggests you can hire a full time VA for $200-$250 per month.
But I'm starting to doubt that's a viable wage - even in the Philippines.
Let me tell you my story quickly. I've had a full time virtual assistant working for me for 9 months now. It's going great -I started him off at $250 and now he earns $350 per month.
But recently, I was wondering whether this was enough - so I looked into what it costs to rent an apartment in the Philippines.
It turns out, $300 is basically what you need to pay in rent to get somewhere average.
Am I paying my guy enough? Has there been some wage inflation since 2009, when a lot of these 'outsource to the Philippines' blog posts were written?
What do you guys pay your VA?