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How It Work

STEP 1

Post a Job or Search Resumes

Search Resumes
Proactively look for staff with the skills you need.

STEP 2

Find the perfect staff member

  • Communicate with the via simple email.
  • Interview them like you would for a normal staff member.
  • Find the perfect fit.
  • Offer them a job. Negotiate a salary, work hours, and your expectations.
  • Often, the person you’re interviewing is unemployed and can immediately start to work!

STEP 3

Hire and Manage

  • Manage work hours of employees through Hubstaff.
  • Pay them through Paypal (after they’ve worked for a week, not before they’ve worked).
  • No taxes to pay. No 1099. You don’t even need to maintain your subscription to OnlineJobs.ph once you’ve hired them.
  • Get good at hiring and managing your Brazilian team.

Frequently Asked Questions

Account and Pricing

Cheaper than that, impossible! 😱All other job boards on the market, such as Upwork, Freelancer, Fivver, Onlinejobs charge fees that are 100% more expensive than ours. Plus, it helps us continue to develop the site so you have a great experience hiring.
If you consider our money back guarantee, there's not much risk. If you don't find someone, ask for your money back. We're a US based company. We honor our guarantee. We charge up front so we don't have to mark up salaries. Nobody likes middlemen and unnecessary markups. After you try it we think you'll agree. Try it and if you don't like it no problem, you'll get your money back.
Because it becomes a risk, and you will definitely contact all available jobseekers.
Free allows you to post a job and see job applications. It gives you a good idea of if you're going to find someone good. You can't see applicants contact info or communicate with them until you upgrade. You can only interview workers once you've paid for an account.

PAYING YOUR WORKERS

No. It's quite easy. Right there online in your account. We're not here to lock you in. About 75% of employers who upgrade once end up coming back and upgrading again at some point in the future. Cancelling is built-in to our system.
We always recommend paying salaried. Brazilians like it better and we find most employers business success rate increases faster with salaried instead of hourly. We find paying hourly is the equivalent of being a manager and paying a salary is the equivalent of being the CEO. However, you can do whatever you want. Just be sure to work it out with the worker before you hire them. Either way, don't try to jip them. Pay a fair wage.
This depends on what you negotiate with them before you hire them. Pay will vary based on skillset and experience. Every position entails a different salary range. You can get a good idea from our Salaries in the whole world and determine How much you would like to pay!     In February 2020, the minimum wage in Brazil was set by the government at R$ 1045.00 equivalent to $ 260.00. But to have a reasonable life in Brazil you need two wages to live well. We suggest you look at a bunch of profiles which have the skills you're looking for. See how much they're asking for. That will give you a pretty good idea of how much you should pay.
Paypal! It's built right in. No account required. Simple and easy. You could also use Worldremit or Transferwise. We don't really care how you pay the people you hire. You don't have to pay them through us. How much you pay them is dependent on how much you negotiate with them before you hire them.

CANCELLING YOUR SUBSCRIPTION

If you are using Paypal, login to your Paypal account, click on any of the payments to VABR, and click the cancel subscription link. Or...just email us at contact@virtualassistantbr.com...we'll be happy to cancel it for you. If you just want a single payment guaranteed not to rebill, simply upgrade and then immediately cancel the subscription (or have us do it for you). You'll still have upgraded access for the time that you paid for.
No, you don't have to keep it. There is no time requirement. No contracts. When you're done recruiting, you don't have to keep your subscription.  

TRUST

Well...we think you can...but that doesn't really matter. We are starting now but we have been in the online market for a long time. Meet the Amazon Academy. All financial transactions will be made via Paypal In the end, we have a money back guarantee and we honor it. Feel free to reach out if you have questions.
Different employers do different things. We don't use time tracking. We find it's big-brother like. Brazilians think the same thing. But other employers swear by time tracking. Whether you use time tracking or not, you'll probably know if someone is being productive or not just based on their output. Working by monitoring the hours may work for some, but most of the time it doesn't. Virtual workers like to feel free but with responsibility, keep track of productivity and delivery of work, we are sure you will be happier with this. In any case, you can use Hubstaff to monitor hours worked.
A cultural trait of the Brazilians is honesty. Obviously not everyone is honest, so you would trust the workers just like you would with a local worker. At first, have them do non-sensitive tasks until you build a relationship of trust, and then later you can give them more access.  

CULTURE

In the Brazil all employees get a bonus once a year of one months pay - the "13th month". This bonus is paid in December, but is NOT a Christmas bonus. If you want to give a Christmas bonus, that's separate. Do you have to pay this? No. Should you? Yes! Absolutely! Your workers will expect it. Actually, they need it. It's part of their budgeting for normal life's expenses. Here's the best explanation of the 13th month, including how to calculate it. (coming soon)

RANDOM GREAT QUESTIONS

Yes. But we don't like doing it. If you don't have time, that's exactly why you need to recruit someone. Recruit someone to do something you're currently doing. You'll get some time back. The success rate of those who recruit for themselves is much higher than if we recruit for you.
All account types can create job posts. Employers on the free account have their job posts go through an approval process. Free accounts can't contact job applicants until they upgrade to a paid plan. Silver accounts are limited to 3 active job posts at a time, Platinum can have 15. If you can't see your job post on the site and you have a free account, its most likely going through the moderation process. Otherwise, its most likely not on the first search page, but a subsequent one. Also, Free job posts expire after 7 days. Once a week you can edit your job post and have the job post appear towards the top of the search results. You can't "boost" your job. Each job post has its own reply-to email address that you can set. You can unsubscribe from receiving job applications from being sent to your email address by clicking the 'unsubscribe' link in your email. Deactivating or deleting a job post is done on your My Account page.
- We don't take a cut of worker salaries - We don't mark up worker salaries - We don't get in between your communication with your worker - We don't force you to pay your workers through us - Upwork encourages short-term, temporary work. We encourage long-term permanent work. Businesses tend to succeed better without 100% turnover.  
The short - none. The medium - this is an overseas sub-contractor. You don't 1099 them. You don't report their wages. You don't pay unemployment insurance. You don't do withholding. You don't have to deal with taxes (please consult an accountant!)
No, all workers on the site are individual workers that register their own accounts. VABR is an open resume and job posting board. You are communicating, interviewing, hiring and paying the workers directly. We just provide the means of you two coming together.  
Well, we can't guarantee it (except we do!), but with over half a million worker profiles, there's a lot of talent in our database. We rarely find an employer who can't find a good fit for their company. Usually it's the employer who wants someone who can do everything that leaves dissatisfied. That's not you...right? Plus, we offer a 100% money back guarantee. If you don't find a great fit, just let us know.
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