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Want to expand your social media presence and hire a Social Media Virtual Assistant? 👀 It can be a real challenge to manage all your social media accounts and create engaging content to keep your followers hooked.

But you don’t have to do it all by yourself!

With a Social Media Virtual Assistant on your team, you can relax knowing your business is being handled online by an expert in the field.

Think you’re ready to get your own Social Media VA onboard? Book a free Discovery Call and talk it over with our Outsourcing Specialist today!

Benefits of Hiring a Social Media Virtual Assistant

Social Media Virtual Assistants are remote workers who specialise in
different social media platforms. 🧑‍💻 They can handle everything from Facebook, Youtube, and Instagram, to the newer and less explored platforms like TikTok, LinkedIn, and Pinterest.

With their know-how, they can provide your business with increased reach and engagement. This will help you save valuable time, energy, and resources!

Here are some specific benefits of hiring a Social Media Virtual Assistant:

Save time and energy

Social media management can be time-consuming and distracting. You could end up spending countless hours managing your accounts or get easily distracted by notifications and messages.

But if you hire a Virtual Assistant to manage your social media, you can concentrate on the more pressing work matters that require your attention. 😉

So while you’re off closing more deals, attending important forums, or even just taking a well-deserved day off, your brand is still out there reaching target customers on the Internet!

This leads us to another benefit…

Boost brand awareness

Social Media Virtual Assistants can create compelling content, engage with your followers, schedule posts ahead of time, and even conduct influencer outreach on your behalf!

All this helps towards building a strong online presence for your business and boosting your brand awareness. 💪

More cost-efficient

Why break the bank by hiring a full-time, local employee to handle your social media?

Instead, you can engage a Social Media Virtual Assistant and achieve the same results at a fraction of the cost. You’ll be saving big bucks while still getting top-notch social media management! 👌

To learn more about all the costs of hiring a Social Media VA, scroll down this article to the section titled, “How Much Does a Social Media Virtual Assistant Cost?”

Free up your plate

If you can’t remember the last time you had a vacation, then it’s high time for you to have a Social Media VA. 😅

By entrusting the day-to-day management of your social media to a reliable VA, you can finally take that much-needed break without having to worry about falling behind on your social media game.

So go ahead—book that trip you’ve been thinking about, and let a Social Media Virtual Assistant (or Manager) handle the rest!

Be more productive

Having a Virtual Assistant is almost like being in two places at once. With them taking care of your online accounts, you can be more productive and efficient in steering your business.

Even when you’re not available, you can keep your business running by outsourcing your social media management needs to a Virtual Assistant. All this is thanks to their expert skills!

Acquire specialised skills

Speaking of skills—Social Media VAs have specialised skills and knowledge they can apply to enhance your social media presence. With their experience on different platforms and exposure to current trends, they’re ready to up your social media game.

And if you’re a business owner, spearheading your business is probably what you’re best at. Not handling social media! 😆


You can set up flexible arrangements with a Social Media Virtual Assistant that
works around your schedule. This way, you won’t even disrupt your workflow. 👍

Whether you need them to work during specific hours or require their services on a more ad-hoc basis, they can cater to your needs and ensure that your social media presence remains on point

How to Hire a Social Media Virtual Assistant

Once you’ve thought over the benefits of hiring a Social Media Virtual Assistant, you might ultimately decide to hire one.

But the truth is, you may not even be ready to have a VA yet! 😅

We’ve seen this scenario again and again at Outsourcing Angel. After 10+ years of matching business owners to their ideal Virtual Assistants, we realised that the most challenges came from businesses not yet optimised to take a VA onboard.

Want to know if you’re VA-ready? Take our FREE, 2-minute quiz, “Are you ready for a Virtual Assistant?” and find out!

You’ll instantly know whether your management style is suitable, if your business can properly accommodate virtual staff, and more. 😉

And once you’re Virtual Assistant ready, it’s time to hire your Social Media VA.

Here are some steps on how to hire one:

#1 Define the tasks you want to outsource

What are the tasks your Social Media Virtual Assistant should perform? 🤔

This may include setting up and managing different social media profiles, like LinkedIn, Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, and more. You may want them to manage all your social media content, write captions, or conduct competitor research.

Want to know all the tasks a Social Media VA can do for you? Check out our ultimate list of Social Media VA tasks! (Don’t worry, it’s a freebie 😉)

#2 Determine your Virtual Assistant budget

Let’s face it—cost is a major consideration for any business owner. So it’s important to ensure that you’re getting the most bang for your buck.

While Social Media VAs are a cost-effective solution compared to hiring a local employee, it’s still crucial to determine your budget and stick to it.

By doing so, you can ensure you’re not overspending on social media management. You can also have the option to invest your resources in other areas of your business. 💸

The good news is you can easily find a Social Media Virtual Assistant that fits within your budget. We’ll get to those numbers in a bit!

#3 Ask for recommendations

One of the best ways to find a skilled and reliable Social Media VA is to ask colleagues or fellow business owners if they’ve hired one before. And if they would recommend them!

This can be an invaluable resource, as it allows you to tap into others’ experiences and learn from their successes (or failures 👀).

You might even discover that someone you know has hired a VA who specialises in your industry, which can be a huge advantage.

So, don’t be afraid to ask around and leverage your network! You never know what kind of valuable information you might uncover.

#4 Consider their skills and experience

Don’t settle for just any Social Media VA. Look for someone who has the creativity, skills, and experience to take your social media presence to the next level!

After all, you want someone who can hit the ground running and make a meaningful impact on your online presence. 💻

Your best bet would be a VA who has experience in managing accounts on the platforms you want to use, and who knows the latest social media trends and strategies.

#5 Ask for samples of their work

It’s important to do your due diligence and thoroughly vet potential candidates. One of the best ways to do this is to ask potential Social Media VAs for samples of their work.

This could include links to social media accounts (such as Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, Pinterest, YouTube) they have managed in the past, examples of posts they have created, or even writing samples.

By reviewing these, you can get a sense of the virtual assistant’s writing style, social media management skills, and overall approach to social media.

From there, you’ll have a better idea if their voice matches your brand. Or if you want your brand to sound more like them! 😂

#6 Conduct interviews

Once you’ve narrowed down your list of potential VAs, it’s time for interviews! 💬

Here’s your chance to ask them questions about their social media management experience, their approach to working with clients, and their availability and flexibility.

You can also ask them to share their process for creating and scheduling social media content, as well as their experience with tracking analytics and measuring success.

Beyond their technical skills, it’s also important to get a sense of your candidates’ personalities and communication styles. Of course, you want to find someone who is easy to work with, responsive, and who understands your business goals and values!

How to Find the Top Social Media Virtual Assistants

It’s easy to find any Social Media VA using the steps above.

But how do you find the top Social Media Virtual Assistants? The ones that stand out from the rest?

You want to find someone who not only has the necessary skills and experience, but who is also a good fit for your business culture and work environment.

These top candidates can take it up a notch by going above and beyond when it comes to your social media management. With their keen eye for detail and their knowledge of the latest social media trends, they can help you stay ahead of the game and connect with your audience in a more meaningful way.

At Outsourcing Angel, we have a specialised 6-step recruitment process refined over our 10 years of experience. 🔎

Using this method, we’ve matched hundreds of Australian and international business owners with the Virtual Assistants that best fit their needs.


1. Strategy map

Our Outsourcing Specialist creates a Strategy Map for you based on your Discovery Call to outline all your VA preferences.

And within 24 hours after your call, we’ll take you through the Strategy Map including our VA recommendations and proprietary 4-Step GROW model.


2. Talent Pool Screening

Once you’ve approved the Strategy Map, our HR Manager will start the recruitment process by filtering through our talent pool and VA connections.

We then conduct a 1:1 pre-screening interview with the shortlisted candidates to cover skill proficiencies, technology, work history and availability.


3. Panel Interview

Once the candidates pass the pre-screening, we then conduct a Panel Interview with the following interviewers: Our HR manager, General Manager, and Subject Matter Expert whom we will select based on their experience with the role.


4. Client interview

Within 2 weeks, we’ll provide you with a shortlist of CVs best suited for the role so that you can select who you would like to have an interview with.

Our HR Manager will then organise the video meeting and sit in the call with you to ensure that all relevant interview questions are covered and expectations are properly set on both sides.


5. Orientation

When it’s orientation time, we’ll take your VA through their VA Work Agreement so that we can freely discuss:

  • Progress expectations
  • Terms and conditions
  • Timeline expectations

The VA must also agree to our Company Oath as our Guiding Principle in delivering our best work to clients.


6. Support & Benefits

Something we really pride ourselves on is our strong company culture.

This stems from the ongoing benefits and support that we provide for your VA, from annual company trips, mentorship opportunities, pre-paid healthcare cards, and more!

How do we know our process works? Our happy clients are living proof! 💗

Take our client Nina Froriep, for example.

Nina Froriep is the owner of Clock Wise Productions, a premier video production company based in New York, USA that has been running for over 25 years.

In 2015, Nina digitised her entire business and while it was definitely a great business decision, she never really found the right Virtual Assistant. So we helped her overcome the pitfalls of going remote by hiring a resourceful and competent Virtual Assistant.


I never found the right VAs, and the right set-up of a VA, until I found Outsourcing Angel.

Now, Nina has a VA who takes care of her entire social media content and management. On top of that, her VA even looks after administration duties like database management, website content updates, making travel plans, and more.

And did we mention her VA also does digital marketing and lead generation? 😎

Now, THAT’S a top Social Media Virtual Assistant! 💯

If you want to learn more about how we helped Nina find her ideal VA, click here!

How Much Does a Social Media Virtual Assistant Cost?

The annual cost of hiring a local staff who can handle your social media is AUD 74,596, or roughly USD 50,000.

But if you hire one of our Philippines-based virtual assistants instead, you’ll be saving up to AUD 50,000 a year! 🤯

How is this possible, you ask?

With our Social Media Virtual Assistants, you won’t have to worry about payroll taxes or equipment costs. And thanks to their remote work capabilities, you won’t have to worry about providing them with an expensive office space either! 👍

Instead, they can handle all tasks from the comfort of their own workspace, ensuring that you get the best results without having to drain your resources.

And if you want to make sure your business has the proper systems and processes in place before you hire a VA—we have VA packages for that, too!

The best part? At Outsourcing Angel, we also offer our VAs ongoing benefits and other perks, like annual company trips. So it won’t be up to you to spend on these items either!

You basically get a happy VA without spending more money—because it’s our job to build a strong remote work culture for all our virtual employees!

With all these cost savings, hiring a Social Media VA is definitely a budget-friendly solution for your business.

Hire a Social Media Virtual Assistant Today!

If you hire a Social Media Virtual Assistant, you can get that extra push you need to achieve your business goals. And all while saving time, energy, and money!

Plus, you can free up your plate to focus on what really matters: growing your business and taking some well-deserved breaks. 🏖️

At Outsourcing Angel, we make it easy for entrepreneurs to find Social Media VAs who knock it out of the park with their extensive experience, creativity, communication skills, and more.

And with our Lifetime Client Happiness Guarantee, we’re 100% sure you’ll always be happy with our VA services!

Our guarantee means that if you’re not happy with your Social Media VA—for any reason at all—we’ll find you a replacement at zero additional cost. You’ll even get one week of VA service for free to help you get settled with your new VA. 😇

Book a free Discovery Call today!

Ready to take your social media game to the next level?

Book a free Discovery Call with our Outsourcing Specialist today! We’ll help you recruit, onboard and further upskill a Social Media Virtual Assistant who will take your business to new heights.

Arielle Calanas

Arielle is Outsourcing Angel’s resident copywriter. She has over 9 years of writing experience and graduated magna cum laude in Creative Writing from the University of the Philippines Mindanao in 2019. Currently, she crafts high-engagement content that reflects our brand voice, from client case studies to blog articles and more.