A Virtual Assistant’s job or any other home-based internet marketing job involving search engine optimization, link exchanges or even copywriting may seem to be a promising job to most people who are seeking for an online job. But what most don’t know is that, despite the promising amount of money that an hour’s pay could make; It seems that quite a number of few have been have been victimized by clients who are either not willing to pay, or have simply stopped communicating and disappeared.
This has been a fact and is continuously experienced by a few friends I know who either are working as writers to several websites or any internet related jobs. A friend of mine who practically writes for a popular website has experienced not being paid by a client after tons of articles have been completed in their behalf.
I then remember a certain SEO expert being interviewed with regards to a skeptic website owner in entrusting his passwords to VA’s. As far as I remember, the question that was raised was about a website owner and how they can possibly entrust their passwords to VA’s without worrying about these hired individuals of not ruining their site. In fairness, the SEO expert responded to it saying that “I haven’t heard of any VA ruining or closing down your site just because you got pissed” – IF not the exact words, it’s exactly was the SEO gurus point. However, I wish a question involving VA’s were raised as well as to their compensation and saving some ethics of paying these individuals for the rendered services. After all, it would be impractical to run after these people overseas despite contracts made. I just feel sorry for these people who were victimized by such unpleasant website owners’ behavior, especially those who are working in most third world countries where most VA’s have it as their bread and butter and simply capitalizing to their intellect to be efficiently of service.