While some virtual assistants make your business suffer immediately they’re hired, truly amazing virtual assistants accelerate the growth of your online business. The issue is where to find amazing ones. I’ll show you.
If someone had asked you at the time you launched your online business if you’ll need to hire a virtual assistant along the way, you’ll probably have responded in the negative.
First off, you’re very uncomfortable parting with your hard-earned money to hire someone to do tasks you’re familiar with.
Secondly, you don’t trust anyone else to manage the daily activities of your business as you do.
Lastly, you’ve got the steely belief that you’ll pull through alone as you’ve done up to this point.
Well, there’s a twist to this whole thing because you’re reading this post right now.
You’ve already noticed that there’s a roof over your productivity and your monthly income has somewhat plateaued.
You’ve also seen that you need to concentrate on the activities that result in more income instead of spending hours of your time with mundane tasks of little value.
And you’ve sadly realized that you’ll have to part with that money to hire a VA that’ll free up time for you to concentrate on the high-value aspects of your business.
Cheer up, life happens that way at times.
The good news is, I’m here exactly for times like these.
This move you’re about to make will catapult your online business to the next level of growth.
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What to Look Out For In a Virtual Assistant
Hiring a VA can save you up to 78% on operating costs a year.
You wouldn’t have to put up with all the expenses involved in maintaining a full-time employee such as renting an office space, internet services, or even training costs.
If you don’t take my offer to be your kickass VA, you’ll be forced to work with one of the hundreds of virtual assistant agencies available online.
Not that it’s bad in itself, but I’m not a fan of a middleman between you and your VA.
Anyway, what do you look out for in a VA?
Is it some specialized skill shrouded in dark mystery? Nope.
Most of the time you’ll have to train them to perform customized tasks that are peculiar to your line of business.
To be honest, the requirements for being a super VA has less to do with skill and more to do with nurtured personal qualities.
I’m talking about the overlooked ability to follow instructions with frightening precision, the godly trait of being honest in everything including pricing details, capped with the trail of sheer efficiency in all performed tasks.
There is nothing like the perfect VA, but your hired help should have these qualities to a considerable degree.
11 Websites to Find a Virtual Assistant Right Now
With a virtual assistant on board, you spend less time and get more work done faster and efficiently.
These places are mostly agencies where virtual assistants are recruited and assigned to you based on your needs.
You should be able to find some good ones among them.
Virtalent is a company that provides online entrepreneurs with virtual assistants based in the UK.
One of their strong points is that the average VA they have possesses 15 years of relevant experience.
They seem to know how to match a VA for you after you must’ve booked a call.
The process for finding a virtual assistant on Virtalent is simple.
First, you book your free consultation.
You’ll book a consultation to schedule a call with them. A typical call usually takes around 20 minutes.
During the call, Virtalent client managers will get an inside scoop into you and your business needs, your preference for working and the type of personality traits you’re looking for in a virtual assistant.
The matching process with which Virtalent uses to connect business owners to virtual assistants will be made clear to you.
After the scheduled call, and a bit of deliberation on their part, the VA that is best suited to your business needs will be suggested to you.
Within a day or two, you’ll have a detailed proposal containing the expertise and details of the virtual assistant that’s right for you as determined by Virtalent officials.
You can trust their judgments in looking for a virtual assistant for you since they’ve already screened them and know their specialized field.
The next step is to meet your virtual assistant, through a video call or chat system.
Before you actually hire a VA from Virtalent, they allow you to meet the person first, so that you two get to ‘click’ before knowing whether to move forward with the arrangement or not.
You can discuss the direction your online business is headed, listen to the virtual assistant’s background and his/her ideas concerning your business, layout your preferred working style and get accustomed to each other.
If you don’t feel right about your virtual assistant, you’re allowed to request a change.
Meeting your virtual assistant comes before creating an account with Virtalent.
When you’re satisfied with the meeting, proceed to create an account in a minute.
Now, you can create your account and be in regular contact with your client manager for review sessions and feedback to address any issues you might have concerning the service.
The process of creating an account is a breeze. It’s time to start working with your VA.
All that’s left now is for your VA to get you oriented with remote working for the first few weeks.
That wasn’t hard at all.
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Virtual Staff Finder
Virtual Staff Finder is owned by Chris Ducker, author of the bestselling books “Virtual Freedom” and “Rise of the Youpreneur.”
This virtual assistant company only outsource virtual assistants from the Philippines. They have a local base over there with Filipino VAs at their beck and call.
The process of hiring a virtual assistant isn’t a hassle at all.
To get started on Virtual Staff Finder, you’ll have to sign up for the service.
Signing up involves making a one-time purchase to Virtual Staff Finder, following which the team will send you a job description document to fill.
The job description document will contain your virtual assistant needs, allowing them to make an informed decision of selecting a VA for you.
After you must’ve written your job description, virtual assistants will be outsourced for you.
While the team gets to work sourcing for the best virtual assistants to meet your needs, you’ll be granted access to Chris Ducker’s videos where he shares tips on how to work remotely with virtual assistants.
According to Virtual Staff Finder, this is a huge part of your payment.
The process for searching for the VA with the appropriate skill requirement involves testing.
This testing is a behind-the-scenes work engineered towards finding the VA with the right skill set for your business needs.
After the right virtual staff is selected, they’ll be presented to you so you can interview them and take your pick.
The interview process can be done by a phone call, a video call, or face-to-face if that’s possible.
You’ll be provided with three virtual assistants that are tailored to your job description document.
After you must’ve interviewed three of them, you can choose who to hire.
That’s how easy it is to hire a virtual assistant.
Task Bullet is an agency that supplies virtual assistants that are skilled in admin support, real estate, lead generation marketing, sales, and other specialized fields.
They use a bucket system of pricing when recruiting virtual assistants for you.
What this means is that you’ll pay for a bucket of hours and your virtual assistant will work from those hours.
Task Bullet also make it a point to mention that there are no contracts, you can choose whether or not to renew your bucket of hours.
Also, if you find that you don’t like a particular virtual assistant, you can choose to get a 60-day money-back refund.
So, the process for getting started on Task Bullet is to purchase your bucket of hours.
There are no hidden or extra fees when you make your purchase. Hours in a bucket run for three months, so there’s no need to make haste when your first month is coming to an end.
Your virtual assistant will serve you as long as you’ve got hours.
Your bucket of hours comes with a dedicated virtual assistant and project manager, access to 24/7 support and access to the complete team of virtual assistants.
Your virtual assistants will work according to the number of hours in your bucket.
Task Bullet expressly says that its virtual assistants are not creative content specialists. That is, they can’t be expected to write a blog post to increase sales or engagement on your website.
Virtual assistants found on this platform are only good at following detailed instructions and delivering to the letter.
We Work Remotely
We Work Remotely is more of a job board for finding virtual assistants and less like a VA agency.
They claim to be the largest remote community worldwide and boasts of having over 2.5 million monthly visitors.
The price for posting a job is boldly written on the homepage.
To get started, you need to take the simple step of clicking the “post a job” button on the homepage.
You’ll be taken to a page where you can create your job ad. Details like the job description, job title, and how to apply can be listed here.
After you’ve created your job ad, you’ll be required to preview your ad to see just how it’s going to look.
Lastly, you can make your payment and purchase a job ad. There are some upsell offers that help to highlight your job ad, so as to get more views.
That’s how the process is done over at We Work Remotely.
Red Butler is a company of dedicated virtual assistants that are ready to take off irrelevant tasks off your plate, making you more organized about your business.
Virtual assistants found in Red Butler are U.S. based.
The plans that they offer include a certain amount of time that the dedicated assistant will work for you.
If there happen to be any unused hours in a month, it’ll roll over to the next month.
This concept of hours is pretty much what most virtual assistant companies use to calculate the time a VA has spent with you according to your pricing plan.
Time Etc has an army of U.S. based virtual assistants waiting to catch the shots for your business and make you early for bedtime.
So many people have good reviews of this virtual assistant company.
The company claims that it receives 500 applications for every virtual assistant they choose.
With the high level of pickiness and tough selection process, the quality of VAs found here is sure to be top-notch.
Virtual assistants that make it through their famous 10-step selection process have an average of 12 years’ experience working in different established companies.
They’ve been around since 2007 and so are pretty trustworthy.
MyOutDesk is a virtual assistant agency that provides VAs in fields such as real estate, healthcare, mortgage, IT/tech, and human resources.
Unlike other VA companies I’ve listed so far, MyOutDesk has virtual assistants trained for specialized tasks like administration, email management, sales agents, marketing, and customer service support.
This agency seems like a thoroughly credible place to find virtual assistants that can take over a technical aspect of your online business.
Like others, you’ll need to request a free consultation to get started.
Fancy Hands is a virtual assistant company that handles physical tasks like phone calls, booking, scheduling, reservations, or anything you hate spending time doing yourself.
This team of U.S. based assistants does more of personal assistant duties remotely.
Fancy Hands works by collecting your requests and assigning them to an assistant to do for you.
The pricing is determined by how many tasks you want to delegate in a month.
The higher the number of tasks, the higher the monthly fee.
There’s no need to rush over your tasks for a month, as all unused task requests will be carried over to the next month.
All you need to do to get started is to download the Fancy Hands app and start submitting your request.
Your assistants will surely come through for you, as many positive reviewers have echoed.
24/7 Virtual Assistants
24/7 Virtual Assistant is a VA firm that boasts of having only quality assistants for clients.
Every virtual assistant that is hired goes through a minimum of three interview rounds by other professional VAs to ensure they get the best hire.
Not only that, the hired virtual assistants are given rounds of training to hone their skills even more.
They offer training in almost all fields for their virtual assistants. Dedicated virtual assistants and weekend support are among the premium services this VA firm promises prospective clients.
When a virtual assistant completes a task for you, it is subjected to a thorough check before you receive it.
While most of their VAs don’t work on weekends, they promise to let you have one or two dedicated VAs at your service.
This virtual assistant firm is one of the most reputed VA agencies you can find.
VA Networking is a website that offers virtual assistant services as well as train people to become a virtual assistant.
It has been in operation since 2003 and claims to be the market leader in the VA industry.
There are many valuable freebies for employers who need help in finding a valuable virtual assistant, as well as some paid courses too.
One thing this VA firm has going for it is the number of helpful resources and blog posts it boasts of, as this alone could mean the difference between a passive client and a paying client.
To get started on this virtual assistant company, you’ll need to create an account and submit your virtual assistant job ad.
You’ll need to go to the homepage and click on the button, “Client? Learn how to hire a VA” and you’ll be directed to another page where you can submit your job ad.
Next, click on the button “submit a job here.”
You’ll be taken to a page where you can create a new account and post your job ad.
If you already have an account with them, you can easily log in and create a job ad.
Within two days, you’ll receive applications from some of the best virtual assistants you’ll ever work with.
That’s how it’s done at VA Networking.
Remote OK is a job board where you can find diverse remote workers with various specialized fields looking to take on work for you.
When I say various specialized fields, I’m talking about finding remote workers that are social media marketers, UI engineers, all the way to a healthcare data analyst.
Is there any job description that you want to be occupied in your online business?
You can get a qualified virtual assistant in that field from Remote OK.
To get started, go to the homepage and click on the “post a job” menu at the top-right corner.
Then you’ll be taken to a page where you can create a detailed job ad.
This is a paid job board.
While the price to post a job is on the high side, the quality of applicants that you’ll receive is totally worth it.
Have you thought of how to hire your virtual assistant?
If you’re at a loss on what to do, you can read this resource on how to find and hire a VA.
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