Best Virtual Assistant Services?

by NiallR 15 replies
Hi folks,

I'm looking to hire a virtual assistant to work on writing content and some basic blogging/Squidoo stuff.

I'm not interested in hiring somebody from Asia/Pacific rim - far too many negative and costly experiences there.

I'm looking to hire a virtual assistant within Europe/US/Canada so can anybody recommend any good VA assistant sites with this in mind?

Thanks in advance.

Niall
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  • Profile picture of the author Richard Crooke
    I have had success with the Philippine people. You can access onlinejobs.ph and place an add or select people.

    The compensation is great and the people are hard working.

    Good luck
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    • Profile picture of the author firstdrum
      The best one I've found for US workers is:
      hiremymom dot com

      It's mostly professional women who have decided to work from their home for themselves. But they usually bring a ton of good experience to the table. Very good quality from what I've seen.

      Jody
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      • Profile picture of the author NiallR
        Thanks guys much appreciated.

        I'll give HireMyMom a shot and see what happens :-)
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      • Profile picture of the author danyray
        Originally Posted by firstdrum View Post

        The best one I've found for US workers is:
        hiremymom dot com

        It's mostly professional women who have decided to work from their home for themselves. But they usually bring a ton of good experience to the table. Very good quality from what I've seen.

        Jody
        This sounds like a good tip, I will give it a try.

        Thanks
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    • Profile picture of the author widemind
      Originally Posted by RCrooke View Post

      I have had success with the Philippine people. You can access onlinejobs.ph and place an add or select people.

      The compensation is great and the people are hard working.

      Good luck
      I will agree with this. I have hired people all over the world, and I have never found better people than those in the Philippines. They have always been very honest, hard working, and are very easy to talk to. I have also had some luck with folks in Pakistan. I haven't had much luck with India for some reason. Right now I currently have about 10 employees in the Philippines and they are the best!

      Odesk.com is another great place to search for talent over seas. I've found some amazing people there!
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      • Profile picture of the author Monalie
        Hi Guys!

        I have read through your comments and I think I'll give the hire my mom site a shot. I'll try to see if I could find someone worth hiring.

        I also have heard good feed backs from hiring Virtual Assistants from the Philippines.

        Thank you so much for the information.
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        • Profile picture of the author Monalie
          Hi Guys!

          I have read through your comments and I think I'll give the hire my mom site a shot. I'll try to see if I could find someone worth hiring.

          I also have heard good feed backs from hiring Virtual Assistants from the Philippines.

          Thank you so much for the information
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          • Profile picture of the author dbarnum
            Look right here in this forum under the Warriors for Hire section. You'll find many good service providers there.

            Hand in the air, lots of testimonials in my Warrior4Hire thread (see sig file below) and on my website (14+ pages scrolled), I'm there.

            Plus there's an abundance of other writers and VAs and combos to fit your criteria there.
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  • Profile picture of the author YanKirby
    Hi Nial,

    It really depends on what kind of tasks are you looking to outsource to a VA. If you're looking for repetitive tasks like forum making, manual bookmarking, etc, I would suggest you go for Filipino or Indian VA's.

    For writing, if you are going for topnotch ones, either you get a top writer in the Philippines (harder to find but well worth it) or go for American/canadian writer (easier but def more expensive).

    If you are looking for VA's who are very experienced in using top notch IM tools today, I just relaunched my SEO service WSO which you can consider as the third option.

    Wish you all the best in your ventures NiallR!

    All the best,
    -Yan Kirby
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  • Profile picture of the author myeanne
    Hello Niall - Philippines has its distinct advantages compare to other other outsource providers. Yes, it will be hard for you to find the right one, however there's a lot of ways on how to get the reputable company, just ask for samples, references and negotiate the pricing.
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  • Profile picture of the author Trucker
    Hi All,

    Choosing a great VA depends on your experience as well, whether it goes to India / US / Canada or Phil, VA's are in itself a root to provide their project owner's with good traffic, isn't it?

    i have choose elance as a gateway to hire a number of VA's from last 4 5 years & it really worked for me. As an admin, i got good reviews as well haha...

    So better give a chance to experienced ones...
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  • Profile picture of the author Link Street
    You can find the best one by surfing various webmaster forums.
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  • Profile picture of the author NiallR
    Hi guys,

    Sorry I didn't get a chance to reply to all the posts here.

    I've tried overseas outsourcing and it's been counter-productive- every single time.

    I'm going to look for a US/UK/Canadian VA - it's extra money but fewer headaches from what I've seen so far.

    Thanks for all the feedback :-)
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  • Profile picture of the author Borlok VA
    Hi Niall, If you want to get good quality service providers from the US/Canada/UK, I would try a freelance site called Elance. You can post your job for free and have a wide variety of VAs bid competitively.

    I am a writer but have not had experience with writing Squidoo pages. My specialties have been in writing the content for my blog and website but more along the line of proofreading and editing for my clients.
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  • Profile picture of the author hireava
    Originally Posted by NiallR View Post

    Hi folks,

    I'm looking to hire a virtual assistant to work on writing content and some basic blogging/Squidoo stuff.

    I'm not interested in hiring somebody from Asia/Pacific rim - far too many negative and costly experiences there.

    I'm looking to hire a virtual assistant within Europe/US/Canada so can anybody recommend any good VA assistant sites with this in mind?

    Thanks in advance.

    Niall


    You can check this sites..

    Virtual Assistant Mom

    Hire a VA

    This is very professional Virtual Assistant and very reliable. and also, Very Affordable.

    hope you can check out.
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