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I am considering hiring a Virtual Assistant.

Would you consider odesk the best place to look?
#assistant #odesk #virtual #virtual assistant
  • Profile picture of the author marketingva
    Hi,

    I always suggest that you check out the US national association for VA's at IVAA - International Virtual Assistants Association. They have VA's from all over the country at various price points.

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    • Profile picture of the author jessiem
      Originally Posted by marketingva View Post

      Hi,

      I always suggest that you check out the US national association for VA's at IVAA - International Virtual Assistants Association. They have VA's from all over the country at various price points.

      Bonnie
      I agree on this. IVAA is such a good place in hiring VAs across the globe. Or better yet try Odesk and Staff.com as alternatives. Actually, there are many sites that offer this so it's all up to you where to go. I hope this article helps you decide where to hire a VA.
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    • Profile picture of the author jhunexus
      You have to be careful when choosing VA's, there are lot of those who will always try & say that they can do the job but end up wasting each others time. Choose wisely.
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    • Profile picture of the author mattpaul2000
      Originally Posted by iPresenceBizSolutions View Post

      Oh my fellow Filipino, that's an easy ticket to be reported in this forum. We cannot proactively promote nor self-promote our services in this section of the forum. Might as well PM Matt about your offer but don't say it vulgarly here.

      Cheers!
      Haha, I like the way you put that.
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  • You could also try looking for VAs at onlinejobs.ph and bestjobs.ph. But if you could give a few more details on what you're looking for in a VA specifically, it would make the process of looking for a VA faster. Like are you looking for someone to work part-time or full time? Are you getting a VA for easy jobs like data entry or complicated tasks like SEO and programming? And you also have to remember that not all VAs have the same rate. Where you hire your VAs from and their skill level would determine their rates.
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    • Profile picture of the author patadeperro
      Originally Posted by John Jonas Phil VA View Post

      You could also try looking for VAs at onlinejobs.ph and bestjobs.ph. But if you could give a few more details on what you're looking for in a VA specifically, it would make the process of looking for a VA faster. Like are you looking for someone to work part-time or full time? Are you getting a VA for easy jobs like data entry or complicated tasks like SEO and programming? And you also have to remember that not all VAs have the same rate. Where you hire your VAs from and their skill level would determine their rates.
      as John Jonas have said bestjobs.ph is the best place to go, nevertheless I think it is important to say that you need to spend a good amount of time training your employees and defining your processes, otherwise you will be adding overhead of your company instead of adding value.
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  • Profile picture of the author napoleonfirst
    Odesk, Elance, DP and here at the Classified Ads section of this forum you can fine great offers. I saw an ad offering SEO virtualal assistants for $150 per month here. You need to test their services a lot before hiring them as well.
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  • Profile picture of the author asepkomara
    There are many websites you can hire the virtual assistants. Odesk is a good example.
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  • Profile picture of the author danicaninalouwe
    ill suggest odesk as well. Just choose wisely.
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  • Profile picture of the author sweetdreamfactory
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    You can even find good VAs here on Warrior Forum. I have a vendor who does very good service, pm me if you want his contact
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  • It all depends on what you are looking for, what rate your budget allows and your expectations. Speaking as a VA I find Odesk much more user friendly on both ends than the alternatives.
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  • Profile picture of the author NewRiseDigital
    I've had good results on Elance before, I think it's more about interviewing and communicating to the VA before you decide to hire to make sure they are a good fit more than the actual platform you find them on.

    Actually the best advice on finding a VA is set their expectations of the job right at the very start in your ad / conversations so they know what you expect of them, that's probably the biggest reason a relationship with a VA fails (VA's are not mind readers, and to be fair the majority do want to serve you well).

    Good luck with it!
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  • Profile picture of the author Brandon Bell
    Zirtual.com has high-quality U.S. based virtual assistants, but you need to request an invite. It's pretty exclusive.
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  • Profile picture of the author SteveSRS
    I'm working on hiring somebody from the Philippines via a USA contact there. He started his company there for that reason. He is a warrior as well.

    Hit me up on skype (flechamobile) and I'll pass on his details (by heart I believe his website is hireinthephilippines.com ).

    So far I'm very happy with his efforts and I think we just found a perfect match
    (No I'm in NO way affiliated with him).
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  • Profile picture of the author owenlee
    I have been using odesk and it seems fine..

    you may check out the others too to see which suits you better...
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  • Profile picture of the author RachelLily
    When I first started hiring VAs two years ago, the first place I went to was Elance. My cousin and I wanted to create the next big social network, which subsequently failed. However, when talking to other people that tried to do the same thing, they mentioned spending $30K -$150k for almost the exact site that we have built for $3k split between 2 people. That's when I really saw the power behind hiring overseas.
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  • Profile picture of the author MarcusJohnson
    I have been using freelancer.com and odesk, and have no problems using their services. The quality of service most filipino workers provide are excellent and could sometimes meet or exceed your expectations.
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  • Profile picture of the author MelanieUP
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  • Profile picture of the author Not So New
    I personally love Odesk ...

    Easy to hire and they handle all payments etc ... You pay 10% for their services, but good value for piece of mind

    Shawn
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    • Profile picture of the author laracoates28
      Originally Posted by andrewsmithhere View Post

      We provide VA services. You can get best VAs with us on budget. They are all good in building manual links, but can be trained on other things as well. If you want i can give you 3 days FREE trial, you can select the VA and be comfortable.

      Just pm me or send an ee-mail to imbillionaire2012 at gmmail DOT com
      Most probably you have missed the date and time of this thread.
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  • Profile picture of the author janiman
    For what type of work do you need VA.
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  • Profile picture of the author nitesh
    For what type of job do you need a virtual assistant?
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  • Profile picture of the author Jaemy Mae
    I am a new virtual assistant, and am looking for jobs right now! Please see my website: Jaemy Mae
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  • Profile picture of the author coolidge
    Originally Posted by mattpaul2000 View Post

    I am considering hiring a Virtual Assistant.

    Would you consider odesk the best place to look?
    I use fiverr. My best VAs are users: ENTPRESS and PAYWORKS
    I training them on affiliate marketing and many other affiliate related stuff so they are very good!
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