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Hey Guys,

I am looking for a VA to manage my day to day work. Could anyone point me to the right direction?

Appreciate your help in advance


Thanks
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    • Profile picture of the author Emailerbyheart
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  • Profile picture of the author jross07
    I havn't tried it but there are a few people on fiverr that offer this type of service.
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  • Profile picture of the author EvaniAds
    Odesk would be a great starting point. Check their reviews, their logged hours, and then monitor their work.
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    Aside from Odesk, Elance is another great option.
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  • Profile picture of the author elusian
    Hi

    I have used Odesk and guru.com.

    Finding a good VA starts with looking at their rankings. Do they have good customer feedback.

    Next look at where they are located. I tend to hire Romanians, if I am going overseas, or Vas from the good old USA.

    Next look at the amount of experience that they have had and the exact skills that they claim to have.

    Next Skype them and see how well they communicate and how well they understand the tasks that you require.

    Hire them for a one off job and see how well they do.

    At that point hire them on a contingency basis and, here is the part that most people fail to do, actually train him or her to do things in the way that you require.
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    • Profile picture of the author Emailerbyheart
      Originally Posted by elusian View Post

      Hi

      I have used Odesk and guru.com.

      Finding a good VA starts with looking at their rankings. Do they have good customer feedback.

      Next look at where they are located. I tend to hire Romanians, if I am going overseas, or Vas from the good old USA.

      Next look at the amount of experience that they have had and the exact skills that they claim to have.

      Next Skype them and see how well they communicate and how well they understand the tasks that you require.

      Hire them for a one off job and see how well they do.

      At that point hire them on a contingency basis and, here is the part that most people fail to do, actually train him or her to do things in the way that you require.
      Thanks for info..i will surely look into these 2 options.
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  • Profile picture of the author Creative9
    +1 for Freelancer.com
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  • Profile picture of the author magiclouie
    Originally Posted by Emailerbyheart View Post

    Hey Guys,

    I am looking for a VA to manage my day to day work. Could anyone point me to the right direction?

    Appreciate your help in advance


    Thanks
    Hey Emailerbyheart,

    Actually, it depends on your budget. How much are you willing to spend? Is this part time or full time?

    There are only 24 hours in a day. So, doing everything else limits what you can do by that 24 hours limitation.

    Having VA's allows you to get 48 or more hours of work done in one day. It's truly worth it if you want to scale up your business.

    First off, I would recommend doing everything yourself to get started. Once you are making decent recurring income then use that money to invest in a VA to do the tasks that you hate doing or are very weak at doing.

    Moreover, you want someone who can think for himself/herself. Someone who will Google an issue and find the answer before mailing you.

    You should check onlinejobs.ph and bestjobs.ph

    This is what I recommend before hiring VA

    » Short list interested people.
    » Give them small related tasks.
    » See the difference between the quality of all the work provided.
    » Select the best VA.

    You may consider hiring a VA from Odesk as well.

    You should be careful with cheap offers that seem to good to be true.

    Talking to them personally on skype or any VOIP tool is the way to go as well.

    Choosing the right candidate from outsourcing might be crucial. Make sure you interview the candidate personally and ask for their portfolio. After you checked their portfolio, it is ideal to put them in 1-2 weeks of trial so you can be sure that they can deliver quality works.

    More power to you!

    Cheers,
    Louie Tugas
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  • Profile picture of the author jgant
    I use and am happy with LongerDays which is USA based outsourcing service. You get a project manager who oversees the work being done which is really helpful. Different types of tasks are assigned to people who focus on that type of work.

    It's pricier than most, but it's the most convenient and helpful service I've ever worked with.

    Another advantage is if someone quits or is sick or on vacation, they have other people to continue the work.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dennis Ray
    I know that I have used Odesk in the past and have been very pleased.

    Their system allows the workers to actually log in and random screen shots are taken for the people like you and me to look at later if you have any concerns.

    It's a rare, but I have found people on Facebook etc. while they are logged in and charging me a hourly fee while they are talking to their friends or playing games. Odesk stuck right behind me and allowed me to keep my money.
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  • Profile picture of the author iresh
    Freelancer/Odesk/Elance are best sources to find VA.
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  • Profile picture of the author Vietnam VA
    There are many websites, forums to help you find a Virtual Assistant. Even in this forum. I am a Virtual Assistant here.
    Actually, I think Odesk is the best source to find a VA.
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  • Profile picture of the author ryan2008
    Try going to elance, odesk, fiverr, guru.
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    • Profile picture of the author wordwizard
      It also depends on what kind of skillset you're looking for. If you want just the basics, any of the above will probably work out.

      if you want someone who will administer your shopping cart, create and set up your products, write your copy, and help you promote your products and events, you may want to look a bit farther afield. And/or be very specific with what you're looking for.

      One thought... check out Warriors For Hire...
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  • Profile picture of the author LuckyIMer
    Digitalpoint list quite a few VA's with feedback
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  • Profile picture of the author aabagail
    There are so many freelancing market place. why you are thinking about it? You can go to any freelancing site, then you need to show your all work to the freelancer. then you can give some sample work or, make a test. If you think the freelancer is able to do your work, then you can hire him. There is no problem.
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  • Profile picture of the author Angshuman Dutta
    Did you post in the Warriors For Hire section? I'm sure you'll find some interested people there.
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  • Profile picture of the author Hammad I
    That would really depend on the skill you are looking for. If you want the VA to make calls to people in the US, I would say you are better off hiring people from there as well. All sites mentioned above except longerdays are focused on outsourcing to a non-native country.
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  • Profile picture of the author magiclouie
    I must say, the talent on these sites is global. An IM directory of skills excellence. Of course, pricing negotiable and sometimes very reasonable. Something you can't do or don't like doing with your online business? Find an expert!:

    World's leading site for online work:

    elance.com

    Or for Virtual Assistants:

    onlinejobs.ph

    Other freelancing sources:

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    Great for those on a budget:

    freelancer.com

    vWorker.com

    Gives you credits for future projects:

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    Great for assistance with traffic generation:

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    Manila based, can assist with any marketing task:

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    HireMyMom.com

    Over 300,000 professional freelancers to choose from:

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  • Profile picture of the author jessiem
    There are a lot of sites that offer VA services.
    You could try looking from this list:

    1. Freelancer.com
    2. Odesk
    3. Staff.com - a few VAs I found https://www.staff.com/skill/virtual+assistant
    4. Fiverr
    5. Warriors For Hire
    6. Elance
    7. Digital Point

    If you need help (e.g. advises, tips) from people who have been in the industry for a quite of years already, I would suggest pinging Chris Ducker, Tawnya Sutherland. They are experts on how and where to hire a reliable virtual assistant.

    You could also @ them on Twitter:
    Chris Ducker - https://twitter.com/chrisducker
    Tawnya Sutherland - https://twitter.com/vanetworking
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  • Profile picture of the author LuckyIMer
    Just post you request on forums and you will receive many messages from interested people.
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  • Profile picture of the author celente
    Elance is our one and only for this. You would be surprised how good they are.

    Test small scale, or give your new VA a test, and if good hire them full time.

    Gotta kiss a few frogs to find your prince, but like I said, there are some rip snorta guys on there, very very capible of what you need done for anything, really.
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  • Profile picture of the author rihan123
    use freelancer sites like Odesk or elance.
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  • Profile picture of the author alexandermadison
    If you want to hire any Virtual Assistant, you need to expert freelacner only. no need to hire the inexpert freelancer, in the freelancing market place there are both kinds of people are available, so you need to choose the right person, who really will be able to help you. In this case I would like to suggest you to see the freelancer's old work & feedback. You can see the work history in the profile page of the freelancer.
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  • Profile picture of the author mdbillalbd
    It does not matter to hire any va. But it is not easy to find a good va. You must take present test, or you can see the freelancer work history & feedback. Even you can see their portfolio or. Previous work as a sample. If you can can do these thing, you will be able to find a good via. Thanking, billal
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    • Profile picture of the author TishTopicsTV
      There are lots of great responses here.

      Let me add, it really depends on what you want them to do and your budget.

      There is a difference between out-tasking and out-sourcing. Out tasking is task related and for small projects that have a quick turnaround. Fiverr.com is great for that.

      If you are interested in getting some coding done, rentacoder might be a great place to start.

      Additionally, you can look on craigslist.philipines for VAs that are willing to do some longer based project work.

      Freelancer, odesk and elance are great resources. I have had pretty good experience with Fiverr, craigslist and freelancer for short term and long term work.

      I just continue to use my same fiverr guy for all of my same needs once I found one i liked and in the IM space, some of the work is repetitive or you may need frequently. I have used freelancer for a programmer, graphics and web design on a continuous basis, and i have used Craigslist for a content writer and some SEO.

      So far all is well and I have built a nice team.

      Hope this helps.
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  • Profile picture of the author mialucy06
    Nowadays it is no longer an issues to find a Virtual Assistant due to the availability of the freelancing market place. One can get an VA easily by the searching the Keyword in any freelancing Market. Here I would like to suggest you, you need to see the Freelancer's Qualifications & Previous job experience. Then you should hire that freelancer.
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  • Profile picture of the author JohnnyPlan
    You could ask around on marketing forums for a lead to a good virtual assistant, someone who has proven their value. Chances are, you will meet others who've hired a virtual assistant that could do the job for you.
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  • Profile picture of the author SocialSEOs
    Just go to basically any outsourcing site and start scouting. You'd be surprised on where you can find great freelancers. Filter and test out several and keep the good ones.
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  • Profile picture of the author VASEO
    Originally Posted by Emailerbyheart View Post

    Hey Guys,

    I am looking for a VA to manage my day to day work. Could anyone point me to the right direction?

    Appreciate your help in advance


    Thanks
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