While I’m striving to build the most comprehensive virtual assistant company directory and review platform out there, there will always be certain companies I haven’t had a chance to fully research yet.
Still, visitors are searching for information on these companies so I don’t want their search to come up with the disappointing “no results found.”
Here are some of the VA companies people have searched for over the past few months and what limited information I could find. Sometimes it’s just first impressions.
If you have any experience with any of the companies below, please leave a comment to help others in their search. Thanks!
ACstant.com is “your assistant via email.” This company has gone through a couple pivots over the years and it looks like their current service is by-invitation only at the moment.
Agent Anything, or AgentAnything.com is a go-fer and errand-running service similar to TaskRabbit, but specializing in using local students.
UK-based call-answering service similar to Call Ruby in the US. Virtual assistant service is also available but no price estimate is given.
A US-based telephone answering service starting at $1 per call.
A virtual assistant company with a crazy 100% flash-based website. You don’t see that too often anymore! In business since 2001, (although the site has only been around since 2004). I believe the company is owned by Fran Esposito and based in New York. Assistant ToGo and Assistant To Go are possible variations. No relation to the owner of the Twitter handle AssistantToGo.
Azure VA Services was a small Canadian virtual assistant firm. They appear to be out of business.
BackupMen, or BackupMen.com is a task-based virtual assistant service similar to Fancy Hands or My Tasker. I haven’t heard anything from them since late 2011.
An online jobs board for finding Filipino VAs, with the MAJOR downside it is against their terms to post work-from-home overseas jobs. My account was shut down without notice or warning when I went to test out the site. No idea why they have that rule! An alternative would be OnlineJobs.ph.
BPO 24 Hour — start-up VA company in the Philippines.
Bsetc, as in they’ll take care of all your BS, etc, is a popular virtual assistant company based in Ottawa, Canada. Founder Erin Blaskie is a well-known entrepreneur.
Burn Your To Do List
BurnYourToDoList or BurnYourToDoList.com appears to be out of business. Rough since it sold for $85,000 not too long ago!
A well-regarded virtual call-answering service with all-US agents.
Distant Support, or DistantSupport.com is a virtual assistant company in the Philippines. Their website hasn’t been updated since 2010, and they offer no hint as to what kind of rates they charge (or charged, as my guess is they might be shut down).
DoMyStuff was a virtual and in-person errand-running service. It appears they’ve had their lunch eaten by TaskRabbit and are all but out of business.
DoNanza.com is a newer freelance site along the lines of Elance and oDesk.
A recruiting company in India. Their site has not been updated since 2008 so I’m not sure if they are still around or not.
A small VA shop owned by Maria Novey and based in Pennsylvania. No updates to her site since 2006 so not sure if she’s still in business.
A one-woman show based in Wisconsin. The yahoo email address and stock photos and text on the about us page would be red flags for me.
Scammy looking VA site (that’s actually offline now). Appears to be owned by a scammy-looking get-rich-quick-type Internet marketer.
eSupportGuru.com is a small virtual assistant company in India. Their website looks pretty crappy and hasn’t been updated since 2009. I got attacked by the floating chat-invite box (which was offline) and it wouldn’t close when I hit the “x”.
EVAS could stand for Executive Virtual Assistant Services, a tiny one-woman VA company out of Yorkshire, England. Or it could reference the EVA virtual assistant app for android smartphones.
EXEC is an on-demand house-cleaning and errand-running service. They’re based in San Francisco but hope to rapidly expand to other markets. Everything is a flat rate of $25/hr. Task Rabbit might be considered the primary competition.
A legitimate outsourcing provider aimed at larger companies.
Geeky Staff or GeekyStaff.com was a Filipino VA company. Now out of business.
An outsourced writing service that delivers content on demand. Similar to HireWriters or TextBroker.
Globol Staff, or GlobolStaff.com, is a small outsourcing company in Singapore that specializes in SEO.
Go to Girls
Several companies are using this name or a variation such as Go2Girls or GoToGirls. There is a Denver, Colorado-based VA service from $40/hr, and also a Jacksonville, Florida service from $18/hr.
Hit Rate Solutions
Call center operation in the Philippines, that also offers virtual assistants. Pretty bare bones website, with no pricing estimates given for VA service.
Or HR Fax. There are several Ripoff Reports of this company being a giant scam. I would stay away.
The International Virtual Assistants Association is a non-profit trade organization for virtual assistants. They offer professional education and certification services. If you want to hire from their member-base, you can submit a request for proposal on their site. Also might be searched for as IVAA or ivaa.com.
An mid-sized Indian outsourcing shop that does web development, design, and more. Looking through their portfolio though, I’m not loving their work.
Part of the Live2Sell group is a call center operation in the Philippines. The CEO, Chris Ducker, also runs Virtual Staff Finder, which might be worth a look for smaller businesses.
I had to test the “Get a Quote in 5 Minutes” box on the LiveHelpIndia.com website. I did get a response with 24-hours, but not within 5 minutes. That’s a tough promise to deliver on for anything that’s not automated. After that though, my subsequent emails have been ignored. Check out other India virtual assistant companies.
Also doing business as LRN.biz. The content of this site is almost identical to the HRFAX site, and has received similar scam complaints. Stay away.
Virtual bookkeeping service in India, with rates starting at $5 per hour.
Or Mi PA. Virtual assistant company in India, appears to be out of business.
A new crowdsourcing platform based in Berkeley, California. Also running Mobile Works Premium, a unique virtual assistant service. It is branded as “fair trade work,” so I’m curious to see how this company does.
My 365 Assistant, or My365Assistant was a New York-based VA company that has gone out of business.
Out of the Box Virtual Assistant
I couldn’t find any information on this company so I can’t really say anything.
Virtual assistant company gobbled up by Zirtual.
PA Everyday or PAEveryday is a virtual assistant company in the Philippines. I was in touch with the CEO, Tim Reading, earlier this year, but after a couple emails neither him nor his team continued to reply.
RemoteJobs is a job board in the Philippines that can be more effective than Craigslist in finding qualified virtual assistant candidates. The site is similar in function to OnlineJobs.ph, only it appears to be completely free to use.
Sales Rain VAs
Also listed as salesrainvas. Newer VA company in the Philippines. Nicely designed site with rates from $250 per month for 5 hrs a week, up to $850 for a full time dedicated VA.
Scripted.com is a higher-end content creating and writing service than you’ll find at HireWriters or TextBroker.
An outsourcing / staff leasing company in the Philippines. They’ve been in business since 2007 and serve the mid-size business market with professional in-office staff.
A virtual assistant company in the Philippines, founded in 2011 by Louis Lautman. For full-time VAs, the pricing is pretty attractive, especially for the longer-term contracts.
Talk2Assistant.com never responded to my request for information. Check out their flash intro for a good example of a bad example.
TaskAngels.net is a small virtual assistant company in the Philippines from the makers of Task Army.
TaskHire.com or TaskHire.ca is a Canadian errand-running service similar to TaskRabbit.
Today’s Admin is a US-based virtual assistant company that charges a flat rate of $55 an hour for their services.
Top Hat Concierge
An Atlanta-based virtual concierge service that appears to be out of business. I contacted them for more info several months ago and never got a response.
VA4Business.com is a virtual assistant company founded by Steve Arun. I’m not sure whether they’re targeting US or UK customers, as rates are quoted in dollars on some pages and pounds on others. Their site hasn’t been updated since 2011 so they might no longer be open for new business.
VAdirectory is a network of virtual assistants where you can submit your VA job for proposals.
A large virtual assistant networking community founded by Tawnya Sutherland in 2003. You can join as VA, and pay for premium resources to help with your virtual assistant business, or if you’re looking to hire, you can submit a request for proposal to the community of VAs. Also vanetworking.com.
Virtual Assistant Chick
Southern California virtual assistant company founded by April Sullivan. They specialize in helping real estate agents.
Virtual Assistant Forums
A popular and active forum for virtual assistants. You can also submit your request for proposal to the community to hire directly through the site.
Virtual Office SA
South Africa virtual assistant and virtual office admin company. Website could use a little love. All boilerplate content with no real USP.
Virtual Web Outsourcing
Small virtual assistant company in Davao City, Philippines. No updates since 2011 so not sure if these guys are still in operation. Also VirtualWebOutsourcing or Virtualweboutsourcing.com.
Filipino job board now redirects to RemoteJobs.ph.
YourUSAVA.com is a small California-based VA company. Rates are quoted on a one-on-one basis.
Zaarly started out as a competitor to Task Rabbit but has pivoted to be more of a peer-to-peer marketplace for goods and services.
Zeerk is a Fiverr clone except the prices can range from $2 all the way up to $100.
Have you worked with any of these companies? If so, please leave a quick note down below and let others know about your experience (good or bad!). Thanks!