UPDATE: It appears AssistNinja is out of business. Please consider one of these alternatives.
AssistNinja is a virtual assistant head-hunting company based in Manilla, Philippines. They are a new company, starting operations in January 2018. Although their parent company has been in business since 2015.
They specialize in finding the ideal Filipino virtual assistants for entrepreneurs and small business owners all over the world based on their specific needs.
The company is run by Cody McLain, and their target customers are small businesses and entrepreneurs across North America, although they work with clients all over the world.
When you sign up with AssistNinja a member of their team will give you a short survey to fill out. This provides them with all the information they need to find a selection of ideal candidates for you to interview.
How it Works
Unless you specify otherwise, AssistNinja will narrow their list of candidates down to three for you to carry out the final interviews with.
Once you are happy with your chosen virtual assistant they hand over full responsibility to you. You are responsible for the contract you set in place, managing your assistant, salary, and so on.
This is where AssistNinja differs from virtual assistant companies who employ their virtual assistants, manage them in-house, and hire them out per hour.
In this case, you’ll have a much more hands-on role. This gives you the flexibility to negotiate pay, hours of work, and other employee benefits directly with the assistant.
The main drawback however is that there is no one to fall back on if things aren’t working out as planned. That’s why the screening and interviewing process is very important.
AssistNinja will headhunt an assistant to best meet your requirements.
Here are some of the areas and skillsets they specialize in providing:
- Bookkeeping Assistant
- Content / Blog Writing
- General Virtual Assistant
- Graphic Designer
- SEO / Marketing Assistant
- WordPress Developer
Plans and Pricing
There is a one-off fee of $500 payable after you’ve completed a survey and AssistNinja knows exactly what you’re looking for.
They will then present you with three virtual assistants meeting your requirements to choose from in around 2 weeks.
There are plenty of choices when looking for Filipino virtual assistants. Most similar is Chris Ducker’s well-known recruiting service Virtual Staff Finder, though last I heard they were only recruiting general VAs.
If you’re comfortable hiring a work from home assistant, you might also consider OnlineJobs.ph. For a low monthly price, you get access to their entire database of candidates; but you have to do your own screening and vetting.
Have you worked with AssistNinja before? If so, please leave a brief review below to help others with their decision.