Freelance virtual assistants are an alternative to going through one of the virtual assistant companies. You can find freelance VAs in a number of locations, including elance, odesk, and even craigslist. These sites allow you to specify your exact requirements in advance, and are great for project-based tasks. We’ll help you navigate the various options for finding a freelance virtual assistant, and include advice on what to look for, what questions to ask, and warning signs.

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FreeeUp

FreeeUp is a virtual assistant service that offers virtual assistant services to customers all over the globe and specializes in the eCommerce industry. They are a relatively new company to join the virtual assistant space, starting operations in October 2015. […]

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OnlineJobs.ph

OnlineJobs.ph is a Filipino job board that caters exclusively to remote online work opportunities. It was created in 2009 by Utah-based entrepreneur John Jonas as a way to connect the affordable Filipino workforce with business owners in North America and […]

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Upwork (formerly oDesk)

Note: oDesk.com has rebranded to Upwork.com. Upwork, like Elance, is a community that brings together contract workers and employers. The company has been in business since 2003, and now serves hundreds of thousands of clients all around the world. They […]

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Horkey HandBook Virtual Assistant Finder

The Horkey HandBook Virtual Assistant Finder is a VA recruiting service by Gina Horkey. A professional VA and freelancer writer herself, she began training others to become virtual assistants as well. The VA Finder tool came about as a way […]

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Elance

Elance.com is one of the world’s largest communities of freelance employees and people looking to hire them. Since their beginning in 1999, Elance has grown to a network of over 2,000,000 contract professionals. The company is based in Mountain View, […]

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Speedlancer

Speedlancer is the first freelancing platform to harness the power of the crowd for speed. The Melbourne, Australia based company opens its doors in 2014, but uses a unique crowdsourcing methodology to quickly deliver tasks for clients. Speedlancer targets business owners who […]

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HireMyMom

HireMyMom.com is an online employment outsourcing service that specializes in working-from-home moms. The company was founded in 2007 by entrepreneur Lesley Spencer Pyle, a mother who had formerly worked in public relations and as a desktop publisher. The site aims […]

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99designs

99designs is the crowdsourcing design marketplace that is probably first-to-mind for most people. I first learned about the company at a conference in 2008, and since then the Melbourne, Australia-based business has grown by leaps and bounds. In fact, 99designs […]

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Codeable

Codeable (codeable.io) is an on-demand service for WordPress tasks. The Denmark-based company was founded in 2013 and employs more than 100 WordPress experts in the US and Europe to solve WordPress problems for customers. Think of them as a hyper-specialized […]

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Workaholics4Hire

Workaholics4Hire is a private outsourcing marketplace, “staffed” by more than 25,000 work-from-home freelancers. The Ottawa, Canada company was founded by Sylvie Fortin in 1999. Any business that’s been around that long must be doing something right. Fortin explains that the […]

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Value1.781.781.781.781.78

Outsource.com (now Remote.com)

Update: Outsource.com is now Remote.com. Why rebrand? It could be because the word “outsource” has some negative connotations, while the word “remote” sounds more like the workplace of the future. Or it could be because of the less-than-awesome reputation Outsource.com […]

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Guru.com

Guru.com is a marketplace to find freelance talent in whatever specialty you’re looking for. The Pittsburgh-based company is one of the original freelance sites, having been founded way back in 1997. They claim to be the world’s largest online marketplace […]

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XPlace

XPlace is a large freelance marketplace. The company is based in Los Angeles, US, and they have development offices in the Ukraine and Israel. Their freelancers are based all over the world. Their focus is to provide a marketplace for […]

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vWorker

UPDATE: vWorker has been acquired by Freelancer.com. vWorker.com is a company designed to bring employers and virtual workers together so that everyone can find the work and workers they need. Based in Tampa, Florida, vWorker has been in business since […]

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Crew.co

Crew.co is a marketplace that provides a platform for freelancers, or “members” as they refer to them, to connect with business owners and entrepreneurs. They specialize in providing professional services of web designers and developers. The company was founded in […]

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PeoplePerHour

PeoplePerHour.com is a website that helps connect individuals who need work done with those willing to do it. There are quite a range of jobs available, from accounting support to legal services to web design to copywriting to data entry […]

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Toptal

Toptal is a US-based company specializing in connecting clients with the services of remote engineers and developers. The company was founded in 2010 and is headed up by CEO Taso Du Val. Toptal has been expanding their network of talented designers […]

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TaskArmy

TaskArmy is a task-oriented outsourcing marketplace that got its start in 2010. The company was founded by Aymeric Gaurat-Apelli and is based out of Sydney, Australia.  Frustrated with the crowds and race-to-the-bottom price wars on oDesk and Elance, and the […]

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Freelancer.com

Freelancer.com is the world’s largest freelance marketplace, with over 7 million users. Since 2004, the Australia-based company has grown into an impressive global outsourcing hub, with members from more than 200 countries around the world. In terms of dollar volume, […]

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Remote.com

Remote.com (formerly Outsource.com, which was widely derided as a scam by freelancers) is a virtual assistant company based in Burlingame, CA. They have been in operation since January 2017 and match business owners with virtual assistants from all over the […]