Outsourcely is a virtual assistant company based in Foresthill, CA. They make it easy to connect with virtual assistants through their platform and have a large number of remote workers based all over the world.
The company began with a strong presence in the Philippines but now have more than 250,000 remote workers in their database to choose from when hiring a virtual assistant.
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The company was started in 2014. The founder and current CEO Oleg Posternetsky was frustrated by the way other virtual assistant platforms worked and wanted to make a platform that offered reliable virtual assistants that could be hired directly.
He started Outsourcely and has created the platform he wanted. Outsourcely now has more than 250,000 fully-vetted remote workers from more than 130 countries in their database. Their primary focus is their “Search and Hire” platform, which allows business owners to search their database of virtual assistants and make contact with a VA best suited to their requirements.
They also have a “Team Workplace”, which is a resource that helps their clients manage their remote teams. An interesting angle that separates Outsourcely from other virtual assistant companies is that their platform is 100% free for the remote workers. As a client, you sign up with Outsourcely for a monthly fee, when you find an assistant you want to work with you negotiate their pay directly with them.
Target customers for Outsourcely are anyone with an online presence looking to free up some time and start outsourcing tasks. With such a large database of virtual assistants it’s very likely you will find someone who matches up with your requirements.
Unlike other virtual assistant companies that have a certain number of assistants covering a set of skills, Outsourcely is a platform that helps you find and connect with the virtual assistant you want. This way you have a much larger pool of candidates to choose from, so finding the ideal assistant isn’t limited to the team on the payroll as you find with most companies.
With a monthly fee per the number of virtual assistants you make contact with this means finding a long-term assistant is going to be more cost-effective.
Outsourcely says that 80% of the remote workers hired from their platform are hired on a long-term basis. Each assistant does have their own hourly rate in their profile, and it’s down to you to negotiate and pay them directly once they are working with you.
Plans and Pricing
Outsourcely have three different packages. These are priced at $9/mo for the Individual package, $59/mo for the Small Business package, or $99/mo for the Professional package.
Their Individual package allows you to make five private chat and email connections with virtual assistants each month, along with posting three jobs and managing ten active users on their Team Workplace platform.
Their Small Business package grants you 300 chat connections, 100 email connections, and 10 job postings along with upgraded Team Workplace privileges. While their Professional package includes unlimited chat connections and job postings, and 300 email connections.
You can also save 50% by pre-paying for an annual plan.
The primary alternative to Outsourcely is Onlinejobs.ph. They operate on a similar monthly membership model and really just want to play matchmaker, not concerning themselves with making a markup margin on a worker’s salary month after month.
I found the Outsourcely interface a little cleaner to work with than OnlineJobs, and the pricing is slightly lower ($49/mo for job-posting/contact privileges over there). On top of that, you can source workers from anywhere in the world, and not just the Philippines.
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