Over the past decade, the call center and outsourcing business has exploded in the Philippines. The new technology combined with a young, educated, and ambitious workforce has made the Philippines a popular (and affordable) location for virtual assistants.

English is widely spoken, and I think you’ll find the culture is slightly more “Western” than that of India. Many workers are used to working with Americans from past careers in customer support call centers or other BPO operations.

For these assistants, the opportunity to work with you could mean a life of greater freedom; the chance to work from home, have some flexibility in terms of their hours, and probably earn more money.

Workers are loyal and polite, but sometimes slow to ask for help or clarification — sometimes to the point of disappearing without a trace. (Yes, it happens!) As in other developing countries, infrastructure problems can come up from time to time as storms and brown outs knock out electricity and Internet access.

But despite the popularity of outsourcing to the Philippines, I don’t yet have a clear cut “favorite” company I refer people to. There are different “flavors” and different specialties depending on your needs.

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The good news is that because of the robust VA economy, you have several options to choose from ranging from low-cost task-based services like OkayRelax, all the way up to full-time dedicated assistants — and everything in between.

Check out the reviews below to see which option is right for you.

Overall Rating4.184.184.184.184.18
Quality of Work4.184.184.184.184.18
Communication4.274.274.274.274.27
Value4.314.314.314.314.31

[Sponsored] TaskBullet

TaskBullet is a virtual assistant company in the Philippines with US-sales offices in California and Utah. The company was founded in 2012, and has quickly become a leader in the industry. The Task Bullet model is a virtual employee model, where […]

Overall Rating55555
Quality of Work4.924.924.924.924.92
Communication55555
Value55555

Prialto

Prialto provides remote administrative assistants to executives, entrepreneurs, and businesses. Our virtual executive assistant services are curated and managed from our headquarters in Portland, Oregon, with creative insights from our global staff in Asia and Central America. Prialto calls itself […]

Overall Rating55555
Quality of Work4.864.864.864.864.86
Communication55555
Value55555

VA Staffer

VA Staffer is a Digital Marketing and Virtual Assistant Company with the majority of it’s team in their Makati City (Metro Manila) office, Philippines. The marketing, project success and consulting is operated in the USA, and VA Staffer has also […]

Overall Rating4.674.674.674.674.67
Quality of Work4.584.584.584.584.58
Communication4.584.584.584.584.58
Value4.584.584.584.584.58

Virtual Staff Finder

Virtual Staff Finder is more of headhunting service than a true virtual assistant company. Founded in 2010 by entrepreneur Chris Ducker, the firm promises to match you up with qualified workers in the Philippines. In my mind, Chris is right […]

Overall Rating4.194.194.194.194.19
Quality of Work4.174.174.174.174.17
Communication4.284.284.284.284.28
Value4.254.254.254.254.25

OkayRelax

OkayRelax is a new task-based virtual assistant company based in Tampa, Florida. The business was founded in 2015 with a mission to help busy people save some time and sanity. About Okay Relax OkayRelax operates on kind of a hybrid […]

Overall Rating4.354.354.354.354.35
Quality of Work4.174.174.174.174.17
Communication4.284.284.284.284.28
Value4.394.394.394.394.39

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 […]

Overall Rating55555
Quality of Work55555
Communication55555
Value55555

Bottleneck Virtual Assistants

Bottleneck Virtual Assistants is a virtual assistant sourcing firm connecting clients to responsible VAs in the Philippines. While Bottleneck is a relatively new company, opening their virtual doors in 2016, the founder Jaime Jay has been working with VAs from […]

Overall Rating3.943.943.943.943.94
Quality of Work4.064.064.064.064.06
Communication4.24.24.24.24.2
Value4.074.074.074.074.07

Virtual Coworker

Virtual Coworker is a remote staffing agency specializing in long-term full- and part-time positions. The company was founded in 2011 in Australia by Braden Yuill, a successful entrepreneur and outsourcing expert. Virtual Coworker works exclusively with virtual employees in the […]

Overall Rating4.054.054.054.054.05
Quality of Work44444
Communication44444
Value3.853.853.853.853.85

123Employee

123Employee is one of the largest outsourcing firms in the world, with more than 350 virtual assistants working with clients all around the globe. The company started its operations in 2006 with just ten employees, but has seen tremendous growth […]

Overall Rating55555
Quality of Work44444
Communication55555
Value55555

Hire Your Virtual Assistant

Hire Your Virtual Assistant – H.Y.V.A. for short – is a virtual assistant company founded in 2009 by Owen McGab Enaohwo. Enaohwo is a Washington DC-based entrepreneur who went into the business of helping others save time. If you watch […]