UPDATE: It appears Virtual Assistant Freedom is out of business. Please consider one of these alternatives.
Virtual Assistant Freedom is a virtual assistant company with presence in the Philippines and in India. According to the copyright date, the company was founded in 2010. However, the domain was registered in 2011. Virtual Assistant Freedom maintains a US sales office in Florida.
I really got a kick out of the Virtual Assistant Freedom website. If you haven’t seen it, you owe it to yourself to check it out. Notice how most of their images feature, well, “well-endowed” women? Can sex sell in outsourcing? Well I guess you can’t fault them for trying.
Some other funny parts of their website included this random color bar on the side, which appears to have zero functionality as far as I can tell. At the bottom of some pages you will find no fewer than six Facebook share icons, most of which don’t link to Facebook.
Virtual Assistant Freedom offers the standard virtual assistant services, ranging from data entry and transcription, up to copywriting and SEO. Technical jobs like programming are not offered. The prices range from $5.75 per hour to $9.75 per hour depending on what level of skill you require.
You can buy blocks of time in 10 hour weekly increments, but there are price breaks for hiring a full-time employee. The rates are kind of middle of the road for an overseas VA.
When I contacted the company for additional information using the contact form on their site, I did not get a response.
But I would steer clear of this company, and here’s why. They appear to be using fake testimonials.
Take Andrea, for example. You can find her review of “Virtual Assistant Services” here – she never once mentions “Virtual Assistant Freedom.” While Andrea is a paid actor, what’s even worse is you can find her offering up the exact same testimonial (YouTube video has since been deleted) for YourDailyTask, another virtual assistant company!
I’ve done a little homework and as far as I can tell, these two companies are not owned by the same people. Take a look at the other testimonials too, and decide for yourself if they sound real or fake.
Did you know you can get people to record fake video testimonials for you on Fiverr with any script you provide?
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With so many less-deceptive options out there, there’s no reason to take a gamble on these guys for your virtual employee needs. Take a look at all the alternatives in India or the Philippines and make an informed decision. Or contact me if you have any questions.
Have you worked with Virtual Assistant Freedom? If so, please share a quick review of your experience below.