Virtual Assistantville is a unique directory of professional virtual assistants. The Dearborn, Michigan company matches employers with qualified VAs in a variety of fields. The site is an offshoot of the popular Virtual Assistant Forums, a trusted resource and gathering place for VAs everywhere.
If you’re looking for a VA, you can browse through the directory and view the profile of each one. You can also sort by specialty if you have a specific task or project in mind. In addition, Virtual Assistantville allows you to submit a request for proposal, and several virtual assistants will bid on your job.
The virtual assistants listed with the company are, and can be, from any part of the world, but I found most are US-based. They use the Virtual Assistantville platform to advertise their services and find new clients.
The most common VA tasks on the site include editing work, article writing, data processing, managing social websites, taking care of emails and more. The responsibilities and work description may increase and change as trust and confidence grows between you and your remote assistant.
Virtual Assistantville gives you the flexibility to hire your VA on a one-time basis or on as an ongoing engagement. That said, the site is merely a meeting place for connecting you with potential workers; they don’t handle any of the transaction details.
Because the majority of VAs are in the US, I found the rates to be significantly higher than what you might find with other virtual assistant companies or on freelance sites like oDesk. Another disadvantage is that Virtual Assistantville doesn’t provide any feedback loop or ratings system, so it can be more difficult to fully research a potential hire.
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