As a startuper, there isn’t enough time in a day to get stuff done – between meetings, product building, hiring, sales calls, and funding. Delegating your tasks and using a virtual assistant is the best way to mark things on your list as DONE! You can use virtual assistants for everything from making customer service calls to sending out ‘thank you’ cards to prospective clients, to scheduling meetings or order lunch. Although virtual assistants are remote, it’s just as important to build a trusting relationship just as you would with a permanent employee.
Here are 10 great websites to find a virtual assistant:
- Upwork is the leading freelancing website where businesses find and work with top freelance marketers, designers, developers, and other professionals.
- Magic is a special phone number you text to get anything you want, hassle free, 24/7. Magic uses artificial intelligence and software developed by our engineering team in San Francisco to respond quickly and manage the complexities of your requests.Over time Magic learns your preferences and gets better at performing tasks for you. For example, if you have a food allergy, Magic will remember and automatically remove that ingredient from all future food orders.
- Clara is your partner in doing great work — a virtual employee that schedules your meetings. Simply add Clara to any email, and Clara will take care of scheduling back-and-forth on your behalf. With Clara managing your meetings, all you have to do is show up.
- Konsus is an on-demand outsourcing platform for business tasks based in Palo Alto. Companies can submit a task and start a project in 30 minutes. Projects are automatically allocated to a distributed team of pre-vetted freelancers based on skill and availability. Konsus is built specifically for business professionals that value file security, compliance and consistent quality.Konsus currently support the six largest online business task categories: PowerPoint, Graphic Design, Content Writing, Web Design, Data Entry and Research. Companies get access to a dedicated project manager and team of specialists for each category. Typical user requests include polishing PowerPoint presentations or collecting data from a set of websites.
- Fancy Hands is a team of US-based assistants at your fingertips. Request tasks via email, phone, or the web from anywhere in the world. If you’re comfortable using email, the web, or a telephone, you’ll have no trouble asking us to do things for you.
- Ruby is a receptionist virtual assistant services based in Portland, Oregon. Its live virtual receptionists deliver the perfect mix of friendliness, charm and professionalism when answering your phone. We have not used it, but heard good things about them – worth trying it out.
- Zirtual is an excellent virtual assistant choice for small teams, entrepreneurs, and freelance professionals. You get your very own Virtual Assistant — a smart, highly trained US-based point person who works remotely as your right hand and left brain. You delegate a task and your virtual assistant will get it done.
- AskSunday provides Dedicated Assistant service to support everyday needs. So, for $29 for 30 task requests or $49 for 50, you can simply email a task request to email@example.com and boom, your task gets done. You can send your travel itinerary and they’ll book you flights, a hotel, and car. Or, give them the name of your dentist and get an appointment, or have them track down tickets to a sold-out show.
- Fiverr is one of the largest freelance services marketplace for lean entrepreneurs to focus on growth & create a successful business at affordable costs. You can hire top talent at an affordable price. We have used Fiverr for many of our projects – some are good and some are just terrible. You just need to try a few out until you find the’one’.
- x.ai is a personal assistant who schedules meetings for you. Simple and effective services – worth giving it a try.
Do you happen to know any other network that helps people find Virtual Assistant? Feel free to shout out your suggestions to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.