Since I mentioned hiring a virtual assistant on Monday, I've been a steady stream of e-mail.... "How do you find a virtual assistant?" is the common question. If a few people are taking time out of their day to ask me, there are probably a number who are curious and just too Lazy to write me.
I'm going to start off with my experience, which is probably not the answer everyone is looking for... I have a friend who referred me. I suppose that's how most jobs are filled. Still I have some advice if I didn't get that introduction, I'd look into these two services.
- Elance it - Elance.com has a number of people willing to help you. I employ a writer from there for side projects.
- Ask Sunday - Ask Sunday is a site that is more research-oriented. They are offering more tasks recently, but it's still not just a free-form which I use. So while I've been tempted to get a subscription from time to time, I haven't pulled the trigger.
The biggest key to a successful relationship with a virtual assistant is... the relationship. You have to know what you can and can not ask. Keep your assistant happy and he/she will keep you happy.
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