Virtual assistants are a part of every online business. Sure, it’s no problem that you start the business by yourself, but if your business keeps growing, you will eventually find yourself in need of a virtual assistant.
It makes absolute sense to hire someone to do a bunch of small tasks that can take hours of your day. In the end, they are the ones allowing you to do the big things for your business, which results in higher efficiency. Is your time worth more than $5 an hour? If yes then don’t spend it doing tasks you can pay someone else $5 an hour to do!
We already covered the complete guide on how to hire a virtual assistant but in this post, we’ll cover the top 10 places where to find and hire virtual assistants.
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Currently, on JobRack, you can find over 7,000 high-quality job seekers, with virtual assistants being one of our strongest areas.
JobRack is focused on providing long term employees for businesses. Whether it’s full-time or part-time, our job seekers are looking to commit to you and your business. No-fly by night freelancers here!
So if you want to hire a rockstar virtual assistant, someone who will be there with you and helping you grow, then you’re in the right place.
Job posts are just $149 and we actively hustle to help you get the very best applicants for your role. We even have a Done-For-You Service where we’ll go out and find, test, interview and reference the very best virtual assistants for you, leaving you to just make the final decision.
Industry giant Upwork is an obvious option if you are looking for freelancers.
On Upwork you can find all kinds of freelancers with good English skills. However, you should know your budget in advance and be aware of the quality-price ratio as on Upwork you have incredible English speakers, but you also have a lot of other freelancers who are trying to break through who may not have the language skills you need.
Hiring virtual assistants on Upwork is definitely possible but as there are mostly freelancers, hiring a VA on Upwork doesn’t make much sense. You need someone who will be there for you and work closely with you, someone you can rely on. Freelancers care about the project being delivered properly, but full-time remote workers care about growing a career in your company.
Bear in mind that Upwork recently changed and introduced new fees for employers and freelancers that can be up to 25% of project costs. So make sure that the costs stack up for you and your needs.
If you want to know how to avoid those fees, we made a complete post that you can read here.
You can post your role or project on Upwork for free and just pay the fees once you choose someone to work with.
One of the most popular places online to find virtual assistants is definitely Onlinejobs.ph. They were founded back in 2006 by two amazing chaps from the US who were delighted by their new Philippino VA.
Since 2006, Onlinejobs.ph works on connecting Virtual Assistants from the Philippines with companies worldwide.
English language skills vary and make sure you check their internet speeds and issues with power/weather-related interruptions as can be common in many parts of the Philippines.
Their pricing plan starts with $69 and you pay your virtual assistant directly.
You can check out OnlineJobs.ph by clicking here.
If you were wondering where VA’s spend their time online, this is the place. VA Networking is a complete site that has everything VA needs and VA’s to find for employers. It’s all in one platform dedicated to virtual assistants.
They even have a certification program for the VA’s which may come pretty handy for you, as you can have someone who went through training for Virtual Assistant.
Their pricing plan starts from $333 per year and goes up to $997, depending on your needs.
You can check out VA Networking here.
Just like Upwork and Guru, Freelancer is a platform that allows you to list your project and receive competitive bids from freelancers.
They are more freelancer oriented than long term hires, but you have a huge number of high-quality freelancers available on the site.
Registering and posting a job on Freelancer is completely free. However, when you start a project with someone, they take a commission that is lower when compared to their competitors like Upwork.
They take 3% of the payment you are sending to the freelancer, and they take 10% from the freelancer as well so a significant cost when you work with a virtual assistant on an ongoing basis.
You can check out Freelancer by clicking here.
Guru is also a platform like Upwork and Freelancer where you can find various professions including Virtual Assistants.
Registering on Guru and posting a job is free but you will have to pay 2.9% handling fee and your employee will need to pay 5%-9% depending on their membership level.
Guru has over 1.5 million registered users worldwide and you can hire a freelance virtual assistant for $10-$30 per hour.
You can check out guru here.
You always have the good old outreach strategy that can work well on Linkedin.
You can find many good virtual assistants on LinkedIn and send them a message or connection with an offer to apply for your job.
So if you have the time and inclination then it’s free (within limits) and considering how big a resource it is it may be worth considering.
You probably won’t find a virtual assistant for 5 bucks, but Fiverr is great because you can find the exact services you need.
Fiverr has always been a good resource for finding talent online, and there are hundreds of thousands of virtual assistants looking for gigs and offering their services.
Just make sure you look at the reviews on their profile as you don’t want to end up working with someone that doesn’t deliver good results.
Just like other big platforms that provide freelancers, they have their own fee structure. According to Fiverr: “All purchases are subject to a service fee of $2 on purchases up to and including $40, and 5% on purchases above $40”
Another great resource for finding online virtual assistants, as We Work Remotely claims to have over 2.5M monthly visitors.
They don’t have a database of job seekers but they do have a huge amount of visitors – many people who are looking for remote jobs.
Process of posting the job is very simple, you pay a one-time job posting fee of $299 and you create your job advert.
You can check out WWR by clicking here.
Remote OK is a job search resource powered by Nomad List. You can find a variety of remote workers like customer support, marketing, design, non-tech professions, but also a lot of virtual assistants.
Process of posting the job is similar to WWR – you pay a one-time job posting fee of $299 and you have your job advert active for 90 days.
Remoteok claims that they will deliver your job post to over 1 million professionals in their network.
You can check out RemoteOK.io by clicking here.
Why choose Jobrack
Now we have covered the Top 10 Websites Where You Can Hire Amazing Virtual Assistant, finding a virtual assistant shouldn’t be a problem. At least, you know where to look.
But the hiring process is a story in itself. Finding, filtering, testing and interviewing virtual assistants is a time-consuming process that requires either your time and attention or some expert help.
Here on JobRack, we have a Done For You Service where we can save you a huge amount and effort finding the right virtual assistant for you and your business.
Our expert remote hiring recruiters can take all the pain away.
From understanding exactly the person you need we’ll find, filter, test and interview them before delivering you 2-3 awesome candidates for final interview and to make your choice.