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Where to hire VAs?

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by aldoraine, Jun 9, 2013.

  1. aldoraine

    aldoraine Regular Member

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    I'm looking for a content writing VA for a good price. A decent grasp of English would be great.
     
  2. busybee4

    busybee4 Registered Member

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    You can go to the freelancer/odesk/elance root, or even look at the BST section
     
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    troofer Registered Member

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    I think CPAking11 has a BST thread for VA's. check it out
     
  4. netmoney1

    netmoney1 Executive VIP

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    I would suggest that you post your requirements on freelance sites and conduct interviews to find exactly what you are looking for.

    Having direct contact with your VA rather than going through an "agency" will be much easier as you can train them to do exactly what you want, rather than telling the company and hoping they explain your needs to the worker.

    Spend the extra time and effort to get someone that fits your needs. There are plenty out there - interview a bunch - that's the only way you will get what you need/want
     
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  5. derik2

    derik2 Junior Member

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    I agree on this. You can post more of the details of this job at Staff.com, Odesk, or Freelancer.com. These sites have good talents at a very affordable rate. I think they still have the 'free sign up' offer to all clients and staff.
     
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    WayneInc Senior Member

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    I'm going to go ahead and agree with this also.

    I have hired countless freelancers for countless types of jobs. The only way to really get exactly what you want, is to do exactly what netmoney has said...interview extensively...and don't expect it to be easy. They are very good at telling you what you want to hear.

    You'll need to have questions prepared that require intelligent answers from the interviewee. You don't want to ask anything that allows for a "yes or no" answer. You need to find out if they have the skills necessary for what you require and to do that effectively, you need to make sure they answer your questions with real information and not "yes man" answers.

    My personal order of preference when hiring on a freelance site is:

    elance.com
    freelancer.com
    odesk.com

    Depending on the skillset required to do what you need, I'd say to ALWAYS feature the job. A featured job allows you to invite far more people than you can without featuring it. If memory serves, a featured job on freelancer allows for you to send 500 invites and a featured job on elance allows for you to invite...I can't remember...I know without featuring you're limited to sending only 30 invites. When it is featured...300 maybe? I don't remember, but it's a lot more than when it isn't featured.

    Anyway, not only will you get more qualified bids by inviting that many people, but you'll also get what you're looking for at a much lower price. All the additional bids you'll receive will drive the price down. Although be prepared to have to interview 3 to 4 times as many people.
     
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  8. aldoraine

    aldoraine Regular Member

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    Thanks for the replies guys. I ended up putting it on Odesk, and I've gotten a HUGE response. Right now I'm just sifting through every one trying to find someone with good English.
     
  9. t0mmy

    t0mmy Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    netmoney and crazyflx nailed it... if you can afford to then hire within your own circle or community, that way you can keep a REAL eye on your workers first hand!

    It might sound bad here guys but I have my oldest and best friend in the world working for me the last 5 months or so, he does up reports and welcome emails, its all copy/pasta click click stuff, but I'd rather have him doing it than some random chump! And he does a bang up job which is the main thing.

    I've been really considering opening an office here in Ireland and employing full time workers, thing is its not so cheap to do that here in Ireland and the ROI may not be so great unless you have a solid use for them! That is what I'm trying to work out now ;)
     
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