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Your Virtual Personal Assistant Experiences

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Jaz, Jan 20, 2010.

  1. Jaz

    Jaz Regular Member

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    I am looking for a good virtual personal assistant and was wondering if anyone could recommend a service they are happy with.

    What I am looking for:

    Someone too keep my calendar organized.

    Send me reminders. (Bills,birthdays,anniversaries, important meetings/events.)

    Web/Data Market research

    Be able to handle multiple computer tasks, keyword research, photoshop work, article/blog writing. Proof reading, re-writting.

    Social Media work, facebook,twitter posts etc...

    Organization of my ideas,

    Someone to hold me accountable for staying on task. ( I easily get sidetracked.)

    Right now I'm looking at:
    www.LongerDays.com - Great services, US Assistants, 7 Day Free Trial, Expensive. (Avg. $20hr)

    www.Taskseveryday.com - Great Services (Base Assistant but they have specialists for certain types of projects at no extra charge,ie Photoshop,Excel experts.),India Assistance,Competitve Prices with several time plans ($7-$10hr)

    www.timesvr.com - Little Unclear on full services, Singapore Based,Excellent Price (Full Time person 48 hrs a week $850 a month $6hr approx.)

    I would greatly appreciate any suggestions and feedback on any of these services or any other services.
    I am slightly leaning toward www.taskseveryday.com currently.
     
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  2. robertodelgato

    robertodelgato Regular Member

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    If you are willing to go offshore, try odesk . com. You'll need to REALLY REEALLY go through the resumes of people responding to your posting, but you are likely to find someone with a college degree and software experience willing to work for $3-5 per hour.

    Their search interface also lets you sort for things like hourly rate, ratings by previous employers, hours of experience on odesk, etc.
     
  3. waz11

    waz11 Junior Member

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    i use taskseveryday and am quite happy with them. Have had no issues, am impressed with the knowledge and clear communication from our assistant. We speak on Skype, he understands everything clearly and everything is going smoothly so far.
     
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    vipey Registered Member

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    i use elance for this type of stuff, some very good and cheap workers on there
     
  5. jaguarslug

    jaguarslug BANNED BANNED

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    i think those sites charge a lot, i like the ones in my office. I am planning to start off a service and offer virtual assistant services for something like $200 to 250 a month.
     
  6. robertodelgato

    robertodelgato Regular Member

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    How many hours would that include per month, or is it going to be task/list based?

     
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    pluto459 Junior Member

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    funny, i just added a page on my site to do personal virtual assistant.

    I do have to say you get what you pay for and from the laundry list of things you want do you really think a 7.00 hour person can do all that and not take 3 hours where the 20 hour person will do it all in 1 hour?

    I did just see a post on makeuseof.com on a calender that will email and text you reminders, dont have the post handy or Id give it. That migh work for some things for you.
     
  8. sippick

    sippick BANNED BANNED

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    scriptlance and getafreelancer are still my top choices for outsourcing. You do need to pick the right ones though.
     
  9. jaguarslug

    jaguarslug BANNED BANNED

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    will tell you once i launch the service. I plan for 8 hours a day for 5.5 days a week.
     
  10. trepedat.clarizze

    trepedat.clarizze Newbie

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    Do you find that you don?t have time to successfully grow your business or do the things you really want or need to do? Do you find yourself still stuck behind your desk completing some tedious paper works?

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    At Trepedat Talent, we focus on your business direction and willing to go the extra mile for you. Working with clients in a long-term and having collaborative relationship, we understand our client's business and become a success partner for them. Therefore, customization accordingly to client's business needs has become the core of our business.

    We love working with dynamic people who are committed to taking their businesses and lives to the next level, and who realize that by having us as your personal assistant---they can have it all.

    So why wait, it's your opportunity to explore your business and life enhancement now!
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  11. trepedat.clarizze

    trepedat.clarizze Newbie

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    Is this job still available?