I'm in the process of hiring an assistant to help me out, primarily with research and marketing. I have a great local (to me) candidate but she's asking for more hours than I've budgeted for at this time. If we hire her, she'll also help us (my wife and I) with another unrelated business.
I've looked at Fiverr and a few other sites for offshore help but have always been disappointed at the results. If anyone has had success or can recommend a good offshore resource, I know I could save a LOT of money. That said, I'm not opposed to paying a decent wage for good local talent either. After all, I expect the work to pay for itself over time.
I'm currently considering offering a rate of $18 per hour (as a 1099 contractor) for a candidate with the following resume tidbits:
- College educated
- Completed real estate license coursework (didn't sit for test, but will if she's hired)
- Heavy writing experience
- Strong online and offline marketing experience
- Background in virutal executive assisting for fortune 100 execs
- Would you be interested in sharing this resource with me for 10-15 hours per week at the same rate?
- Do YOU have, or know of another resource that I might want to consider as an alternative?
@David Bardwell Hello! I am not a full service virtual assistant but I may be able to help you with the research and marketing on a project basis. I specialize in probate lead generation and inbound marketing systems.
Originally posted by @Kelly Conley :
@David Bardwell Hello! I am not a full service virtual assistant but I ..
Thanks Kelly. I'd be happy to discuss via email or direct messaging. Please send me some more info about your experience and some example project rates.
@David Bardwell have you looked at Upwork.com? You can search specifically for all the criteria you seek, view ratings, read reviews, interview candidates prior to hiring and set desired rate. I’ve used for many years on just about any task you can think of that can be done from a phone or computer and have had great success.
Originally posted by @Alex Price :
David Bardwell have you looked at Upwork.com? You can search specifically for all the criteria you seek, view ratings, read reviews, interview candidates prior to hiring and set desired rate....
Upwork is actually not a site I've used so I'll check it out. Thank you!
@David Bardwell it's a great resource. I usually do a phone conversation or Skype before hiring. Upwork also has it's own messaging system and you can download their app as well. Hope it works well for you.