Outsourcing Myself – Took The Plunge!

After much deliberation, I decided to hire my first Virtual Assistant (VA) from First Page Web Search.

As the site says to do, I emailed “admin(at)firstpagewebsearch(dot)com” to request a part-time SEO VA, which costs a super-affordable $37.50 for 20 hours a week.

The company owner/manager, Jake, replied:

Right now, we do need one week confirmation payment. This covers the two days trial and 5 days work. This is a policy we implemented since we had previous clients who runaway after the two days trial. We hope you understand. If in case you’re not happy with the service, we can arrange a new VA or we refund the whole amount.

Please pay using the link below:

(PayPal link removed)

I will then forward the VA contact details after we receive the payment.

So I completed the PayPal transaction and the next day received this email:

The “New Client Pack” had the following 3 files, which are pretty self explanatory.  The “Welcome Kit” is just a 1-page PDF with contact info for “First Page Web Search” departments.

New client pack

So far so good!  My next update will be about my first impressions and communication with my new VA named “Jemelo”.

3 comments for “Outsourcing Myself – Took The Plunge!

  1. June 23, 2010 at 1:53 am

    We are exactly in the same situation. The main difference I am still going at it alone. Is it possible for you to tell me which tasks you outsourced specifically?

    Thanks Kane.

  2. June 23, 2010 at 11:40 am

    Hey Danny,

    I just added a new post – http://im-fun.com/outsourcing/outsourcing-myself-language-barrier/867/.

    Since then I’ve had her setup all 40 or so accounts at HelloTxt (which is similar to Ping.FM) for a friend of mine. She’s also been continuing with SENuke backlinking and linkwheeling.

    Every day after she’s done work she emails me a report of what she worked on.

    Pretty happy so far!

  3. Mary Yanny
    April 29, 2011 at 10:39 am

    I found this nice service to track the time spent by your virtual assistant — Worksnaps (http://www.worksnaps.net). It is easy to use and you can actually visually verify the time he/she spent working. A big challenge about remote work is to know that your worker really spend time as claimed. This service solves the issue. High recommended.

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