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20 Best Virtual Assistant

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JB Benton

Denver, United States

Experienced Virtual Assistant

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Sheikh Shazil


Virtual Assistant | Data Entry | Lead Generation |

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Maneesh Kumar Srivastava

Varanasi, India

Executive/General Virtual Assistant

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Isser Espedillon


Social Media Manager + Virtual Assistant 💬

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Jacob A

London, United Kingdom

AI Developer | AI Chatbots & Automations | ChatGPT

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Mariana Fantini


Full-stack Software Engineer

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Uduak Ekang


Results-Driven Virtual Assistant & Admin Pro

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Lemisse Al-Baggou

United Kingdom

Interior Architect and Designer

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Brittany Tucker

Virginia Beach, United States

Innovative Instructional Designer 🎨

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Top Independent

Nikol Hayes

Las Vegas, United States

Passionate Tech-Savvy Developer 💡

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Tonia Carson

Maryland, United States

Efficient Operations, Virtual Management Pro

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Vasil Abuladze

Kutaisi, Georgia

Creative Unreal Engine+Maya Expert | 3D Designer |

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Kristina de Wal


Experienced Software Engineer & AI Enthusiast

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Lance Snider

Port Angeles, United States

Interactive Motion Developer

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Alisha Masih


😱 No Stress with Accountant Buddy 😉👍

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Ahmir Williams

Los Angeles, United States

Web & App UI Designer + ChatBot Developer

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kamel khebir

Virginia, United States

Senior AI | Android | backend developer

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Shohel Rana

Rajshahi, Bangladesh

E-commerce Expert & Virtual Assistant

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Katrina Lieber

Colorado, United States

Jira Cloud Administrator & Consultant

Common projects for Virtual Assistants

Email management and scheduling

Social media management and content creation

Administrative support, including data entry and bookkeeping

Customer service support

Market research and competitor analysis

Event planning and coordination

Tips for working with and hiring Virtual Assistants

Clarify your needs

Before hiring a Virtual Assistant, outline the tasks you need help with and the skills required to accomplish them. This can range from administrative tasks like email management and scheduling to specialized tasks like social media management or content creation.

Choose the right skill set

Review the Virtual Assistant's skills and experience to ensure they align with your needs. A good Virtual Assistant should have strong organizational, communication, and technical skills.

Communicate regularly

Regular communication is essential for a successful working relationship. Make sure your Virtual Assistant is responsive, open to feedback, and proactive in providing updates. Use Contra's platform for all your communication needs.

Set clear expectations

Be clear about your expectations regarding deadlines, workload, and project outcomes. A well-defined job scope will help your Virtual Assistant understand their responsibilities and deliver quality work.

How to hire Virtual Assistants

Define your needs

Start by identifying the tasks you need help with and the skills required to accomplish them. This will help you find a Virtual Assistant who is well-suited for your needs.

Post a detailed job

Posting a detailed job on Contra will attract the right Virtual Assistants. Include information about the tasks, required skills, and your expectations regarding communication and deadlines.

Review applications

Review the applications and profiles of the Virtual Assistants. Look at their skills, experience, and reviews from previous clients. This will give you an idea of their capabilities and reliability.

Conduct interviews

Interview the shortlisted candidates to assess their skills, understand their work style, and make sure they are a good fit for your needs.

Set clear expectations

Once you have chosen a Virtual Assistant, set clear expectations about the tasks, deadlines, and payment terms. This will help avoid misunderstandings and ensure a smooth working relationship.

3 questions to ask when interviewing Virtual Assistants

1. What kind of tasks have you handled as a Virtual Assistant in the past?

2. Can you describe a situation where you had to handle multiple tasks at once? How did you prioritize and manage your time?

3. What tools and software are you familiar with that assist you in your work as a Virtual Assistant?

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Frequently asked

A freelance Virtual Assistant provides administrative, technical, or creative assistance to clients remotely. They handle tasks such as email management, scheduling, social media management, data entry, customer service, and more.

A freelance Virtual Assistant provides administrative, technical, or creative assistance to clients remotely. They handle tasks such as email management, scheduling, social media management, data entry, customer service, and more.

Hiring a Virtual Assistant on Contra gives you access to talented professionals who can help streamline your processes and increase productivity. With Contra, you can review their profiles, collaborate efficiently, and manage contracts and payments in one place.

Virtual Assistants use a variety of tools depending on the tasks. Common tools include email and calendar applications, project management tools like Trello or Asana, communication platforms like Slack or Zoom, and various software for specific tasks.

You can post a job detailing your needs on Contra. Virtual Assistants who match your requirements can then apply for the job. You can also browse through the profiles of Virtual Assistants and invite those you are interested in to apply.

Virtual Assistants can handle a wide array of tasks, from general administrative duties like email management and scheduling to more specialized tasks like social media management, content creation, customer service, and more.

The cost of hiring a Virtual Assistant on Contra typically ranges from $25 to $35 per hour, depending on their experience and the complexity of the tasks.

Freelance Virtual Assistants are paid commission-free on Contra. They may charge per project, per hour, or per milestone. Virtual Assistants get paid for the work they produce for their clients. Clients must pay a minimum of $250 or $25 an hour to post an opportunity on Contra.

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