Some of my favorite articles on virtual assistants for startups

15411926_sHere are a few random articles on using a virtual assistant to help you around the startup – and get launched and successful faster!

10 things to outsource to a virtual assistant: http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/225318

Bloggers talk about virtual assistants: http://www.blogworld.com/2011/05/06/25-brilliant-bloggers-talk-about-virtual-assistants/

How startups should leverage virtual assistants: http://blog.asmartbear.com/virtual-assistant-startup.html

https://www.fancyhands.com/blog/category/usecase/ – ideas from FancyHands on how to utilize a virtual assistant

http://readwrite.com/2010/09/05/using-a-virtual-personal-assis – ReadWrite web talks about using a virtual assistant in a startup

http://stugreen.com/blog/2012/08/how-a-virtual-assistant-rescued-me-from-a-support-nightmare – interesting story about a real-world experience with a virtual assistant in a startup

http://tech.co/use-virtual-assistant-networker-sweepstakes-2012-09 – Using a virtual assistant to become a better networker

The top virtual assistant services (which I plan on evaluating and reviewing in the near future):

http://zirtual.com/ – just received a venture capital investment from the founder of Zappos

https://www.taskrabbit.com/ – in person, on-site assistants to run errands

https://www.fancyhands.com/ – looks decent

http://www.asksunday.com/ – claims to be the world’s leading virt assistant site

https://www.getfriday.com/ – focused on monthly plans

http://www.habiliss.com/indiv/ – has gotten good reviews

http://www.TaskUs.com – All American -$15/hour

Directories of virtual assistant services, with reviews:

www.FindYourVirtualAssistant.com

www.VirtualAssistantHub.com

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