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Does anyone know if Outsource.com is a legitamate website for virtual assistants freelancing? They send lots of email out with jobs available for quoting. On the surface it looks as though there is a lot of good work, however you do have to pay a monthly membership. I am curious if once you join if it would be as good as it looks. Has anyone worked with them that can give me some feedback?

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I've heard its similar to Freelancer and the others. Highly competitive as third world service providers can really undercut the rate of pay. Best source I've found for jobs (with least competition) is by joining any VA organizations (like our VAinsiders) that have job boards. Typically jobs coming from these organizations are decent pay $25+/hr and up.

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I've heard its similar to Freelancer and the others. Highly competitive as third world service providers can really undercut the rate of pay. Best source I've found for jobs (with least competition) is by joining any VA organizations (like our VAinsiders) that have job boards. Typically jobs coming from these organizations are decent pay $25+/hr and up.

Thanks Tawnya for the information.

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My suggestion is that if you have to pay a membership fee - research the site by googling reviews of it to see what folks have to say. This has steered me away from some potentially expensive but useless sites.

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I agree. When I first started out, I spent hours on those freelance sites(elance, freelancer, odesk-now upwork, guru, etc) and while I did get a few gigs here and there, I found the most I could earn was like $8hr. Since minimum wage in my own province was more than that at the time, it seemed like a waste of time. Sure, I could stay home and save a few bucks for child care and transportation, but I had spent money going to school and getting a degree for a reason. It was disheartening.

 

By far the best way to find clients willing to pay your rates are through places like the VA Organizations like Tawyna said.

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This is some great feedback where you go to find projects. I too would rather get to know my potential clients on forums and groups like this one. It's a great way to get the like, know and trust relationship started.

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