‘Virtual assistants’ was THE trending topic of 2020. With the new year (2021), there has never been a more important time to optimize your virtual business operations — especially during this pandemic. It’s time to double down.



MyOutDesk is named #1 Virtual Assistant Services by both TechRadar & Analytics Insight.


Considering a virtual assistant (VA) for your business? This quick read can help you make an informed decision.


The Case for Virtual Assistants


VAs have existed since the 1980s and the biggest US corporations have used VA services for decades. They’re a huge factor to their growth model.

The right VA will complete all the necessary grunt work — so that your local team can focus on producing higher-level results & growing the business. The question is, how do you find the right assistant?

“Partnering with MyOutDesk means saving time and money assembling staff who are trained, more efficient and less distracted.” — TechRadar

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Choosing the right virtual assistant service provider in 2021:


The VA industry boomed over the past 5 years. With that in mind, fundamentally there are four types of VA companies, catering to different sets of needs, as described below.


1) Database of Freelancers

This servicer displays VA profiles for mainly part-time gigs. Prices vary per assistant. Users must find, contact, select, and vet VA candidates themselves.

Pros: Great for one-time, off-hand projects.
Cons: Skills & experience typically not vetted by the provider.


2) Project-Based Freelancers

This service attracts both VA candidates & clients to their website and charges an access fee. Users must find, contact, select, and vet VA candidates themselves.

Pros: Great for a one-time seasonal project.

Cons: Skills & experience typically not vetted by the provider.


3) “Done FOR You”

This service attracts both VA candidates & clients to their website and acts as a staffing company. The roles that are offered can be limited and specific to a niche.

Pros: An affordable alternative to a traditional employee.

Cons: Limited to a few roles and responsibilities, and lower value tasks.


4) “Done WITH You”

This virtual assistant services company (such as MyOutDesk) consults and caters to each client’s needs and addresses growth opportunities through outsourcing business processes.

The servicer provides and organizes a thorough talent-matching process, background checks, business process optimization tools, and strategy consultations. The servicer also acts as the de facto HR department for the virtual assistant, boosting morale through healthcare benefits, bonuses, and PTO for the VA.


Pros: As affordable as all other VA services. Greatest selection of professional skillsets within an exclusive and competitive talent pool. A powerful model and strategic partnership for businesses looking to scale up.

Cons: Not ideal for one-time projects.

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Things To Consider

Since not all virtual assistant providers are created equal, entrepreneurs & CEOs need to consider the right type of provider that would best serve their needs.

When you keep a growth mindset as a business professional, you’ll have a lot of opportunities to fix things and reap the benefits – and only a select few VA servicers can help strategize with you.


We specialize in:

  • marketing & sales development
  • general admin assistance & customer support
  • accounting & collection
  • prospecting & cold calling





Outpace the competition & scale your operations for 2021


Simply put, MyOutDesk equips entrepreneurs & business owners with tools, strategies, and virtual employees – and when combined, businesses have a competitive edge and find growth while efficient systems and processes are put in place.

MyOutDesk proudly provides additional free business growth guides, books, and strategy calls.

See what we are about, and schedule a free consultation with us. We’ll take the time to learn more about your business and offer solutions to foster top talent and lower operational costs for your company.


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Did You Know?  MyOutDesk’s origin story is set during the last global financial crisis of 2008. Yes, that’s right — our business started by scaling businesses with virtual assistants during a recession! Pioneers of virtual assistant services, our first client in 2008 went from five to seventeen VAs with a completely revamped organizational model in short order, and he told MyOutDesk, “Our virtual professionals have shaved $250,000 off our monthly overhead.”