If you are looking for an internet virtual assistant, here are 5 services for finding a wide range of skills and talent.

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Elance is great because it is a 1-stop shop where you can find web designers, web programmers, marketers, copywriters, administrators, IT consultants, grant writers, translators, researchers, graphic designers, video producers, etc. Choose from over 80,000 independent professionals around the world.

I have found excellent internet virtual assistants on Elance and highly recommend this service! It is the first place I go when I need a VA.


99Designs is the place to go if you need design work for a website, blog, logo, brochure, business cards, stationary, etc.  Using this service you can get fast and inexpensive results. Their are currently over 34,000 talented designers in this community.

How does it work? 99designs uses a contest model where you specify a description of what you need and a cash “prize”. Various artists in the 99Designs community submit their entries.

You review all the entries, leave feedback, and request changes. You choose a favorite design from all the designs submitted. The winner receives the prize money.

This service is great because you can receive tens or hundreds of designs to choose from and only pay the winner!


Need a programmer? Then check out RentACoder. They currently have over 250,000 registered coders around the globe. Choose from a variety of price points, experience levels, skills, and services to find the professional that is right for your needs.

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MYeReputation is an internet virtual assistant service that specializes in social networking. If you want to leverage the power of social marketing but don’t have the knowledge and/or the time to tweet or post content on blogs, article directories, online video sites, podcast sites, and presentation sharing sites, MYeReputation may be the solution for you.

MYeReputation will create you social network accounts, fill in your profile, invite people into your networks, and monitor your connections.

You will need to provide your MYeReputation assistant with content for your business but they take care of all the tedious, time consuming tasks of getting your content and message delivered to potential prospects on multiple social networks.


While not technically an internet virtual assistant provider, AskSunday is a source to consider if you need a personal assistant. They can schedule your appointments, purchase gifts such as flowers, books and gift certificates, coordinate and book travel plans,  make customer service calls, etc.

Freeing up your personal time leaves more time to focus on your business. Or you can use the extra time to recharge, making you more effective in your business.

To Your Online Success,