MyOutDesk Inc is a freelancer and virtual assistant outsourcing company that is based in San Diego, with offices in the United States and in the Philippines as well. MyOutDesk was founded in 2008 and has steadily grown since its early stages. The company specializes in real estate, but also provides business owners with a wide range of support services with their virtual assistants.
The concept behind MyOutDesk, that makes them original, is that they are motivated to answer the question, “How can a small company pretend to be a big company?” They support their clients as they grow, by helping them outsource some of their processes and staffing needs.
If you are looking for a reputable freelancing agency to join, MyOutDesk could be one of your best options. The company prides itself in only selecting top-of-the-line freelancers and providing their clients with the best possible services. The acceptance process is rigorous and can be challenging for any
Here’s a snapshot of what you can expect when you apply:
- Extensive online testing, specific to the field you applied for a job in
- Telephone interviews with office managers based in the Philippines
- Background checks
- Once selected, you are interviewed via Skype with US based managers
- Once hired, you’ll undergo industry-specific training
- Training is tailored to your skills set, and the client’s needs
- Once hired you are matched up with a client, based on your compatibility with their needs
Unlike some other freelancing job sites, MyOutDesk has a system for accountability and monitoring their virtual assistants. This is geared toward reassuring clients that the virtual assistant they have hired is worth the dollar, and is consistently performing to the highest possible standards.
As a MyOutDesk virtual assistant, you will be required to stay consistently online on Skype, and are supervised by the Operations Manager. This is all intended to build trust and rapport with the client and to gauge your performance level.
Even though MyOutDesk is primarily a real estate specialty agency, they provide several other support services to their business clients. You do not have to be a real estate expert in order to be a virtual assistant with them. Here are just some of the services that they provide and therefore, the areas they need virtual assistants in:
- Accounting and Bookkeeping
- Transaction Coordination
- Website Listing Management
- Prospect Management
- Short Sale Processing
- SEO, Online Marketing and Video Marketing and
- Social Media
There are different employment levels with the agency, which are obviously associated with different pay grades. Virtual assistants on these levels perform different kinds of tasks that range from basic general administrative responsibilities like document processing, responding to emails and even answering phone-calls, to managerial types of responsibilities, and leadership roles with companies.
Some of the main benefits of working with this particular agency include: a steady stream of income that you can rely on, health benefits and paid time-off. You are also able to make the best of a wide range of opportunities to work with well-established businesses and organizations, that you may not be able to access through other generic freelancer platforms.