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I have a house to continue cleaning, but here I am - taking a break and browsing the internet (so productive! LOL).

Anyone have experience using HireMyMom.com or any similiar sites?

I am just poking around for a little bit and it got me wondering if any of you have been successful landing work stemming from this type of avenue?

Of course, word-of-mouth and target marketing are top ways to gain business as we all know, but I am just curious.

Okay. I need to get back to the cleaning....the Domestic Goddess, I am (not!).
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Hire my mom is actually what got me started as a VA. I got my first VA job from there...she is a VA and I subbed under her. It is a really good site. It is one of the few that you don't have to bid low to get the project. Most of the proposals on there know that a good VA is worth more then $1-$8 per hour. I have had quite a few good projects from there.
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That's great, Rebecca!

I would assume that the people on there who are looking for help are more familiar with the benefits and value of a VA. I have been familiar with HBWM and Lesley Spencer Pyle over the years. I have heard positive things about the site, but have wondered if it was successful for anyone.

Thank you so very much for sharing!
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Thanks for sharing Rebecca. I just started looking in the Elance.com. Seems ok but not much there other then web tech stuff and peanuts hehe

I'm going to check out Hire My Mom today.
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Hi Michelle,
I have not tried "hire my Mom", but it sounds good. I tried Elance already and also got 2 projects from there. But in Elance they do not want to pay what a VA is worth.
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Sorry ladies but I have to say this.. the only thing about that site is that it is biased towards women... have they created a sub-site to educate people that there are now male VA's out there (me included). Im not having a rant or anything and hope I haven't upset anyone.
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No offense taken. I hope you have taken the opportunity to join the 'guys' in the "Men of the VA Industry" group? Help spread the word!
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I have indeed. I understand that there will always be more women VA's than men, and I suppose it is good being surrounded by women. lol.

No, seriously I have gained a lot of ideas from the ladies of this forum.
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I have gained a lot of ideas from the ladies of this forum.
As I always tell my son "Listen to your mother 'cuz I'm ALWAYS right."
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Similar sites include:
These sites I have checked out, I like some more then others...
www.guru.com
www.odesk.com
www.Ifreelance.com

Other sites I have found but not yet checked:
www.limeexchange.com
www.freelancefree.com
www.getafreelancer.com

A quick google search for Freelance comes up with countless options.
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A site I use...

www.peopleperhour.com
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I had actually never heard of this site but may just go and check it out now....thanks
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I have used Odesk ,Elance and People Per Hour , it's very difficult
to get a job and the pay is horrible.Some jobs pay even $1.00 even if you're
a beginner you are worth much more than a $1.00.
I received my first subcontract job on this forum and people here are REAL and they actually help and assist you.

I'm so glad I found this forum !
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As I always tell my son "Listen to your mother 'cuz I'm ALWAYS right."
Where's the "Like" button. I so wanted to hit just now!
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Thanks for sharing this site. I will check it out.
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Thanks for the heads up everyone. I have added all of the sites to my favs. It's worth a try. Right?
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Has anyone recently used HireMyMom? Is it worth the membership fee?
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Thanks for all the site info...will be helpful!
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This is just another reason why this forum is wonderful!!!! I am going to check out Hire My Mom right now!!
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Hmmm I had not heard of that one, I will have to check it out.
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