Re: [newtech-1] Best virtual assistant service for booking a college tour?

From: Jonathan J.
Sent on: Thursday, November 15, 2012 12:03 PM
Use Make sure you interview before accepting someone. You'll be able to pay ODesk instead of having to pay the individual directly, and you'll be able to see snapshots of what they are doing on their computer while they are working, which will keep them honest. I would also use Mavenlink coupled with GDocs to make sure you coordinate the project. While you can put in a fixed price for the whole project, I would personally extend an hourly offer. That gives you more control over the pacing and progress.

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On Thu, Nov 15, 2012 at 11:56 AM, Peter Bell <[address removed]> wrote:
Hi All,

I need to arrange a college tour to present on a number of campuses. I need someone to take a list of colleges (and possibly add some), find contacts at career service, in computer clubs and with faculty. I need them to propose a talk to those contacts and handle the scheduling of the tour. So I need someone who can represent an organization well, has good communication skills and can "solve the problem" and basically just return an itinerary with a list of times, dates and contact details.

How would you go about finding someone to do such a project? I'm open to a task based site like fancy hands or task rabbit, a virtual assistant site like Zirtual or some other process, but I'm trying to find a quick but effective way to find someone, give them a spec and get the work done for a few thousand dollars.

Any suggestions on a low overhead way of doing something like this much appreciated (I don't really want to write a craigslist ad and interview 40 applications, although I guess that's the worst case option).

Also, if I do do the CraigsList route, does anyone have any idea of hourly rates for this kind of work?

Best Wishes,

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