Virtual Assistant Start-Up Working to Keep More Virtual Jobs in America

New start-up company gives North American virtual assistants more virtual employment opportunities. The Virtual Assistant Directory, a new on-line business directory is working to keep virtual jobs in America from being outsourced overseas.
Virtual Assistant for Hire
Virtual Assistant for Hire
July 25, 2012 - PRLog -- Orlando, FL – In the competitive world of virtual jobs, it has become increasingly hard for virtual assistants to make a living the way they used to. Those who live in foreign countries have been able to easily underbid these workers, performing the same tasks at a fraction of the cost to employers. However, Michael Dirk, a retired Military Officer and founder of the Virtual Assistant Directory, is setting a new industry standard with his ideas about how to help virtual assistants continue making a decent living from what they do best.

Virtual Assistant Directory ( is a business directory that lists virtual assistants for hire. Here, employers can scan through the pages much like they would a phone book, an aspect of the site that is very similar to many of the major freelancing networks. The difference is this new start-up features only those who live in North America, specifically the United States and Canada. Instead of slashing their rates to compete with developing countries, those who provide virtual services can now charge an honest rate for their work in-line with the standard of living in their country.

According to Michael Dirk, one of the company’s primary aim is to “help keep these jobs in America.” He says the Virtual Assistant Directory will help those who are having a difficult time finding work on other job bidding websites that allow bidding from India and other countries. In contrast, this new company is not a job bidding website. Instead, it offers a listing of various freelancers and virtual assistants alongside the services they offer and their rates. Instead of being forced to reduce your price in order to be considered for a project, virtual services can now be provided at a more reasonable and consistent rate.

The Virtual Assistant Directory offers listings for just about every type of virtual job that might need to be filled and promises to add more upon request. Searching for a business or personal  assistant, diet specialist, tutor, web designer, or graphic artist -- the company keeps a list of those virtual assistants for hire according to their services and their locations within the United States and Canada. It is an easy way to advertise virtual services and virtual jobs while helping to lower the unemployment rate in the United States. This directory offers a new idea that has benefits for both employers and virtual assistants. For those who are searching for a virtual job, this site is an easy way for them to get their name and business noticed.

In contrast to some of the other sites boasting a plethora of virtual jobs available, Michael Dirk says his new site hosts “one of the best, low-cost advertising solutions available.” With the opportunity for employers to help keep jobs in the country and for virtual assistants to make a better profit for their work, Virtual Assistant Directory is setting the bar high for a drastic change within the industry of virtual services.

Media: Contact founder for interviews or review copies. Visit the company’s web site at for more information regarding listings, pricing, and services.


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