Fancy Hands is a company that there has been a lot of buzz about lately. They hire people to work from home as virtual assistants and I think one thing that is making this company so popular is that you’re free to work whenever you want and also much of the work is non-phone! Fancy Hands is new and growing quickly. They were hiring a lot of new folks a couple of months back but it seemed they stopped for a bit. As of the date of this blog post, it appears they are looking for new workers again so I thought this would be a good time for me to do a complete review of them here.
How much does Fancy Hands pay?
The pay is per task you do and the tasks might pay anywhere from $1 to $5 each depending on how complex they are. As of January 1st, 2014, Fancy Hands will ONLY be paying with Dwolla. They have done away with their Paypal option.
What kinds of tasks would you be doing?
As I said, a lot of the work is non-phone. Some of it might be researching things and gathering info through Google searches. There are also phone tasks, but even those are not supposed to be very complicated. So if you’ve shied away from phone work before, you might actually consider doing it for Fancy Hands.
What are the requirements to apply?
The requirements are not extremely specific. As far as tech requirements go, you just need a good computer with internet. It says on the website they want self-starters with good communication skills who are knowledgeable in lots of different areas. No official word on whether or not they hire outside the US, but I know that on the application it asks if you are legally eligible to work in the US so I’m guessing that’s a must. Also, you must have a Google account to sign up. Don’t worry — if you don’t have a Google account, setting one up is very very easy. You can set one up here.
Can Fancy Hands supply a full-time income?
I think it might be possible to make decent money here, but you always will need some other type of work to fall back on. From what I’ve heard from other people who are currently doing tasks for Fancy Hands, sometimes there are good tasks up to do and sometimes there are not. Many people log on and just aren’t able to find much work to do that’s easy or would be worth the pay. It seems that the good tasks get grabbed up quickly, so you have to be quick and check it often. So while I encourage you to apply here if the job sounds appealing to you, remember that you should always have a backup job in case anything happens.
Is there room for advancement within the company?
It is possible to get promoted at Fancy Hands. The info on this is a little vague, but it’s described as a “managerial type position” where you are helping to manage Fancy Hand’s other assistants.
How do you apply?
Applying is very easy. As I said above, you’ll need a Google account first. They have a short form to fill out where they ask you some basic questions. One of the questions is whether or not you’d be willing to do any phone tasks. You also have to put in your Paypal address so they can pay you and let them know if you’d be willing to do any sample tasks. Be sure to put “yes” here and you’ll be taken to a page where you just need to find some information on some random things. This is so they can gauge how good your internet research skills are.
How long does it take to hear back?
Some people have applied here two or three times and heard nothing back, while others hear back pretty quickly. Seems to be just hit or miss. They hired a lot of people to start and then slowed down on the hiring. Since it appears they are actively recruiting again, getting your app in now would be a good idea.
My Thoughts on Fancy Hands
My experience with the company thus far has been positive. If you’re looking for non-phone, there are several tasks available that you can do that don’t involve one, but it’s clear that you’ll make more money if you will break down and use the phone sometimes. It’s awesome because it’s flexible — you can log on at any time during the day or night and do tasks – and some of the tasks pay very generously for the work (but then some don’t). I would definitely recommend this if you’re looking for a flexible work at home job and the nature of the work appeals to you.