A few months ago, I managed to get in with Fancy Hands. There is already a review of them up that I wrote last year, but I wanted to point out a few things now that I have some personal experience.
It’s a Good Job
I really, really enjoy the work. It’s fun to help others and do these little tasks. I think one of my favorite things about it is that you never know what you’re going to be doing. It could be anything from researching hotel costs in some foreign country to calling a place of business to find out if they have something.
You can work anytime you want to, even in the middle of the night if that suits you. However, the amount of work available at any given time will vary. As with any work at home job, always have a “back up” egg in your basket rather than relying solely on one thing to pay your bills.
It Can Be Non-Phone
You can work without ever using the phone if you want to because you can pick and choose the tasks you want to do. However, I think it’s pretty safe to say that you won’t make as much if you completely avoid the phone tasks because there are lots of those.
The Pay is Fair
Each task pays differently. While there are some that don’t seem to pay enough for what you’re asked to do, there are others that pay more than enough for the work. So I feel like that makes it all balance out to a fair rate.
Are They Hiring?
I am honestly not sure if Fancy Hands is actively recruiting. I know that a few people have gotten hired recently and that their application page is currently live on the site. You can definitely apply via that page, but don’t get too discouraged if you don’t hear back right away because that doesn’t mean you never will. I believe they are pretty careful not to overhire. I would suggest applying and for sure do the sample tasks to the best of your ability even though it says that is optional.
Good luck and please come back and give me the good news if you get in! If you are interested in other work at home VA opportunities, you can check out the other listings in my directory.
Looking for extra cash? I wrote a guest post over at Money Saving Mom on making extra money doing usability testing for websites. Be sure to check it out, along with the other posts in her “31 Ways to Earn Extra Cash Before Christmas” series.