Few new ones doing the rounds at the moment… I’ve not seen anything I’d pay for personally! Over the years we have seen many of these come and go - and none of them have cracked it and delivered what they promised.
About time there was some clarity on the matter … thank you so much!
Actually, I was approached at one of the networking events I went to by someone who is crowdfunding an idea to create a traffic light VA directory whereby VAs pay to list their services and rate themselves from bronze (does not offer) to gold (expert in) on a whole list of services.
His USP was that the gold would need to be cross-referenced with LinkedIn testimonials.
Needless to say, I listed all the other directories out there, and suggested he came to the VA Conference to ask a number of us what we thought. Sadly for him, he was busy on the day of the VA Conference, but I think he has gone ahead with the project anyway.
I wish him luck though I know I wouldn’t want to join something like that … sorry!
Would be interested to know if I was totally off the mark with my advice though, so if anyone has any thoughts on the matter, do let me know.
I see where he was coming from with the cross-reference with the LinkedIn profile, but it feels … not sure … it just didn’t feel right for me … I never even ask anyone for references and never connect with clients on LinkedIn unless they invite me first.
VAs tend to be clients’ little secret - mine tend not to admit to using a VA.
Also, the same thing stands: Unless clients know about the directory site, it is completely pointless us being listed there…