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Fancy Hands vs Boldly

Fancy Hands compared to Boldly

Fancy Hands compared to Boldly

Virtual Assistants (VAs) have been stepping up to help businesses and entrepreneurs maintain maximum efficiency since about 2000. And since the COVID-19 pandemic, they’ve never been more vital. In fact, it’s estimated that there are as many as 25,000 VAs worldwide.

What exactly can a VA do for you? In short, anything you ask them to - from administrative tasks and data entry to phone support and creative projects. And the greatest benefit of a VA is they can help you from anywhere and, possibly, at any time.

Fancy Hands

Fancy Hands has been around since 2010, and has cornered the market on on-demand tasks. Clients simply submit their task or project request and someone from the Fancy Hands team will have it completed in about a day. Fancy Hands assistants have been known to tackle annoying phone calls (like negotiating rates with the cable company), data entry, and even light design projects. Assistants choose the projects they work on, so you’re bound to end up with someone whose skill set ideally aligns with your needs. And if a dedicated assistant would better suit your needs, Fancy Hands can help you with that, as well.


Boldly was founded in 2009. Their model is best suited for someone who’d like to engage in a long-term relationship with one, dedicated VA, and feels more like outsourcing to a staffing agency than delegating certain tasks. As such, they’re only available during traditional office hours. Boldly assistants can help with general tasks such as CRM management website maintenance, and calendar/scheduling support. Based on your needs, they pair you with a part-time or full-time assistant. The service is aimed at high-performing sales professionals and executives at start-ups and entrepreneurial clients, as well as enterprise accounts.

Fancy Hands and Boldly compared

  Fancy Hands Boldly
US-Based Assistants 24/7 9-5 Weekdays
Task roll-over Yes No
Purchases Secure Purchase System Trust Based
Integrations Slack, Trello, as well as Google Calendar Google Calendar
Pricing From $18 per month $49 per hour

Which is better?

Both Fancy Hands and Boldly boast a team of US-based VAs. Both can handle a variety of tasks to help you gain precious time. Though in terms of flexibility and cost, Fancy Hands is the clear standout. With Boldly, you’re essentially outsourcing certain functions to a staffing agency, who then pairs you with a long-term, dedicated assistant. With Fancy Hands, you have access to the entire team of VAs 24/7, and when you submit different types of tasks, you can be sure that someone who’s experienced and enthusiastic will be there to help. And if you’re looking for a dedicated virtual assistant, Fancy Hands can help with that, too.

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