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Fancy Hands vs Cleardesk

Fancy Hands compared to ClearDesk

Fancy Hands compared to ClearDesk

Virtual Assistants (VAs) have been helping entrepreneurs and small and large business owners for decades. If you need help with a task, but don’t have the time to filter through Fiverr profiles or the budget to hire a part time employee, VA sites like Fancy Hands and Clear Desk can delegate for you, and get you back to focusing on your business.

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.


ClearDesk was founded just a few years ago. 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 hiring an employee than delegating certain tasks. As such, they’re only available during traditional office hours. ClearDesk assistants can help with specialized tasks such as eCommerce, legal, customer service and real estate. Based on your needs, they pair you with a part-time or full-time assistant. They maintain a 60 hour per month minimum commitment.

Fancy Hands and ClearDesk compared

  Fancy Hands ClearDesk
US-Based Assistants Yes No
Availability 24/7 9-5 Weekdays
Task roll-over Yes No
Purchases Secure Purchase System
Assistant never sees your CC info
Integrations Slack, Trello, as well as Google Calendar Google Calendar and Outlook
Pricing Starts at $17 per month Starts at $1,000 per month

Which is better?

Both Fancy Hands and ClearDesk 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 Clear Desk, you’re simply outsourcing the task of finding your assistant, you’re hiring a part time (or full time) employee. 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 who are also US-based employees.

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